Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive and have trouble in focusing. They may understand what's expected of them but they have trouble in following through because they can't sit still, pay attention or attend to details.

Most children especially young ones may act this way at times, particularly when they're anxious or excited. But the difference with ADHD is that symptoms are present over a longer period of time and occur in different settings. They impair a child's ability to function socially, academically, and at home.

ADHD is a disruptive behaviour disorder characterized by on-going inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity occurring in several settings and more frequently and severely than is typical for individuals in the same stage of development. Symptoms begin before age 7 years and can cause serious difficulties in home, school or work life.

Chief Symptoms of ADHD:

Impulsiveness: a child who acts quickly without thinking first.

Hyperactivity: a child who can't sit still, walks, runs, or climbs around when others are seated.

Inattention: A child, who daydreams or seems to be in another world, is often sidetracked from what is going on around him or her.

Essential pre-conditions for Diagnosis of ADHD:

A child must display such behaviour before age 7 years.

Behaviour must be more severe than in other kids the same age.

Such behaviour must last for at least 6 months.

It should affect negatively in at least two areas of a child's life such as school, home, day-care settings or friendships.

Behavioural Therapy:
In order to achieve child’s full potential, he or she should receive help from parents, counsellor, homeopath or psychiatrist. Behavioural therapy is very important.

ADHD & Homeopathy

Scope of Homeopathy and Line of Treatment:

  • Homeopathy has a promising role in treatment of ADHD.
  • Large number of medicine are highly effective in ADHD, however Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole on the basis of individualization of patient’s symptom only then the medicine indicated is prescribed.
  • Support from kid’s family and the counselling of family members is essential.
  • Conventional treatment can be gradually tapered to put patient totally on Homeopathy.
  • Homeopathy is safe (no side effects) and is not habit forming!
  • Prognosis varies from case to case.