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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD Homeopathic treatment



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD treatment in children also ADHD refers to a chronic behavioral disorder that initially manifests in childhood and is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. Not all of those affected by ADHD manifest all three behavioral categories. These symptoms can lead to difficulty in academic, emotional, and social functioning. The diagnosis is established by satisfying specific criteria and may be associated with other neurological, significant behavioral, and/or developmental/learning disabilities.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will soon be the most frequently diagnosed chronic condition among children, surpassing asthma.ADD is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years.We ignore these child by saying these are naughty .But recent research shows this is hyperkinetics disorder Characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive attitude not appropriate for a person's age. ADHD is diagnosed approximately three times more frequent in boys than in girls.

In school-aged individuals the lack of focus may result in poor school performance.

It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have meet criteria for diagnosis, or approximately 2 million children in the United States. This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 children, it is likely that at least one will have ADHD. The condition was first described by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman in 1845. A physician who wrote books on medicine and psychiatry, Dr. Hoffman was also a poet who became interested in writing for children when he couldn't find suitable materials to read to his 3-year-old son. The result was a book of poems, complete with illustrations, about children and their characteristics. "The Story of Fidgety Philip" was an accurate description of a little boy who had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Yet it was not until 1902 that Sir George F. Still published a series of lectures to the Royal College of Physicians in England in which he described a group of impulsive children with significant behavioral problems, caused by a genetic dysfunction and not by poor child rearing - children who today would be easily recognized as having ADHD. Since then, several thousand scientific papers on the disorder have been published, providing information on its nature, course, causes, impairments, and treatments.

Along with Homeopathic management following care should also be taken

Limit distractions in the child's environment.

Provide one-on-one instruction with teacher.

Make sure the child gets enough sleep.

Make sure the child gets a healthy, varied diet, with plenty of fiber and basic nutrients.

How is ADHD treated?


There are two modalities of treatment that specifically target symptoms of ADHD. One uses medication and the other is a non-medical treatment with psychosocial interventions. The combination of these treatments is called multimodality treatment. 

Treating ADHD in children requires a coordinated effort between medical, mental health and educational professionals in conjunction with parents. This combined set of treatments offered by a variety of individuals is referred to as multi-modal intervention. A multi-modal treatment program should include: . Parent training concerning the nature of ADHD as well as effective behavior management strategies . An appropriate educational program . Individual and family counseling, when needed, to minimize the escalation of family problems . Medication when required 

Behavior modification techniques have been used to treat the behavioral symptoms of ADHD for more than a quarter of a century. A summary of the literature on trials that have validated the efficacy of this approach shows that, in many cases, behavior modification alone has not been sufficient to address severe symptoms of ADHD. 

Classroom success for children with ADHD often requires a range of interventions. Most children with ADHD can be taught in the regular classroom with either minor adjustments in the classroom setting, the addition of support personnel, and/or special education programs provided outside of the classroom. The most severely affected children with ADHD often experience a number of occurring problems and require specialized classrooms.

 

Celebrities With ADHD

A.D.H.D. traits such as distractibility, impulsivity, and aggressiveness, which today can be maladaptive, helped our hunter-gatherer ancestors to survive. Restlessness, constant visual scanning, and being amped up for quick and aggressive action happen to be attributes of fine hunters.

Many people with ADHD have turned their unique behavioral challenges into well-known success. Examples of celebrities whose healthcare providers have diagnosed them with ADHD include:

  • Adam Levine
  • Albert Einstein
  • Channing Tatum
  • Glenn Beck
  • James Carville
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Karina Smirnoff
  • Richard Branson 
  • Salvador Dali
  • Solange Knowles
  • Ty Pennington
  • Whoopi Goldberg

Athletes with ADHD also use the extra energy toward their respective fields. Examples of athletes with ADHD include:

  • swimmer Michael Phelps
  • soccer goalie Tim Howard
  • baseball player Shane Victorino
  • NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw

 

 

Causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD

The symptoms are caused by a neurological dysfunction within the brain. Several studies using PET scans have confirmed that there is a definite difference in brain functioning between a group of individuals diagnosed with ADHD and those without it. The underlying physiological mechanism behind the causes is still not thoroughly understood and remains under scientific study.

