ADHD Treatment in Children


ADHD Treatment in children London

 

ADHD Treatment in Children – Guardian featured Harley Street IBS & Autoimmune Clinic addresses the underlying issues, not just the symptoms in ADHD treatment in children.

ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviours. He or she may also be restless and almost constantly active.

To understand ADHD, think of the brain as having crisscrossing wires that go in many directions. For most people, a thought moves from point A to point B. For someone with ADHD, a thought starts out at point A, but before it gets to point B, points C and maybe even D capture their attention first. They become completely distracted before point B. This isn’t lack of attention.

In fact, a child with ADHD pays attention to and becomes interested in nearly everything they hear and see. They focus on one extremely interesting subject, blocking out everything else. To a parent or teacher, this looks like a child with ADHD is ignoring them.

ADHD is not just a childhood disorder. Although the symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood, ADHD can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Even though hyperactivity tends to improve as a child becomes a teen, problems with inattention, disorganisation, and poor impulse control often continue through the teen years and into adulthood. Out treatment for ADHD embraces all ages.

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and across the country are studying the causes of ADHD. Current research suggests ADHD may be caused by interactions between genes and environmental or non-genetic factors. Like many other illnesses, a number of factors may contribute to ADHD such as genetics, environment, food intolerances, toxicity, and a poor diet. Our treatment for ADHD includes functional medicine tests.

While medication and behaviour modification certainly help, diet also plays a role. Our treatment goal for ADHD is to make life at school and at home easier for everyone, but also to show that ADHD is not a bad thing. Children with ADHD are often remarkably smart and creative. With the correct treatment for ADHD, they may become future leaders, creators, artists, and scientists.

We take into account the whole person in our ADHD treatment in children. Our approach is kind and very gentle.

We also treat the IBS issues sometimes associated with ADHD.

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