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ADHD - How Can It Be Prevented?

Dr. Mani Sethi Sawhney 88% (181 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
ADHD - How Can It Be Prevented?

ADHD or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder refers to those psychological disorders, which significantly alter a child's behavior and considerably affects his or her relationships with others. This condition is seldom preceded by perceptible symptoms and even when they do, they are difficult to decipher.However some of them are:

1. Self-centered
Those children who suffer from the attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome tend to be encapsulated in their own subjectivity. Though this does seem harmless apparently, this tendency may lead them to be insensitive to other's needs and wants.

2. Emotional outbursts
ADHD makes children extremely susceptible to frequent emotional outbursts and makes them erratic.

3. Difficulty in concentration
Children who suffer from ADHD face extreme difficulty in concentrating or focusing on things. Many a times they fail to repeat what was told to them.

There might be several causes which can contribute to the development of this disorder. Some of them are:

1. A drastic change in the child's lives
A sudden or a drastic change like the divorce of parents may severely affect the child and maim him emotionally. This may lead to the development of this disorder.

2. Depression
Though always associated with adults, depression can be and is common among children as well. In such instances, a consequent development of ADHD is highly plausible.

3. Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder refers to excessive and incomprehensible mood swings. Many children suffer from it in their early lives, making them susceptible to ADHD.

Notwithstanding the ambiguity and the erratic nature of the disorder, there might be preventive measures which parents might adopt to deter the outbreak of the disorder. Some of them are:

1. Less use of preservatives
Parents must be careful about what their children eat. Those foods which contain a certain amount of preservatives tend to aggravate the disorder thereby causing more harm than good.

2. Consider alternative forms of medications
Another way of dealing with this problem is by exploring other forms of medications and not sticking to one form. In this respect, practicing yoga may be very beneficial.

How Homeopathy Can Help?

Unlike conventional medicine, homeopathy seeks to treat each child as an individual. There is no homeopathic Ritalin. Each child is assessed as the unique person they are. The remedy must reflect everything about the child. A detailed history is fundamental to the correct choice of remedy. The homeopath will ask about the health of the child and the family, the pregnancy and delivery, early development, vaccinations, life events, schooling, favourite foods, drinks to mention just a few points. The more information gathered, the easier it is to find that tailor-made remedy.

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The Challenges Of Bringing Up A Child With ADHD!

Dr. Rajalakshmi Kandaswamy 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Chennai
The Challenges Of Bringing Up A Child With ADHD!

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a chronic disorder usually seen in children and teens. The condition involves hyperactivity, attention deficiency, and impulsiveness.

Bringing up a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is very different from traditional child-rearing. Keeping up with usual household activities and making house-rules almost seems impossible when you have a hyperactive child around.

Recognizing the signs of ADHD in your child-
Children/young adults with ADHD encounter the following traits-

  1. Easy distraction
  2. Disoriented/unorganized
  3. Unmindful
  4. Inability to remain seated for longer periods
  5. Restlessness
  6. Talkative
  7. Anger management issues
  8. Lack of concentration

Sometimes, coping up with your child’s behavior can be really frustrating, but there are ways to make life easier.

How to raise a child with ADHD-
There is no denying the fact that children with ADHD are functionally different from others. While they can still learn what is socially acceptable and what is not, ADHD does make them prone to impulsive behavior.
Depending on the severity and symptoms of the disorder in the child, parents should adopt various approaches. First, you will need to modify your own behavior in order to alter and manage your child’s behavior.

  1. Identify which behaviors in your child affects your emotional state the most and apply simple techniques such as taking conscious deep breathing many times a day on your own to calm yourself. If you are unable to calm down with other methods Intent Healing self-healing will help you to stabilize your energies in a neutral, calm or positive state of being. 
  2. With a daily practice such as Intent Healing, the Triggers that cause the unproductive and undesirable symptoms of ADHD manifestation in your child will disappear permanently and your child's energies can then be directed into productive and satisfying pursuits and endeavors. 
  3. Aggressive outbursts, anger/agitation is common behavioral problems faced by ADHD patients/children. One way of dealing with such issues is for you to take a ‘time-out’and prepare yourself beforehand by applying calming techniques on Yourself first. This will help your energies be in a neutral/calm or positive state of being, which your child will then Feel too and that will help calm the child and prevent and/or mitigate these kinds of outbursts occurring in your child. 

