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ADHD - Its Causes, Treatment And Symptoms!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
ADHD - Its Causes, Treatment And Symptoms!

What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders that develop in children. It is common in children and teens. But adults also can have ADHD. It is a medical condition that affects how well someone can sit still, focus, and pay attention. People with ADHD have differences in the parts of their brains that control attention and activity.

Symptoms of ADHD-

  • Failure to complete household work and responsibilities.
  • Not keeping one’s mind on conversations
  • Unable to follow rules of activities in social situations.
  • The tendency to make careless mistakes.
  • Being impatient
  • Causing problems in social or work settings.
  • Lack of concentration
  • The difficulty of participating in games and leisure activities.

Causes of ADHD-

  • Early head trauma and brain injury
  • Birth Complication
  • Premature Delivery
  • Intake of alcohol or harmful drugs
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • An identical twin
  • Children with epilepsy
  • Genetic factor

Risk factors of ADHD-
Risk factors of ADHD include the following:

  • Genetics and heredity factors
  • Dietary & Herbal factors
  • Environmental Factors such as smoking, tobacco and drinking

Complications of ADHD

Complications may include difficulties in relationships, employment, health, finances, and more. ADHD can make life difficult for children. Children with ADHD are more likely to have conditions such as:

Diagnosis of ADHD-

ADHD is generally diagnosed during childhood with no diagnostic laboratory test for confirming the disorder. First, the child will have a physical exam. This includes child psychiatrists, psychologists, developmental/ behavioral pediatricians, behavioral neurologists, and clinical social workers. After ruling out other possible reasons for the child’s behavior, the specialist checks the child’s school and medical records and talks to teachers and parents who have filled out a behavior rating scale for the child. A diagnosis is made only after all this information has been considered. 

Treatment of ADHD-

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of ADHD-
Acupuncture can be used as an alternative therapy to treat ADHD. Acupuncture works to align and balance energy paths within the body. Acupressure is used for children afraid of needles. Acupuncture has become a popular complementary therapy for children suffering from ADHD. 

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