Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects both children and adults. ADHD develops when the brain and central nervous system suffer impairments related to growth and development. A person with ADHD will show varying degrees of these three behaviours:  inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is often diagnosed in childhood, and typically continues through adolescence and into adulthood. The level of impairment can vary from person to person and from one situation to another; symptoms can lessen or increase over time.

attentionWhen signs of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are seen for at least 6 months and demonstrated in more than one setting, such as the home, classroom or at work, ADHD may be the cause. A person with ADHD may not be able to quiet their mind enough to fall asleep when they should. They often report difficulty with managing emotions that include anger, worry, frustration, and disappointment. These create additional challenges for the person with ADHD.

There are several conditions that are associated with ADHD, including anxiety, learning disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, depression, and social anxiety.

Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

There is no cure for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. But the condition can be treated in children and adults with medication and therapy.

The stimulant medications which are widely used to treat ADHD, are also known as central nervous system stimulants.

Acupuncture is a supportive modality, and should be used as and when needed.  Acu-ADHD™ is a treatment that includes Magnotherapy for treatment of ADD/ADHD. Together with Magnetotherapy they are very good in balancing the behavior, mind, brain, and body of a person when the cause of the ADD/ADHD is body imbalance

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Any treatment should coincide with exercise, a healthy diet, a regular sleep schedule, elimination of stimulates (like caffeine) and stress management techniques – such as yoga or meditation.