Apart from behavioral management, parents are also advised to adopt certain habits such as-

  1. Working out a daily routine for the child, and sticking to it
  2. Organizing and simplifying the child’s life
  3. Regularly assigning small, do-able tasks to the child
  4. Limit your child’s accessibility to electronic gadgets- television, video games, etc. since these encourage impulsive behavior. Instead, encourage them to take part in activities that require attention and concentration. For example, reading books, painting/coloring.

Children, especially those with ADHD, often imitate the behavior of a parent/family member. It is therefore important that as parents, you remain calm, composed and relaxed during tough times. Intent Healing helps you prepare beforehand so you are confident in raising your child with ADHD with ease. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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How To Prevent ADHD During Pregnancy?

Dr. Vikas Jain 90% (148 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How To Prevent ADHD During Pregnancy?

The tendency for the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which is more popularly known as ADHD, during the months of pregnancy is growing with each passing day. The main reason behind this is the increased exposure to the digital devices. This disorder is characterized by some specific characteristics, the most common ones being the inability to concentrate on anything and being hyperactive at all times of the day. People tend to show impulsive actions in all cases.

But the good news is that the researchers have come up with some possible solutions to ADHD during pregnancy with the help of which it can be prevented-

  1. Curb the intake of sugars: One of the main steps that you can take towards preventing the development of ADHD during your pregnancy is going on a low sugar diet. Several types of research have proved that when the mother has a high sugar diet, it directly correlates to the development of ADHD. The reason behind this is quite simple. It is because there is a particular gene in the human body called the IGF2 and this gene is responsible for the development of the brain. But when there is a high amount of sugar in the diet, the IGF2 levels are compromised which ultimately leads to the development of ADHD. So, don’t take too much of processed proteins and stick to a healthy diet. If necessary, approach a dietician who can give you a proper diet chart to follow.
  2. Get the proper probiotics for yourself: Probiotics have a major role in many of the health conditions and one of them is the development of ADHD in pregnancy. Adding the necessary probiotics to a pregnant woman is not only good for her overall health but also enhances the growth and development of the fetus. Not only does the application of the right probiotics prevents the chances of development of ADHD in newborns, but it also reduces the risk of development of conditions like autism, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and even schizophrenia.
  3. Keep your cell phones away from you: All forms of digital devices create a heavy impact on the fetus leading to ADHD in many cases. Mobile phones are no doubt an important part of your lifestyle but you can keep them away from yourself when they are not needed, especially, keep them away from your pockets.
  4. Drink filtered water: Unfiltered water contains many chemicals and other unhygienic substances. You should refrain from consuming unfiltered water especially in your months of pregnancy.

In the months of pregnancy, when your body is vulnerable to the outside factors that are harmful, you must stay extra vigilant and take all the precautions necessary to ensure that your child does not develop ADHD. Maintain your diet and don’t skip your checkups. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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ADHD in Adults - How Best It Can Be Diagnosed?

Dr. Dolly Anadkat 91% (513 ratings)
Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
ADHD in Adults - How Best It Can Be Diagnosed?

Concentration problems and trouble in focusing on one task at a time can be termed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, in rare and severe cases. While most of the cases are identified in one's childhood, it has been seen that many cases persist into adulthood while still others go completely undiagnosed. This mental health disorder comes with a number of symptoms and management methods. Read on to know more.

Symptoms: While many patients suffering from this disorder may not display any obvious symptoms at a young age as children are supposed to be brimming with energy, the symptoms for adult ADHD, start to show up in a more obvious fashion. Wavering concentration and low levels of focus along with disorganised living with impulsiveness are the first signs of adult ADHD. Such adults also have trouble when it comes to finishing one task at a time, or even focusing on a task for a prolonged period of time. Bouts of impatience and excessive activity can also show up as symptoms, while restlessness is a quality that most of these patients seem to possess.

Diagnosis: The diagnosis of this condition is slightly difficult because most adults may complain of some or the other symptoms related to this condition at some point in their lives. Anxiety and mood swing related symptoms can help in diagnosing the condition in a better manner. If the condition ends up disrupting your normal life, work, socialising and behaviour in general, then you may want to see a doctor regarding the same, so that proper diagnosis may take place.

