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The Symptoms For Adhd - How Should Parents Respond To An ADHD Diagnosis?

Updated on January 31, 2012

ADHD is a real disorder that results in the one diagnosed with it struggling to maintain concentration and focus on a specific task or activity. It must be stated however, that ADHD does not render a child (or adult) incapable of concentrating. Many parents of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD will question how it is possible that their child will be able to sit in front of a computer playing a computer game for hours on end, and yet has real problems focusing on activities and tasks that they do not enjoy or which they do not find stimulating. In fact, it is precisely for this reason that some folks still insist that ADHD is not a real disorder, and that greater discipline and strictness on the part of the parents is really all that is necessary.

Nevertheless, the symptoms for adhd are hard to ignore, as many families will attest. The disorder can start early in the child's life, while they are still toddlers, in fact. The symptoms will persist through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.

Most kids are diagnosed when they reach school going age. ADHD kids with the hyperactive component are usually spotted by their teachers and the parents are advised to seek an evaluation. Inattentive type ADHD is more difficult to spot, because the symptoms for adhd inattentive type do not present themselves as obviously as hyperactivity and impulsivity do. They are more subtle and often misinterpreted.

The three sub-types of the disorder are as follows:

  1. Inattentive Type
  2. Hyperactive/Impulsive Type
  3. Combined Type

The symptoms for adhd combined type include all of those that are listed for the previously mentioned two types. The majority of children who are diagnosed with ADHD will fall into this category.

What can parents do?

There are many options available these days for treating ADHD and they do not have to include strong, schedule II psycho-stimulant medications such as Adderall, Vivanse, or Ritalin. Homeopathic remedies have proven, time and time again in numerous studies and trials, to be highly effective in combating the symptoms of ADHD. In some instances the symptoms are eliminated altogether, while in others they are effectively curtailed. The child is able to focus more, absorb more information, and generally lead a better quality of life. Any parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD would do well to consider homeopathic and alternative treatments before resorting to the traditional ADHD drugs.

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