ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER (ADHD)


What is ADHD?

ADHD is an extremely common behavioural disorder seen in many children today. It is a condition of the neurodevelopmental type wherein the patient shows symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity in various combinations and degrees.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

ADHD is of 3 types, Predominantly Inattentive, Predominantly Hyperactive and Combined, demarcating the difference in the symptoms manifestations of the condition:

  • Inattention:Parents will often notice that the child gets easily distracted, cannot concentrate,keeps losing things, cannot follow simple instructions and makes silly mistakes.
  • Hyperactivity:Child cannot sit in one place, gets bored of performing any task very easily, in unable to complete the given task, talks too much and hands and legs are in a constant state of activity.
  • Impulsivity:The child is extremely impatient, interrupts when other people are talking and act before they think.

Why does ADHD occur?

  • Genetics: TADHD has been observed to be genetically passed on from parent to child.
  • Problems during pregnancy: A woman who during pregnancy, would have been smoking, drinking alcohol or indulging in drug abuse would have a higher chance of giving birth to a child with ADHD.
  • Habits: Few research studies have shown that children who watch too much television or eat foods having artificial colours have a higher chance of getting ADHD.

How does Homeopathy work in ADHD?

The mainstay of homeopathic treatment in ADHD is to convert a maladjusted child into a well-adjusted one, without the fear of side effects or habit-forming. The medicines are prescribed considering the entire constitution, family history and life situation of the child and help in overall development and health.

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