Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or better known as ADHD, can be very disrupting. It is characterized by the affected person finding it difficult to pay attention or to concentrate. At the same time, the person might feel the need to constantly move about during times he or she shouldn’t. They can also find themselves interrupting other people constantly.
Because of these, ADHD can seriously be a hindrance in a person’s life. The interruptions and impulsive actions can lead to many things undone and certain things that are not needed.
Some also believe that ADHD is a childhood disorder wherein it only manifests in children. This is not completely true. Symptoms do begin in childhood, but if left untreated then they carry on through adolescence and adulthood. Although the symptom of hyperactivity naturally decreases over time, problems with keeping attentive, pure impulse control, and being disorganized all manifest into being an adult.
The Cause of ADHD
There are a lot of institutions and medical facilities looking into the cause of ADHD. Although there is no conclusive evidence of one or the other, what the researchers found is that there is a correlation between a person’s genes and interaction with environmental or non-genetic factors which causes the disorder.
Here are some of the factors looked at as main causes of ADHD:
- Person’s genetics
- Exposure to high levels of environmental toxins such as lead at a young age
- Smoking tobacco, using drugs, or consumption of alcohol during pregnancy
- Brain injury or injuries
- Low birth weight
No single factor can be pointed at as causing ADHD. It seems to be one or more of these factors play a role in developing the disorder.
Signs of ADHD
While the cause of developing ADHD is not completely clear yet, the signs that a person has developed the disorder are quite clear. There are three main things to look out for:
- Person has difficulty in paying attention to anything
- The person is very impulsive or acts without thinking
- Hyperactive, especially with children
Specific symptoms can come from a combination of the following:
- Makes careless mistakes or overlooks details during school, work, or other activities
- Seemingly uninterested or not listening when spoken to directly
- Has a certain dislike to tasks that require sustained mental effort such as preparing reports, reading papers, etc. This is usually to the point that the person actively avoids these tasks
- Keeps losing things required in accomplishing tasks such as pens, paper, books, tools, etc.
- Easily distracted by unrelated topics
- Fails to properly follow instructions
- Can be very forgetful
- Nonstop talking
- Inability to engage in activities quietly
- Fidgety and squirming while seated
- Very restless and keeps running around and trying to climb things
- Answering questions before the question has been finished
- Interrupting other people mid-sentence
- Trouble waiting for his or her turn or falling in line
- Always in motion or on the go
A combination of these symptoms can mean the person has ADHD. However certain symptoms in this list can also show signs of anxiety and depression. So the best thing to do if you see these in your child is to talk with a mental health professional to see the real case or problem.
Homeopathy for ADHD
If the problem is indeed ADHD, homeopathy is a great adjunct treatment to have in order to quell the symptoms and help in normalizing the behavior of the affected person.
Homeopathy is a holistic treatment for illnesses and disorders. Instead of just looking at the symptoms and what is happening to the body, homeopathic treatment looks at the person as a whole along with his or her historical records. Using this approach allows the use of a bespoke treatment to be implemented to the person.
When it comes to homeopathic treatments, the main thinking is that “like cures like”. What this means basically is that substances that normally induce symptoms similar to the symptoms of the disease are used, in very small and controlled amounts, to cure the symptoms.
An example of this is a red onion. When chopping it, the onion can cause the person’s eyes to become watery and itchy. Since allergies do the same thing, onions are used to cure it.
Get Treated for ADHD
ADHD can be life altering making mundane things more difficult than they need to be. If you are diagnosed with this, do not feel that you have to live with it. There are treatments for ADHD that are very effective which will help quell the symptoms. If you want to learn more, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation today.