Causes: While genetic predisposition is said to be the foremost cause of this condition, especially when it continues well into adulthood, there are various environmental factors that may also have a significant bearing on the onset of the condition. Exposure as a child increases the risk of falling prey to this condition. Also, when there are problems with the central nervous system during the developing years, the patient may start to develop symptoms connected with this disorder later on.

Treatment: Stimulants and other medication like anti-depressants, nonstimulant amphetamine are also used for treating this condition along with therapy and psychological counselling for better organisation in life.

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ADHD - Understanding Its Prevalence!

Dr. Jaydeepsinh Gohil 89% (14 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
ADHD - Understanding Its Prevalence!

ADHD refers to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is a brain-related condition found among preschoolers, children, teenagers and in many cases extends well into adulthood. These individuals have significant impairment in academics as well as social situations and interpersonal relations. The child has difficulty sustaining attention, phases of hyper activeness and cannot control his/her impulses which make their day to day life at school and home difficult.

ADHD Symptoms

The symptoms of this disorder among children can be categorized under three headings.

 


 

 

Hyperactivity which includes

  1. Fidgets often
  2. Restlessness
  3. Inability to stay at one place runs around and tries to climb things
  4. Trouble playing quietly
  5. Excessive talking

 Inattention, which can be divided into symptoms like

  1. Getting easily distracted
  2. Tendency to loose things
  3. Daydreaming
  4. Facing problems related to organizing things
  5. Not listening carefully
  6. Forgetting about daily activities, carelessness

Impulsiveness

  1. Interrupts others as they speak and talks out of turn
  2. Answers questions without listening to what has been asked
  3. Not being able to wait for their turn to come

Prevalence :
10-12% of school children before puberty are affected by one or more types of ADHD. ADHD especially hyperactivity is more prevalent in boys than in girls, with the ratio up to 9:1. Inattention and poor concentration are more commonly seen amongst girls. The rate of ADHD in parents and sibling of children with ADHD is 5-10 times higher than in the general population.

ADHD Causes

The probable causes of ADHD among children are,

1. Neurodevelopmental changes - Poorly developed activity of the brain particularly in the areas that control attention and concentration cause ADHD. This causes an imbalance in the neurotransmitters or the chemicals important for brain functioning and development.

2. Genetic Factors - genetic studies show that ADHD is largely hereditary in nature with a heritability of 75% approximately.

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How To Tackle Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Dr. Kedar Tilwe 87% (10 ratings)
D.N.B. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine (Psychiatry), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
How To Tackle Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

ADHD is one of the commonest behavioral disorders that are found in mostly school going kids. In fact, this kind of trouble might affect kid's ability quite adversely. There are a few signs with the help of which ADHD in kids can be easily detected and some of the commonest ones are emotional turmoil, unfinished tasks, squirm and fidget, low focus careless mistakes and other related ones. 

Both interpersonal relationship and schooling success can be hampered to a great extent with this kind of mental disorder. This is why the kids facing the mentioned signs need to be thoroughly diagnosed medically so that the doctors can recommend best treatments that can provide fastest recovery and that too safely and easily. 

Best tips for tackling ADHD in kids:

  1. Setting behavior limits: If you make your kids learn how to lead a disciplined life, then appropriate behavioral limits are established. Arrogant child is mostly exposed towards ADHD. 
  2. Staying calm: Child anger should be efficiently controlled otherwise. ADHD cannot be cured. If the kids remain calm and quiet, then only their concentration level will increase, and they can show productive outcomes. 
  3. Setting pressure free structure: sensible routines and scheduled charts are to be prepared so that unwanted risks can be easily avoided. If the kids are under tremendous pressure, then they might face different kinds of behavioral troubles. 
  4. Allow kids to make wise choices: If you let your kids free, then only they will be able to take right decisions. Kids with a cool mind can take wise decisions that are very much appropriate for upgrading their performances. 
  5. Advocating child: Child advocating is highly needed for maintaining a good and healthy balance. But too much strictness should be avoided so that your kids' behavior can be controlled with ease.  This should be done either by parents or tutors so that they can choose the best direction in life. 
  6. Avoid muting any headstrong child: Communicate with your child so that a proper interaction can be maintained. If your child remains silent for too long, then they might face different behavioral troubles. 
  7. Acquiring knowledge about ADHD: Both parents and kids should have equal knowledge about ADHD and then only the probable signs can be easily avoided, and the necessary treatments can be known. 
  8. Being persistent: Persistent behavior is to be maintained, and if you find any deviation in your kids, then you should take them to a doctor.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children!

