ADHD is a disorder in which adolescents and even adults have problems paying attention and focusing. They also have troubles dealing with hyperactivity and controlling their behavior This disorder can be very difficult for children that are trying to learn in a school setting because they don’t have the ability to focus and sit still long enough to readily obtain the information being presented.
ADHD symptoms in children can vary from child to child and even in adults. However, there are certain characteristic signs and symptoms that are displayed. They key is that the child must have symptoms for 6 or more months and to a degree greater than a child of the same age. When diagnosed, the patient must have 6 or more areas filled in each of the categories.
- Being easily distracted, miss details, switch from one activity to another
- Become bored with a task unless it is something enjoyable
- Difficulty focusing on a task or learning something new
- Trouble completing or turning in homework and often losing things
- Easily prone to daydreaming
- Not able to listen very well
- Have difficulty focusing on one thing at a time
- Struggles to follow instructions as given
- Difficulty processing information as quickly as others
- Fidget and move around in their seats
- Talk constantly
- Inability to stand still
- Dash around and touch and play with anything in sight
- Difficulty performing quiet tasks
Cause of ADHD
ADHD is caused by several different factors and scientists are not sure of the exact cause. The genetic component has been studied in twins and suggests it may be an inherited trait. There are even some genes known to cause ADHD in certain patients; their brain tissue is extremely thin in areas associated with attention. As the patient gets older the thin areas grow to a normal thickness and symptoms lessen.
What Can I Do To Help My Child?
There are obviously many drugs like Adderall used to treat the symptoms of ADHD, which is a stimulant that can cause side effects in the patient. That is why it may be important to seek natural alternatives to help with ADHD symptoms. One type of product is made by Vaxa and called Attend mini capsules. This is a natural supplement that can help reduce stress, focus attention and help to improve concentration in children. This product contains a blend of homeopathic ingredients that include Gingko Biloba and many other natural ingredients that do not have any harmful side effects. This product is best taken 20 minutes before or after a meal. The only reported issues of this drug have to do with blood thinners, which should not be used in conjunction with this homeopathic product.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorder that can cause many problems in a child’s life and these problems can extend to adulthood. By understanding the symptoms and causes, it may be possible to use homeopathic remedies to control the disorder without the harmful side effects of prescription medication.