Some professionals believe that ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a condition wherein an individual’s brain cannot slow down enough to complete an assigned task. The condition is usually noticed in childhood during the early elementary school years, but can continue through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD makes it hard to for a person to pay attention and/or control his/her actions. Parents and teachers at times describe a child with ADHD as one who “just can’t sit still.” Occasionally intelligent children receive the label of being “learning-disabled” which then has an affect on the emotional and social areas of their life. ADHD may exist alone or with learning disabilities and/or communication problems.
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is similar to what is described above without the symptoms of hyperactivity. ADD is often missed because the child’s lack of hyperactive behavior does not catch the attention of the caregivers.
In regards to the thinking abilities both ADD
and ADHD have the following similar characteristics:
The exact cause for ADHD is unknown but many
natural health physicians and researchers believe that potential causes
for the modern epidemic of ADHD and ADD can include a combination of the
A team of qualified professionals, including a physician, therapist, or psychiatrist can rule out other causes of the child’s behavior.
A combination of treatments can be effective.
These may include:
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