causes, but it
is widely accepted and understood to be a biologically-based
disorder of brain function.
symptoms include impulsiveness and hyperactivity. While in
themselves, these symptoms would not trigger alarm for concern.
However, as ADHD symptoms, they are usually extreme in those
children with ADHD, often out of control and unmanageable without
treatment or medication. ADHD should not be confused with ADD
(Attention Deficit Disorder). The symptoms are quite different
including a lack of attention, but without the symptom of
hyperactivity which is common with ADHD.
you suffer from adult ADHD, ADD, or childhood attention deficit
disorder, there are many medical options and ADHD medications to
choose from. Usually, treatment include/span>s therapy along with
ADHD medications, such as Ritalin or Concerta. The best results are
achieved when ADHD is approached from all angles, getting help from
teachers, counselors, friends, and family, as well as the medical
Some solutions to deal with adult ADHD or children
with ADHD include constant positive reinforcement. Repeated
reminders and advance notice of changes will also help. Other
information about ADHD suggests that diet plays a big factor in
whether or not people are hyperactive. There are many natural ADHD
and ADD remedies available nowadays, but the simplest and most
natural remedy is to eat less junk food, avoid sugar, and drink lots
of water. Although there has been some disagreement on whether or
not spikes in blood sugar cause problems with concentration, there
is enough evidence to make it worth trying a healthier diet.
It seems like no matter what you do, ADHD seems to
win. The impulsive behavior is very difficult as is the
hyper-activity. Grades begin to suffer and your child is considered
"anti-social". Now, the child gets labeled. You eagerly seek advice.
And now, all doctors want to do is put your child on ADHD
medications. Well, there are alternative treatments for ADHD. Many
ADHD treatments use therapy, relaxation, exercise, and positive
mental attitude adjustments. There are some things you can do right
Studies show that children with ADHD respond
better to short, direct conversation. Get to the point. Also, offer
a reward system for good behavior. Most children respond well to
additional responsibilities, such as assisting teachers, taking care
of a pet, or committing to a sport. Living with an ADHD child or
adult does not have to be difficult. It just requires a different
Many people misunderstand ADHD symptoms, comparing
behavior with that of a child who wants attention. This is far from
the truth. The reality is that the child cannot control themselves
and requires adult intervention in a positive way. While it is
extremely challenging to deal with ADHD, it is particularly
rewarding to see improvement when applying these principles!