Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is it?
- A behavioral disorder that begins in early childhood and persists into adolescence and adulthood
- Typified by one or more symptoms of disabling inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity
- Commonly accompanied by mood disorders or learning disabilities
The term attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) encompasses three separate ADHD forms:
predominantly inattentive (often referred to as simply attention deficit disorder, or ADD), predominantly hyperactive and combined type.
Depending on the region and the investigator, ADHD can be found in 5 to 15% of school-aged children.
A common drug prescribed is an amphetamine-type drugs for ADHD each day. Onset is usually by the age of three, although the diagnosis is often not made until later, when the child is in school.
The characteristics of ADHD in order of frequency are (1) hyperactivity, (2) emotional instability, (mood swings, outbursts, etc.), (3) clumsiness, (4) disorders of attention (short attention span, distractibility, failure to finish things off, not listening, poor concentration), (5) impulsiveness (action before thought, abrupt shifts in activity, poor organizing, jumping up in class), (6) disorders of memory and thinking, (7) specific learning disabilities, (8) disorders of speech and hearing, and (9) various neurological signs and brainwave pattern irregularities.
These characteristics are frequently associated with difficulties in school, both in learning and in behavior. If not intensively managed, a child with ADHD will be likely to experience academic impairment, increased risk of injuries, and problems with self-esteem and socialization. Later in adolescence and adulthood, those with ADHD have a high risk of experiencing depression or anxiety, substance abuse and addictions, traffic accidents, financial problems, vocational underachievement, and social problems.
In homeopathy we treat such conditions with remedies that do not contain toxic materials and can be taken on a daily basis or as required by the symptoms. Most importantly, they are non-addictive! Since in homeopathy we look at each person as a unique individual with a unique personality, there are plenty remedies that can be matched to the individual person.
For more information on treatments of ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, Fear, Etc. please contact me at the North York clinic