What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD is one of the common disorders seen in school going children.It is categorized as one of the psychiatric disorders recently due to inappropriate nature of children with respect to their age and behaviour such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention.
ADHD is found to be at least 3 times more common in boys than girls.
Symptoms and Classification of ADHD :
The diagnosis of ADHD is based on clinical symptoms ascertained by the doctor. It is primarily divided into three classes :
Class I: all three symptoms (hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention)
Class II: two symptoms (hyperactivity and impulsiveness)
Class III: mainly inattention is the symptom seen (this is relatively uncommon class )
Does ADHD Go Away? Homeopathy Treatment For ADHD:
Based on American Psychiatric Association, the diagnostic criteria for ADHD is done on the basis of six or more of the symptoms related to inattention and six or more symptoms related to hyperactivity-impulsiveness.
Homeopathy Treatment For ADHD – Dr. T Kiran Kumar:
However , certain psychiatric disorders should be excluded before the final diagnosis of ADHD , those are pervasive development disorder,schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders, mental retardation and learning disability.
Diagnostic test for ADHD :
The laboratory studies have a limited value in the diagnosis of ADHD. Only the behaviour questionnaire is the valid way for documenting symptoms.
Treatment of ADHD:
The treatment of ADHD is very crucial for the further development of the children. Homeopathy is the most widely regarded safe medicine for children as it does not cause any side-effects. The method of homeopathic treatment in the treatment of ADHD is purely based on the behavioural pattern which is individualistic and hence constitutional. Homeopathy is probably the only system of medicine which follows constitutional method of treatment in diseases such as ADHD. A child with ADHD can begin the treatment at home and does not require to be kept under observation.
ADHD Treatment in Homeopathy By Positive Homeopathy:
At Positive Homeopathy, extra training schedules for programmed for the doctors to treat children and children’s diseases such as ADHD. The doctors in all the 25 + clinics are well-experienced to treat ADHD bringing smile to the parents of the children with ADHD. Positive Homeopathy is most referred clinic by the patients who suggest their friends and relatives on regular basis.
Management of children with ADHD:
The management of children with ADHD is one aspect which is worrisome for the parents and they keep on questioning the doctors on how to help their children. It is to be remembered that ADHD is just a disorder not a disease to be worried about and therefore the management of ADHD completely depends on observing the behaviour of the child and informing the doctor for any changes in the drug therapy of ADHD. The management of children depends on the age of the age, severity of the symptoms and also the nature and degree of associated symptoms. Based on behaviour pattern, an individualised plan is made by the doctor for the parents and treatment is selected.
Instructions to the parents on ADHD :
The parents should avoid head on confrontation with the child. As far as possible, calm should be the status of the parents when with their child. Instructions should be simple and one task should be given at any given time. Gestures such as giving rewards to the children on following the instructions should be exercised. The parents should ask the teachers at school to place the child with ADHD in the front row of the class. The parents should receive the feedback from the teachers at school. Finally, the goal of managements should be realistic and easily attainable.