Module introduction

Learning outcomes:


By the end of this module, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the types of complementary treatments parents and carers use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)


  • why they opt for various herbal remedies, supplements, physical treatments and diets


  • when they use such treatments


  • which treatments are backed by evidence


  • which treatments are considered unacceptable due to a risk of serious health risks


  • the way parents and carers think when considering these treatments.



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