The disorder may be either inherited (70%) or acquired (30%). Recent research in genetics has definitely shown that the condition runs in families. ADHD may be acquired through various conditions that cause insult (damage) to the brain.  During pregnancy and delivery these include the use of drugs during pregnancy, smoking during pregnancy, toxemia, infectious diseases, overexposure to radiation, prematurity, complicated delivery. After birth these include meningitis, encephalitis, seizures from fever, head injury and lead toxicity.

Causes Of ADHD ,genetic,enviorental,premature delivery,low birth weight

Symptoms

Symptoms of ADHD will appear over the course of many months, often with the symptoms of impulsiveness and hyperactivity preceding those of inattention, which may not emerge for a year or more. Different symptoms may appear in different settings, depending on the demands the situation may pose for the child’s self-control. A child who “can’t sit still” or is otherwise disruptive will be noticeable in school, but the inattentive daydreamer may be overlooked. The impulsive child who acts before thinking may be considered just a “discipline problem,” while the child who is passive or sluggish may be viewed as merely unmotivated. Yet both may have different types of ADHD. All children are sometimes restless, sometimes act without thinking, sometimes daydream the time away. When the child’s hyperactivity, distractibility, poor concentration, or impulsivity begin to affect performance in school, social relationships with other children, or behavior at home, ADHD may be suspected. But because the symptoms vary so much across settings, ADHD is not easy to diagnose. This is especially true when inattentiveness is the primary symptom.

In the most current assessment guidelines published by the American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders IV (DSM4), the disorder is known as ADHD and has several types including:

(1) predominantly inattentive; (2) predominantly impulsive or (3) combined. Individuals with this condition usually have many (but not all) of the following symptoms:

Inattention:

Child often fails to finish what he starts

Child doesn’t seem to listen

Child easily distracted

Child has difficulty concentration or paying attention

Child doesn’t stick with a play activity

Impulsivity:

Child often acts without thinking & later feels sorry

Child shifts excessively from one activity to another

Child has difficulty organizing work

Child needs a lot of supervision

Child speaks out loud in class

Child doesn’t wait to take turns in games or groups

Hyperactivity:

Child runs about or climbs on things excessively

Child can’t sit still and is fidgety

Child has difficulty staying in his seat and bothers classmates

Child excessive activity during sleep

Child always on the “go” and acts as if “driven”

Emotional Instability:

Angry outbursts

Social loner

Child blames others for problems

Child fights with others quickly

Child very sensitive to criticism

The diagnosis is made by “ruling out” other medical or psychiatric causes for the symptoms and by then determining that the patient meets the DSM4 criteria for ADHD. Psychological testing can be useful to rule out learning disabilities and Continuous Performance Tests (Connor’s CPT, TOVA, IVA, Gordon Diagnostic) may help confirm the diagnosis and be helpful with titration of medication. At this time the use of imaging such as PET or SPECT is recommended for research purposes. Several professional organizations recommend against the use of these techniques due to unwarranted exposure to radiation and lack of sufficient data to enable accurate diagnosis.  This diagnosis may coexist with anxiety, depression, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder and learning disabilities.

True ADHD patients usually start showing symptoms by the time they start school.  Some very impulsive children are diagnosed as early as 2 or 3 years old.   Another group appears to develop more severe symptoms around the fourth grade. These children may have always had ADHD but were able to compensate for the condition.  As school requires more work and more organization skills, these children may reach a point where they become unable to compensate and exhibit “full blown” ADHD symptoms. Some children may remain undiagnosed until they are in their teens. More recently adults have been diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Disorder. These individuals had the disorder as children but were not properly identified during their childhood.

