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ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Were you diagnosed with ADHD and also have issues with overeating?

Are you tired of your lack of attention? Is it affecting your performance at work?

Does your child’s lack of attention or hyperactivity at school prevent him/her from all that they can achieve?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you should book your free 15-minute consult now. Get the help you deserve.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), previously known as ADD, is commonly diagnosed in children. It can, however, persist into adulthood (adult ADHD). Those with this condition tend to have trouble with impulsivity and lack of attention. People with symptoms of impulsivity may have anger outbursts. They may also find it difficult to take turns or wait in line. Inattention might show itself as experiencing difficulty listening to others when spoken to directly. It can also manifest itself as being forgetful.

Often ADHD is mistaken for other conditions. The condition does not have a One-Size-Fits-All Diagnosis. There is also so much myth surrounding the topic. It is important to note that sugar intake and watching too much TV are not the causes of it.  Excess sugar intake, watching too much TV, and chaotic family life can, however, worsen the symptoms. 

Research has shown that up to 70% of those with this condition will experience depression at some point in their lives. Children with ADHD are more prone to anxiety problems, sleep disorders, and teeth grinding. 

If ADHD remains undiagnosed, it may lead to:

  • Problems succeeding in school 
  • Issues at work, lost productivity, and reduced earning power. 
  • Relationships issues
  • Problems with overeating and mental health

 Children with ADHD often find it challenging to focus on the task at hand (i.e., Experience difficulty focusing on subjects at school). Their attention span, however, may increase when attending to the self-chosen tasks. To this end, knowing how to approach children as parents can have a significant effect on their behavior. 

Often patients complain from the side effects of their medication (including prescription stimulants and amphetamines such as Ritalin and Dexedrine). Together we can help identify some of the modifiable possible attributing factors. We also work on any food sensitivities, detoxification problems, or any adrenal hormone issues that may be contributing to the problem.

During an initial consultation, I will obtain a complete medical history of the patient. We will discover the factors that might be involved in causing the symptoms. We will also address any other comorbid conditions that might be present. Once we identify the root cause, we will work together to get you or your loved ones to feel better sooner. 

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Reference

Barkley, R.A., Guevremont, D.C., Anastopoulos, A.D., DuPaul, G.J. & Shelton, T.L. (1993). Driving—Related Risks and Outcomes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults: A 3- to 5-Year Follow-up Survey. pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/92/2/212.abstract