What Is ADHD?
Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the name sounds familiar. Every child who is naughty or over active cannot be termed as a hyperactive kid. ADHD is one of the developmental disabilities where it occurs before the age of 7 years. There are children who are only attention deficit and not hyperactive. Such children fall under the category of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Boys most commonly suffer from ADHD and girls from ADD. The IQ of such children remains normal. In case the symptoms of hyperactivity continue for more than six months in a child and the habits of hyperactivity create problems in two or more areas like classroom, playground, home, community or social settings, the child should be assessed and treated for ADHD.
It is identification of the symptoms using various psychological assessments with the help of parents and teachers. Also, child’s behavior is rated on various scales and efforts are made to find the degree of ADHD before advising various occupational and behavioral therapies. In addition to it, drug therapies like Ritalin, Focalin, Concerta, Dextrostat and many others are given to such patients. These drugs have their side effects like insomnia, weight loss and nervous tics thus causing dullness of a child’s mind which hinders his overall development. It has been observed that 60-80% children who suffer from ADHD continue to have symptoms even in their adolescence.
We at HomoeoCARE have a unique Child Observation Room specially designed to observe the activities of a child in a very congenial and friendly environment. Our standardized observation based program helps our doctor in watching the activities of the child in the observation room and figure out the growth hindering personality traits like shyness, aggression, learning disabilities and hyperactivity. As the child is exposed to different types of toys like cars, guns, dolls, black board, Casio and many other toys in this room, we observe what the child chooses to play with. This helps us in understanding what the child likes or dislikes. We also take into account the interaction of the children in the play area of the room. The child is also asked to draw and colour the drawing sheet. This is also analyzed to have better understanding of the child with respect to the psychological aspects. Such observations enable the doctor to elicit the child’s reaction to harsh stimuli, which can be a simple stare or a stern look. While a child shows disapproval, others may reflect withdrawal or anger. This allows the doctor to understand the child’s temperament.
While we properly evaluate such children on the basis of our observation, the mother’s history during pregnancy is also taken into account before prescribing the treatment. The parents are also guided with respect to the special qualities possessed by their child and his needs.
Although there is no single cause as to why ADHD occurs, we at HomoeoCARE value your child’s special needs and qualities. Homoeopathic medicines make sure that the child may carry on with his daily activities normally and be able to lead a normal healthy life without being dependant on his family or others.
A 6-year old child came to us diagnosed with ADHD. It was at a day care centre, which the child had joined, that his parents were told that their child had a habit of spitting, biting and was very aggressive with the other children. Soon he was referred to a psychologist who after making an assessment diagnosed him to be suffering from ADHD. The child’s parents did not want their child to be put on medication for a life time. They opted for a natural, safe and permanent solution to the problem, homoeopathy.
It was a delight for us to read the first email sent by his parents all the way from USA stating that after about two weeks of treatment the child’s ability to concentrate was now better. Even the teachers at school noticed that he became more attentive and was not distracted to the level as before taking the treatment at HomoeoCARE. Not only this, his relationship with his sister also improved and he began to show fewer tantrums with parents. He became more emotional about things happening at his school and at home. He started to express his love for his family by writing notes and drawing family pictures. To much of our and his parent’s satisfaction, the child feels accomplished for the things he has achieved.
“Gift your child a positive way to deal with ADHD, only with HomoeoCARE.”