Treatment for ADHD in children needs a holistic speciality approach, specialised by our experts at Welling Homeopathy Clinics. Welling Clinic offers specially formulated Homeopathic Medicines for ADHD. The treatment protocol has been developed after an exhaustive in-house research with age-old homeopathic principles but making it more scientific and faster. Our Homeopathy treatment for ADHD can help your child better cope with stress and start the process of permanent recovery. Meet our specialist today to know more about our treatment for ADHD.
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders. ADHD is a broad term, and the condition can vary from person to person. It includes a range of behavioral disorders occurring primarily in children, inclusive of symptoms as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties.
It is a neurodevelopment psychiatric disorder in which there are significant problems with executive functions (e.g.: attentional control and inhibitory control) that cause attention deficits, hyperactivity, or impulsiveness which is not appropriate for a person’s age.
ADHD is diagnosed approximately three times more common in boys than in girls.
Adults with ADHD may have trouble managing time, being organized, setting goals, and holding down a job. They may also have problems with relationships, self-esteem, and have addiction.
Causes of ADHD
It is learned that ADHD runs in families. They found that over 25% of the first-degree relatives of the families of ADHD children also had ADHD, whereas this rate was only about 5% in each of the control groups. Therefore, if a child has ADHD there is a five-fold increase in the risk to other family members having adhd
Exposure to Toxic Substances
Researchers have found an association between mothers who smoked tobacco products or used alcohol during their pregnancy and the development of behavior and learning problems in their children. A similar association between lead exposure and hyperactivity has been found, especially when the lead exposure occurs in the first three years. Nicotine, alcohol, and lead can be toxic to developing brain tissue and may have sustained effects on the behavior of the children exposed to these substances at early ages
Brain injury may also be a cause of attention deficit disorder in some very small minority of children. This can come about following exposure to toxins or physical injury, either before or after birth.
Symptoms of ADHD
Symptoms are grouped into three categories depending on the individual’s behavior
A child with ADHD:
- Is easily distracted
- Doesn’t follow directions or finish tasks
- Doesn’t appear to be listening
- Doesn’t pay attention and makes careless mistakes
- Forgets about daily activities
- Has problems organizing daily tasks
- Doesn’t like to do things that require sitting still
- Often loses things
- Tends to daydream
- Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework)
- Is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
A child with ADHD:
- Often squirms, fidgets, or bounces when sitting
- Doesn’t stay seated
- Has trouble playing quietly-
- Is always moving, such as running or climbing on things
- Talks excessively
- Is always “on the go” as if “driven by a motor”
A child with ADHD:
- Has trouble waiting for his or her turn
- Blurts out answers
- Interrupts others
Diagnosis of ADHD
There is no single test to diagnose ADHD. Consequently, 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 should include a clinical assessment of the individual’s academic, social and emotional functioning and developmental level. A careful history should be taken from the parents, teachers and when appropriate, the child. Checklists for rating ADHD symptoms and ruling out other disabilities are often used by clinicians.
A medical exam by a physician is important and should include a thorough physical examination, including hearing and vision tests, to rule out other medical problems that may be causing symptoms similar to ADHD.
For a diagnosis to be achieved –
- The symptoms also must exist inat least two separate settings (for example, at school and at home).
- The symptoms should be creatingsignificant impairment in social, academic or occupational functioning or relationships.
- Children up to age 16 must show six or more symptoms.
- Anyone over the age of 17 only needs five.
- Symptoms have to be present for at least six months and must be inappropriate for a child’s developmental level.
Prognosis of ADHD
Some ADHD children also develop a conduct disorder problem
For those adolescents who have both ADHD and a conduct disorder, up to 25% go on to develop antisocial personality disorder and the criminal behavior, substance abuse, and high rate of suicide attempts that are symptomatic of it.
Children diagnosed with ADHD are also more likely to have a learning disorder, a mood disorder such as depression, or an anxiety disorder.
Treatment for ADHD
Medications for ADHD
Stimulant medications commonly prescribed for attention deficit disorder include methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate, and Methylin) and certain amphetamines (Dexedrine, Dextrostat)
Stimulant drugs are often beneficial in curbing hyperactivity and impulsivity and helping the individual to focus, work, and learn
Side effects of medications
- Decreased appetite – often low in the middle of the day and more normal by suppertime. Good nutrition is a priority
- Insomnia – may be relieved by taking the drug earlier in the day, or adding an antidepressant
- Increased anxiety and/or irritability
- Mild stomach aches or headaches
Psychotherapy for ADHD
In psychotherapy (commonly, cognitive-behavioral therapy for ADHD), the child can be helped to talk about upsetting thoughts and feelings, explore self-defeating patterns of behavior, learn alternative ways to handle emotions, feel better about him or herself despite the disorder, identify and build on their strengths, answer unhealthy or irrational thoughts, cope with daily problems, and control their attention and aggression. Such therapy can also help the family to better handle the disruptive behaviors, promote change and develop techniques for coping with and improving their child’s behavior.
Behavior therapy for ADHD
Behavior therapy is a specific type of psychotherapy that focuses more on ways to deal with immediate issues. It tackles thinking and coping patterns directly, without trying to understand their origins. The aim is behavior change, such as organizing tasks or schoolwork in a better way, or dealing with emotionally charged events when they occur. In behavior therapy, the child may be asked to monitor their actions and give themselves rewards for positive behavior such as stopping to think through the situation before reacting.
Social skill training for ADHD
Social skills training teaches the behaviors necessary to develop and maintain good social relationships, such as waiting for a turn, sharing toys, asking for help, or certain ways of responding to teasing. These skills are usually not taught in the classroom or by parents — they are typically learned naturally by most children by watching and repeating other behaviors they see. But some children — especially those with attention deficit disorder — have a harder time learning these skills or using them appropriately.
Social skills training help the child to learn and use these skills in a safe practice environment with the therapist (or parent).
Skills include learning how to have conversations with others, learning to see others’ perspective, listening, asking questions, the importance of eye contact, what body language and gestures are telling you.
Homeopathy Treatment for ADHD
The Welling Homeopathy has specially formulated and customised homeopathic treatment for Autism, thats proven effective along with supportive treatment. The treatment approach to ADHD treatment differs from that of conventional medicines in two important ways:-
Firstly, homeopathic treatment stimulates the body to self cure itself and improve the general mental capacities of the child.
Secondly, homeopathy treats medical conditions with smaller, safer doses of remedies causing no side effects and with no habit forming. They can be tapered of any time once the improvement starts and also our Homeopathic medicines for autism need not continued life long.
Homeopathy Medicines for ADHD
Cina is useful in calming children who show aggressive behavior whenever they are asked to behave themselves or if they are touched. Such children tend to grind their teeth together when they are upset or irritated.
This is one of the most popularly used and effective homeopathic remedy for children with ADHD. In low doses, this medicine helps to reduce violent behavior in children and makes them less hostile towards others.
If the child is very restless and seeks constant stimulation, this homeopathic remedy is very beneficial in treating such symptoms. Children with ADHD show better behavior and less irritability on regular use of this remedy.
These medicines and few more, are part of our core Homeopathy treatment for ADHD that can help you child recover completely. Meet our specialist today to know more about our treatment for ADHD.