We are using a product called beCalm'd which has 5 htp in it as one of the ingredients. We have had success with it. We stopped giving it to our son for a month or so. (Our naturalpath/homeopath was trying to determine what variables were successful.) The pre-school noticed something different and wondered if things had changed at home. I had told them what we were doing and mentioned that things were pretty tough at home again as well. So, when we reintroduced it, things got better.
Thanks for the info. I'm considering this for difficult child and wondering if it will be an option for him considering he cannot take any type of stimulant (we have tried 5 and it was awful). Just gathering information before I approach psychiatrist about this.
I was just thinking of an alternative practitioner because many doctors are not open to supplements. You could take him to a nutritionist, herbalist, homeopath, acupuncturist, naturopath, etc. They would be more likely to know which supplements and dietary changes would help him.