Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may lead to low self esteem, hamper relationships and create difficulty at school or work.
Behavioural – Aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, and lack of restraint.
Cognitive – Difficulty in focusing, forgetfulness, short attention span, learning disability.
Mood – Anger, anxiety, excitement, depression.
Conventionally there is no cure for it. Treatments include medication and talk therapy. A study published by the homeopathic journal in Oct 1997 reported that children who were put on homeopathic medicines displayed significantly less ADHD behavior. No homeopathic remedy should be taken without consulting a certified homeopath.
The homeopathic medicines found most helpful for ADHD are:
- Stramonium worked well for children who had many fears or suffered symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.
- Cina benefited children who were physically aggressive.
- Hyoscyamus Niger was found helpful in children who expressed maniac or sexualized symptoms.
Not getting treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect more than just a child’s ability to sit still.In some cases, it can have long-term effects on things such as substance abuse, driving ability, and eating habits. In many cases, the risks of not treating ADHD outweigh the potential side effects of stimulant medications, which can include loss of appetite, potential slowing of growth in childhood, and increased blood pressure or heart rate.
Frequently Asked Qustions
What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 11 percent of school-age children. Symptoms continue into adulthood in more than three-quarters of cases. ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.
How is ADHD diagnosed?
There is no single test to diagnose ADHD. Therefore, a comprehensive evaluation is necessary to establish a diagnosis, rule out other causes, and determine the presence or absence of co-existing conditions. Such an evaluation requires time and effort and should include a careful history and a clinical assessment of the individual’s academic, social, and emotional functioning and developmental level.