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AD/HD

Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment
AD/HD
AD/HD is a condition steeped in controversy and fraught with conflicting medical opinion. Even though it is a commonly diagnosed mental health condition, there is no definitive test for attention-deficit and/or hyperactivity disorder. AD/HD can be caused by various factors, including genetics, altered brain function and environmental factors. This condition has a marked effect on quality of life, and requires medical intervention.
Symptoms
Impatience
Impulsiveness
Marked talkativeness
Frequent fidgeting
Difficulty controlling emotions
Interrupts constantly
Easily distracted
Can’t follow instructions
Does not complete tasks
Forgetful & loses focus
Treatments
Stimulants such as Ritalin Non-stimulants such as Strattera Interpersonal psychotherapy, behaviour therapy and social skills training
Remedies
Natural remedies such as Omega 3, vitamin & herbal supplements Avoid sugar and allergens Drink Rooibos tea Yoga Reflexology and acupressure Exposure to plenty of sunlight
Risk
2
1 – Can be treated at home
2 – Medical attention is necessary
3 – Urgent medical assistance is necessary
Disclaimer:
As always, take your newborn, baby, toddler or older child to your doctor if symptoms are severe or worrying. Our guide is just that, a guide, and does NOT replace medical supervision.
 

 

 

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