With diagnosis, 40+ years of contradictions fell into place. A smart girl who didn't cause trouble, with just enough anxiety to propel me to action, I had flown under the radar screen for four decades.
Because there is no evidence for a single causative factor for ADHD, a common sense approach is to treat each child individually. A lifestyle medicine program for the child and their family should be considered as first line therapy when given a diagnosis of ADHD.
More and more health professionals are recognizing the viability of effective meditation for overcoming ADHD. As a meditation teacher, I routinely witness meditation's transformative effects on children and adults with ADHD.