 

Homoeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy proposes a pragmatic solution for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD. Homeopathic treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD  is constitutional taking a more holistic look at the individual. Distinctive features like genes, childhood nurturing, surroundings and the way an individual establishes their life, elucidates their personality. Imperceptible forces manipulate every personality. The Homeopathic understanding of health is intimately associated to its understanding of the mind in general. Every disease is considered as a Mind-Body process where each individuals personality traits are as important as their physical symptoms thus taking into account their diet, lifestyle, personality, surroundings and emotional factors. The constitutional approach of Homeopathy determines the remedy that agrees with each individual energy prototype, giving it a positive stimulus. Constitutional treatment is an innovative healing modality, which helps eliminate behavioral negativities by taking into account a person’s overall nature, personality traits and attitude towards life. The correct Homeopathic medicine will catalyze a healing process that will raise the person's overall level of health.

Homeopathic remedies will assist in shrinking dissatisfaction, anger, hatred, guilt, shame, jealousy, dubiousness, fear and other negative emotions. These medicines will enhance suppressed inner capabilities, shape the inborn behaviors with the existing circumstances getting rid of mental negativities and restoring well being that was previously within you. It will help stabilize emotions, attain mental peace and bring eventual happiness.  As every behavior is unique, Homeopathic Constitutional treatment offers remedies that are unique and exclusive created just for your unique personality. Homeopathic remedies are safe, natural, inexpensive and highly effective. After a constitutional Homeopathic treatment, patients become more realistic, less intimidating, much more accomodating, and easier to live with. Homeopathic remedies help develop a better sense of right and wrong and help you go back to living a more normal life.

Homeopathy is very strongly recommended for ADHD. Documented cases at Dr Makkar as well as by other centers have suggested definite role of homeopathy towards the treatment of ADHD.

Homeopathy is very effective in reducing the hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It helps improve attention span and concentration.

Homeopathy is safe. Improvement is observed in cases of ADHD within about two to three months of medication, in most cases. The entire treatment may required to be extended for over an year.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD Homeopathic treatment

For the parents of an ADHD child::

  • Take the time to listen to your children as much as you can (really try to get their “Message”).
  • Love them by touching them, hugging them, tickling them, wrestling with them (they need lots of physical contact).
  • Look for and encourage their strengths, interests, and abilities. Help them to use these as compensations for any limitations or disabilities.
  • Reward them with praise, good words, smiles, and pat on the back as often as you can.
  • Accept them for what they are and for their human potential for growth and development. Be realistic in your expectations and demands.
  • Involve them in establishing rules and regulations, schedules, and family activities.
  • Tell them when they misbehave and explain how you feel about their behavior; then have them propose other more acceptable ways of behaving.
  • Help them to correct their errors and mistakes by showing or demonstrating what they should do. Don’t nag!
  • Give them reasonable chores and a regular family work responsibility whenever possible.
  • Give them an allowance as early as possible and then help them plan to spend within it.
  • Provide toys, games, motor activities and opportunities that will stimulate them in their development.
  • Read enjoyable stories to them and with them. Encourage them to ask questions, discuss stories, tell the story, and to reread stories.
  • Further their ability to concentrate by reducing distracting aspects of their environment as much as possible (provide them with a place to work, study and play).
  • Don’t get hung up on traditional school grades! It is important that they progress at their own rates and be rewarded for doing so.
  • Take them to libraries and encourage them to select and check out books of interest. Have them share their books with you. Provide stimulating books and reading material around the house.
  • Help them to develop self-esteem and to compete with self rather than with others.
  • Insist that they cooperate socially by playing, helping, and serving others in the family and the community.
  • Serve as a model to them by reading and discussing material of personal interest. Share with them some of the things you are reading and doing.
  • Don’t hesitate to consult with teachers or other specialists whenever you feel it to be necessary in order to better understand what might be done to help your child learn. 

Hence, Homeopathy can help you shape your innate behaviors, eliminate negative emotions, and face life challenges with optimism and maturity.

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About Dr. GS Makkar


Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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