is there a cure for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) ??

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  1. rajivnandy profile image58
    rajivnandyposted 7 years ago

    is there a cure for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)  ??

  2. perfectperception profile image60
    perfectperceptionposted 7 years ago

    At one time, I needed all the information I could get to help my son but I've not found a cure or suggesions of one yet.

  3. wytegarillaz profile image73
    wytegarillazposted 7 years ago

    Hi! I have just been diagnosed with it

    The medication seems to be helping so far.

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    I'm not aware of a cure and one must be aware there are several groups of symptoms that get labeled as ADHD.

    When I was working with juvenile delinquents one of the 14 years olds was given ritalin which I found disturbing but it seemed to calm him down and he normalized out about age 16.

    Many suggest it is too much sugar in a person's diet.  Some people just seem to be born that way.

  5. karenfreemansmith profile image60
    karenfreemansmithposted 7 years ago

    I had a friend with ADHD that swore a healthy diet helped him more than medication ever did.

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    Connor Parxposted 7 years ago

    I'm not an ADHD denier, but the 'condition' needs to be approached with caution having worked with children who probably genuinely have the condition whilst others have been labelled with it simply to mask or convientiently explain away extremely bad behaviour without parental criticism or responsibility.

    Yes an appropriate sugar free diet is probably more effective than pumping kids with ritalin, but above all, regardless of whether the condition is real or not, firm effective care is essential. All children need to learn appropriate behaviours and boundaries to those behaviours. Unfortunately being diagnosed as ADHD often absolves those children from learning effective behaviours and/or their carers from helping develop and enforce them.

    I spent a number of years working within one of Europe's then leading institutions for children with behavioural difficulties. The unit for the youngest children worked on a token system where children were rewarded for non-bad behaviour, and could receive tokens for simply going for a length of time without hitting others. These tokens could be swapped for rewards such as activities, time on the pool table etc.

    One 12 year old spent many years in the unit and before his release was weaned off the token economy. On a rare unsupervised trip out he helped an elderly lady across the road, then, when she failed to reward him with a token for his good behaviour, he seriously assaulted her.

    This reflects the inherent danger of attempting to manage behaviours through external means such as medication as it relieves the individual from learning internal control mechanisms. Yes, many diagnosed with ADHD find the associated behaviours diminishing as they leave childhood, but for many others as they enter adulthood they find they haven't developed the social skills required to face those challenges and many find themselves within the penal system for violent behaviours.

    The best 'cure' is to accept medical advice, have a healthy diet but remaining aware that such medical advice doesn't absolve the recipient from learning the social skills required by all regardless of any prognosis.

  7. Silver Poet profile image79
    Silver Poetposted 7 years ago

    No cure, just treatment.  Treatment is more than just taking medicine, though is helpful and enabling.  Learning good habits such as writing yourself notes and setting timers to remember things also help.

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    reeltaulkposted 7 years ago

    Yes....just pay attention and if that is so impossible, get involved in things that would get your attention and keep it.

  9. Naomi Jayne profile image61
    Naomi Jayneposted 7 years ago

    I believe there is always a cure, you just have to believe.
    But I dont think medication is the real cure, you might have to look into other ways of healing or dealing with the ADHD.

    Best wishes.

  10. Valeed profile image78
    Valeedposted 7 years ago

    There are two treatments available for adhd and they are stimulant medications and behavioural therapies. For more information read the following hub
    This hub might answer your question about ADHD.

  11. steveStpierre profile image60
    steveStpierreposted 7 years ago

    No cure but there's a special treatment in that. I have written many articles and post in my site

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    Golden Ashposted 6 years ago

    I do not think there is a cure for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), I am a psychologist and there are therapies for ADHD but there is no permanent solution for ADHD.However,the good news is people with ADHD can manage their ADHD through medication, behavioural therapy or other alternative treatments to a great degree.
    I know something about music therapy for ADHD by Dr. Jane Smith Ma'ati at her website
    Children with ADHD and similar disorders have been able to harness their creative energies and skills to make positive changes in their behavior and overcome their symptoms. It is true that music therapy help relieves the symptoms of ADHD.


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