Dr. Kushal Jain 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children!

One of the most vividly studied mental disorders in the child psychiatry branch is the ADHD disease. ADHD also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a commonly observed mental disorder in children. As the name suggests this mental disorder is directly or indirectly linked to the inability of children in reacting to the environmental stimuli and inattentive. This is a serious disorder in children which could jeopardize the future of the child and in turn, everyone who is linked with the child.

According to the experts in this field, they say that each case of ADHD comes with some newer symptoms however; there is a repetitive pattern of some symptoms which helps in diagnosing the disease in children.

Symptoms of the ADHD disease in children:

Children with the ADHD disease are self-centered and inconsiderate about the needs of their near and dear ones. Since they are self-absorbed they will not care about the ongoing business of anyone and will choose to interrupt them while they might be busy doing anything. These children are not good at waiting, such as- they will not be able to wait in lines for class activities or at a takeaway order. Such children are unable to keep their emotions in control, that is, they will not wait for the appropriate time and surrounding for showing their emotions. They could get angry anywhere and anywhere and would start crying whenever they want. They will have a habit of fidgeting with things and will not want to sit idle even for a second.

An ADHD child will not be able to focus appropriately, that it, their mind will always stay distracted from things going on around. They will rather want to avoid an activity, task or question which takes the mental effort of their own, such as mathematics or puzzle. These children will have a short memory, or say, a tendency of forgetting things within a span of few minutes. This is also due to their lack of focus and attention at the work they are doing. One can easily spot an ADHD child who is daydreaming and even speaking whiles the respective daydreaming episode. These children will not be organized. A child suffering from ADHD will not be able to dress themselves up, in other words, they might be incapable of putting things together or realizing what goes where?

Such children will show their deficiencies and incapability everywhere. For example, their forgetful memory will not only be shown at home but also in school.

What should you do if you observe these signs and symptoms in your child?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions by the frightened parents of an ADHD patient. But the fact is that ADHD is curable and one should not be scared of facing it and cause a delay.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Attention Deficit Disorder - How It Can Be Treated?

Dr. Urmil Bishnoi 90% (115 ratings)
Ph.D Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
Attention Deficit Disorder - How It Can Be Treated?

Attention deficit/hyperactivity issue (ADHD) is a mental condition that is marked by a continuous example of inattention as well as hyperactivity-impulsivity that meddles with the working or advancement of that person. Inattention implies that a person gets distracted from tasks, lacks focus and is not concentrating on the task at hand. Hyperactivity implies that a person tends to move around continuously, especially into situations in which it is not needed. Impulsivity implies that a person makes hurried decisions without thinking about them and that may have negative outcomes or risky consequences.

Here are a few ways with which you can treat ADHD.
Therapy: Along with medicines, certain treatments can be valuable in treating ADHD in children, teenagers and grown-ups. Therapy is helpful in treating other problems as well. For example, anxiety or nervousness issue that may show up with ADHD. The types of the therapies that might be used are as follows.

  • Psycho-education: Psycho-education implies that you or your kid will be urged to understand ADHD and how it affects you. It can help children, adolescents and grown-ups understand why they have been diagnosed with ADHD. It can also help you adapt and manage the condition.
    • Behavioral treatment: Behavioral treatment gives support to the caretakers of the people with ADHD, and may include teachers and guardians. The treatment includes behavior administration, which uses a group of prizes to encourage your child to attempt to control their ADHD.
    • Social skills training: Social skills training includes children or youngsters taking part in role-plays or pretending to be in certain situations. This intends to show them how to carry on in social circumstances by figuring out how their behavior influences or affects others.
  • Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT): Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you deal with your issues by changing the way you think and behave. A CBT advisor would attempt to change how your kid feels about a situation, which would thus change their conduct.
  • Eat less carbs: Individuals with ADHD need to eat a healthy diet. A few people may see a connection between types of foods and declining ADHD side effects. For instance, sugar, food colorings, added sugars, and caffeine are frequently blamed for increasing hyperactivity.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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ADHD In Children

Dr. Ajay Nihalani 88% (106 ratings)
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom (MRC Psych), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
ADHD In Children

Adhd stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It usually manifests itself in early childhood and creates problems at school, home and play.
The main core features of the condition are

Attention deficit manifests as

  • Forgetfullness
  • Easily getting distracted
  • Not seeming to listen
  • Being disorganised

Taking a long time to start doing things and rarely finishing them eg homework.

