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Attention Defict Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Cure and treatments

Updated on January 22, 2018

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder : ADHD

How and why

According to studies, the brains of individuals with ADHD do not produce certain chemicals in key areas that are in charge of organising our thoughts and behaviour.

Studies show that ADHD is more common in children who have close relatives suffering from the disorder.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms include having trouble paying attention in school, at home or work. Experts say that ADHD may also present with at least six of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty following instructions.
  • Inability to focus on work or play activities at school and at home.
  • Tendency to misplace, or lose things needed for activities at school and home
  • Doesn't look attentive.
  • Cannot pay close attention to details.
  • Disorganized has trouble planning ahead and executing tasks.
  • Forgets things quite easily is easily distracted.

Try to get as much information as possible about your child's behaviour from people who know your child, or people who know you. Speak to your doctor. Your doctor may have checklists that you and your child's teacher can fill out. This will help them evaluate your child's behaviour in relation with other children.

Your doctor may suggest tests to check your or your child's vision and hearing. In certain cases where a diagnosis cannot be made, your doctor may advise you or your child to consult a psychologist, or psychiatrist.


Did you know?

Research suggests that smoking and drug abuse during pregnancy can iead to ADHD in the child. Exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins, such as lead, could also be a possible trigger for ADHD in the child. ADHD is more common boys than in girls.

Self remedies of ADHD

  • Nurture your child's interests.
  • Augment your child's self esteem.
  • Find out at which time they are most attentive.
  • Give them choices and hands-on activities and stimulating learning activities, like reading, drawing, painting etc.
  • Provide positive aspirations and role models.
  • Encourage them to learn organisational skills and appreciate the value of personal effort.
  • Teach your child focusing techniques and visualization.
  • Establish regular rules, routines and transitions.
  • Hold family meetings; instil a constructive image in your child.
  • Give rewards after your child has done something well.
  • Have patience.

Case study

Four year old Nikhil had recurrent coughs and colds. His mother told us that Nikhil was a restless child, who never sat in one place. He loved' interfering in everyone else's work, blurting out in the classroom, running, and jumping around without fear of being injured. Nikhil was diagnosed as an ADHD child by a psychiatrist. He was put on Ritalin, a conventional medicine, which made him sleepy the whole day. We took his detailed case history and found that Nikhil was intrepid and did not fear even jumping from great heights and running over the parapet. Based on his restless fearlessness, we prescribed him Agaricus Muscarius. A few months later, he calmed down. Gradually, his attention level at school also improved.

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