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What is ADHD?
What is ADHD?
ADHD may be entirely treatable and the cause is likely some form of toxicity.
ADHD & Autism are developmental disabilities that typically affect the processing, integrating, and organizing of information that can significantly impact communication, social skills, functional skills, and educational abilities.
It is important to emphasize the fact that autism is a neurological disorder, not just behavioral. Studies have found abnormalities in the central nervous systems of persons with autism.â€¨
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) seems to be reaching epidemic proportions. It is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in childhood, affecting between 3 to 5 percent, and possibly as many as 20 percent of all school age children in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Several recent studies estimate that between 30 and 70 percent of children with ADHD will continue to exhibit symptoms into adulthood. ADHD is a syndrome characterized by inability to focus attention and/or periods of hyperactivity, more commonly exhibited in children, but also affecting adults as well. The term “attention deficit” itself may be misleading as many individuals with ADHD may focus their attention upon too many things at once, i.e., not see the big picture resulting resulting in behavioral or neurocognitive problems.
Although I am unaware of a single definitive cause, many feel it may be related to toxic metals, environmental stress, immune compromise and genetic predisposing.
Essentially a child that is genetically predisposed is then stressed in some way, such as mercury in childhood vaccines, health of the mother, infections or allergy. This added insult to a genetically weakened system allows the expression of the various signs and symptoms of autism-spectrum disorders including ADHD.
Principal Characteristics of ADHD
These symptoms often appear early in a child’s life and may be quite normal. But if these symptoms persist or are troubling it would be wise for the child receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis by a well-qualified health care professional.
Treatment Options For ADHD
Standard, conventional treatment of ADHD is based upon the use of amphetamines or similar drugs, as well as antidepressant and other psychoactive drugs.
Growing evidence strongly points to the serious, short- and long-term, negative effects of drug therapy, including anxiety, irritability, depression, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, learning disabilities, growth retardation, impaired vision, paranoia, psychosis, anorexia, dyspepsia, toxic hepatitis, seizures, myocardial infarctions (heart attacks), strokes, cardiac arrhythmias and death. .2,3
It seems to many that a natural, non-toxic therapy for ADHD would be preferable.
- ADHD Overview
- What is ADHD
- ADHD Signs and Symptoms
- ADHD Questionnaire
- Causes of ADHD
- Diagnosing ADHD
- Treating ADHD
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