Hyperactivity manifests as

  • Being restless, fidgety, full of energy ‘always on the go’. 
  • They may seem loud and noisy often disturbing the class, finding it difficult to sit through the class.

Impulsivity manifests as

  • Doing things without thinking. 
  • Difficulty waiting for their turn in games or in a queue.
  • Interrupting others in conversation.

How common is ADHD?
Nowadays adhd is very common affecting 5 percent of school children. It is seven times more commoner in boys.

What causes adhd and how can it be cured?
No one knows exactly but a neurochemical called norepinephrine is abnormal which gets corrected by adhd medication leading to improvement in the symptoms allowing the child to lead a normal life and removing the academic handicap that these children often face. Behavior therapy focussed on improving behaviours helps a lot.

Is My Child Hyperactive?

MA (CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY), B.Ed.
Psychologist, Pune

Is my child hyperactive?

Now a days we hear very often from parents, teachers, grandparents, neighbors that “this child is very hyperactive”.

Many parents make the child sit for studies for hours which is beyond their capacity and then complain, call them hyperactive, can’t sit for studies, keeps talking, leaves the place often, etc. But hyperactivity involves many other characteristics to be identified before we label any child as hyperactive.

The technical term is attention deficit hyperactive disorder (adhd). Which involves inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive.

If five out of nine hyperactive behaviors (given below) are present in the child then only we can say that the child is hyperactive.

1. Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.

2. Often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected.

3. Often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate.

4. Often has difficulty playing or leisure activities quietly.

5. Is often on the go or often acts as if driven by a motor.

6. Often talks excessively.

7. Often blurts out answers before questions have been completed.

8. Often has difficulty awaiting turns.

9. Often interrupts or intrudes on others.

Let us all decide not to label any child as hyperactive before we find at least 5 out of the above mentioned characteristics in the child.

If you find that your child has hyperactivity then you must take some steps to manage the hyperactivity.

We all have heard michale phelps name. Who has won more than 10 gold medals in olympics. He was diagnosed with ADHD.

Following tips can help you to manage your child’s behavior:

Acceptance: first parents must take it positively that your child is hyperactive which means his energy level is more than his peers. If this energy is utilized, your child can do wonders.

Physical activity: parents should send their child for some physical activity as per the availability and liking of the child. For example: swimming, karate, basketball, skating, etc.

Managing behavior: behavior modification techniques are a great tool available with parents to improve the child’s behavior and increase his understanding about his own behavior.

Patience: parents patience level needs to be very high with these kids. If parents give up on them, scold them every now and then, point out their mistakes in front of others, talk to the sarcastically, hurt their ego unknowingly, these type of parent’s behavior lowers their self esteem, lowers self confidence.

Diet: balanced diet is very important for these kids as their activity level is high they can suffer with some deficiencies. Its been suggested by some researchers that sweet consumption should be lower for hyperactive kids. Read child's nutrition requirements.

Quality time: if parents spend quality time with kids they tend to listen to that parent more. Kids co-operate and respect the parent who spends more quality time instead of telling them all the time does and dont's. Quality time is that time when the parent and the child both enjoy each other’s company, engage in some activity which they both like.

For example: cooking a special dish, outdoor game, indoor game, oiling each other’s hair, planning an event, trekking, planning a shopping list, cleaning house, watering plants, watching a movie together, etc.

School parent coordination: its very important to inform the school about the child’s problem so that the school staff also help in managing the child’s behavior.

If the hyperactive kids are engaged properly and parents nurture their self-esteem, these kids can do wonders. They can be very productive, happy and responsible citizens.

Lets give them a good environment to develop their potential and a great future.

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