the question above is can Holistic Psychiatry address alcoholism and ADHD. Of course a holistic approach is always useful, AA is an example of a holistic approach recognizing the importance of spirituality in any real recovery. ADHD responds well to brahmi, an Ayurvedic herb as well as looking at all the causes of attention problems, for example, the need for a tutor, understanding if there are family problems at home affecting concentration etc. The power of Brahmi in effectively overcoming ADHD has been demonstrated in scientific studies. Unless one understands the importance of schoolwork artificial stimulants such as Ritalin are only a bandaid approach and leads to addiction to a stimulant as well as risking chronic fatigue from artificial stimulation over a long term. Tratak, a yoga concentration exercise is also very helpful in cases of ADHD, and helps with developing the power of concentration and improves eyesight as well.