Classification of Attention Deficit Disorder
The rates at which children and adults are being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder is startling. In the past, these same people were labeled as slightly brain damaged or hyperactive by the medical community. The American Psychiatric Association says that there are 2 million people with this condition.
For starters, ADD or A.D.D. is a medical term used to describe people who have trouble maintaining focus in school and social settings. ADD and ADHD children are given the label if they exhibit overactive tendencies and cause disruptions in the classroom. On the other hand, you could also have quiet children drawing or looking out the window while sitting at their desk.
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are recognized for memory problems, tendency to lose things, or procrastinate for no particular reason other than a lack of concentration and initiative. Not finishing homework or school assignments on time might also attribute to ADD. The right diagnosis also rules out other kinds of problems as well.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, there are three types of attention deficit disorders. They are:
- ADHD Predominantly Inattentive
- ADHD Predominantly Combined
- ADHD Predominantly Hyperactive Impulsive
Children and adults must show six of nine symptoms in order to be diagnosed with the condition. In all of these cases, symptoms must persist for no less than six months to a degree that is inconsistent with his or her development level. Most of these symptoms must also surface before age seven and in two different settings that may include work and school. There must be sufficient evidence of hardship and impairment in a social, school, or work setting and cannot be bought on by other disorders like pervasive developmental disorder and anxiety.
Attend by Vaxa- A Natural Remedy for ADD & ADHD
If you have a child with ADD or ADHD, Attend combined with Bright Brain (now called Omega Citrus chews) might be the perfect solution. It’s an all natural supplement that should be explored before trying the more dangerous medications.
Attend is a all natural homeopathic remedy, without all of those risky side effects of drugs that can cause a possible addiction and other problems.
Attend has the right mix homeopathic medicinals that can help to strengthen the neural connections. This helps improve memory skills. Attend also works well alongside other all natural ADHD supplements because of its makeup, a collection of amino acids, herbs, minerals, and homeopathics. Attend by Vaxa has shown a 70 percent success rate during clinical trials.
Extress (part of the Attend Strategy Pack) can also be beneficial as part of an all natural solution. Extress helps to minimize hyperactivity. Memorin is also part of the Attend Strategy Pack and helps with associated memory problems.
Stan Headley, MD, ND Discusses ADD/ADHD
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Traits Associated with ADD and ADHD
There is a common misconception people diagnosed with ADD and ADHD share a laundry list of similar problems, but little evidence has been found that directly correlate all of these symptoms. The following is a list of traits associated with ADD and ADHD, in no particular order of prominence.
- Frequent mistakes with school assignments
- Difficulty paying attention
- Lack of listening skills
- Poor activity coordination and organization
- Losing things easily
- Excessive movement while seated
- Talking too much
- Emotional problems
- Interrupting other people’s actions
- Trouble playing quietly
These symptoms are common in children and adults with learning related visual problems and multiple sensory function, along with undiscovered allergies or poor reactions to something they eat, drink, or breath.