Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, abbreviated as ADHD, is a very common psychological disorder that is often diagnosed in children. This term applies to a vast number of mental disorders that can manifest them in various behavioral actions. These children show three main types of behaviors, according to which they are classified:-
- They may be hyperactive.
- They may be impulsive.
- They may be inattentive.
Such children are often difficult to deal with and parents and teachers find it hard to control them. They are usually poor in studies. In olden days, they were labeled as troublemakers, but now with the development of psychological sciences, ADHD is better understood and is, in most cases, completely treatable.
There are 6.4 million children in the US who are diagnosed with ADHD today, with the general age when the symptoms begin to appear being 7 years. The trends show that boys show ADHD more than girls do. In some severe cases, ADHD can continue into adulthood as well. This can cause several problems in later life both on the personal and professional fronts.
How Is ADHD Classified?
Psychologists classify ADHD patients into three broad groups.
- Inattentive ADHD Children – These children do not pay attention in studies and other tasks. They cannot concentrate. They might have a good grasp of subjects, but they cannot work up enough concentration to focus on it. Due to this, they cannot remember basic facts and perform badly in school.
- Hyperactive ADHD Children – These children cannot stay in one position for long. They cannot keep sitting or stay attentive. They will always want to keep fidgeting or do something with their hands and legs. They might get tired of the same thing soon and want to do something else.
- Impulsive ADHD Children – These children often act without thinking of the consequences. Even if something is dangerous, they might not think of it. They only think of the current pleasure of any activity without considering the results of it. They might even involve others in their acts. In olden times, these children were labeled as mischief-makers.
How Does ADHD Occur in Adults?
About 6 in 10 children who have ADHD will grow up to have it in their adulthood as well. Adults who have ADHD may show the following signs:-
- Constant feeling of anxiety and nervousness
- Regularly being late for appointments
- Anger-management issues
- Performing actions without regard for consequences
- Untidy and disorganized
- Gets bored, frustrated or depressed easily
- Problems with relationships
- Propensity for substance abuse.
What Are the Risk Factors for ADHD?
- Though the exact cause of ADHD is still unknown to medical science, there are a few factors that have been identified as risk factors. These conclusions have been arrived at by scientists after a careful analysis of a large number of children who suffer from ADHD. The following is a list of these risk factors.
- Children whose parents consumed alcohol, nicotine, or narcotic drugs during their pregnancy stand a greater risk to develop ADHD.
- Children whose parents were exposed to a high degree of toxic substances, especially substances that are toxic to the environment such as radioactive isotopes, have a greater chance of becoming ADHD patients.
- Children who were exposed to large levels of lead in any form can develop ADHD.
- Children who were born with low birth weight are at a risk of ADHD.
- Some genetic factors also predispose children towards ADHD.
Apart from the above factors, even brain injuries can lead to a chance of ADHD in the victim.
It is also observed that people who have other kinds of psychological challenges such as anxiety disorder, depression, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, may develop ADHD in later stages of their life.
In addition to this, statistics reveal that the number of men suffering from ADHD is greater than the number of women sufferers.
What Signs Must Parents Be Wary of?
ADHD is a growing concern in the children of today. Parents often fail to recognize the symptoms for the first five years of life, and that might put additional burden on the child. When the child begins education, these problems come to the fore, and that is usually through the agency of school counseling. However, parents can identify these problems early and take adequate measures. The following are some of the signs of ADHD that parents can watch out for.
- A sudden reduction in the appetite of the child
- Problems in getting adequate sleep
- Twitchy behavior (the child suddenly makes sudden movements or noises)
- Inexplicable changes in personality
- Repeated complaints of aches, such as stomach aches and headaches
- Extreme states of nervousness in the child when faced with a new experience.
Though most of the above points are normal while the child is growing up, responsible parents must take due cognizance of the situation. Remedies in the right time could be the most effective in the case of ADHD, as it is with any psychological disorder.
How Can ADHD Be Taken Care of?
ADHD is a mental disorder that does not have any cure. Strictly speaking, it is not a disease but a particular kind of mental and behavioral pattern. There is no direct treatment for ADHD, but the related issues such as anger, stress, depression, etc. can be controlled through therapy and counseling.
School children who suffer from ADHD are often referred to a psychological counselor within the school premises itself. It is mandatory for educational institutions to have a counselor who can identify and deal with such issues.
Most importantly, it is necessary to remember that people with ADHD can lead a healthy physical life otherwise. Though their mental faculties might not be up to par with the rest of their abilities that should not be a deterrent in them leading a successful life in other fields.
Health pack for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Medha Vati – Divya Medha vati is one of the best known herbal combinations that helps in reducing all sorts of stress and mental health issue. Medha vati has various ingredients that not only improves the neuron cell conductivity but is also helpful in improving the mental state. It reduces hallucinations and other imaginary state of mind. It does not contain any thing that makes you sleepy or induce sleep in you hence is effective in ADHD problem.
- Ashwagandha Churan – Divya Ashwagandha Churan is an effective herb that may be helpful in treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder through ayurveda. It is quite effective in reducing the effects and side effects of this disease. It relaxes mind and reduces panic attacks.
- Zawahar mohara no. 1. – It is a classical herbal product from the house of Baidyanath. It is very effective reducing the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder thus is effective in controlling the disease from its root cause.
- Smriti Sagar Ras – Smriti sagar ras is also a classical ayurvedic medicine that is effective in reducing the effect of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is also recommended in the condition of memory loss and loss of concentration.
- Brahmi amla oil – this oil is effective in improving the cellular conductivity that may be lost due to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It helps in providing nourishment in the brain thus is effective in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder condition.
- Badam Rogan Oil – Divya Badam rogan oil is effective in this condition.
How to use health pack for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Mix all the ingredients (1 to 4) in a grinder and make a powder out of it. Consume ½ teaspoon two times a day with water.
Apply Amla hair oil in the scalp and massage of 10 to 15 minutes and leave it for 2 hours. It may be followed by rinsing off with water.
Put 2 drops of Divya badam rogan oil in nostril two times a day.