Identifying the symptoms of ADHD in children
Does your child run around in a public place hitting every object or anyone who comes in his way? Is it extremely difficult for you to make him focus on any task or make him sit at one place for more than few minutes? Every time that your neighbors and family members complain that your son is extremely misbehaved, do you feel stressed and embarrassed about your child’s behavior? But remember, what they are labeling as misbehavior might actually be a medical disorder called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here we will tell you more about ADHD disorder so that you can help your child recover with an appropriate ADHD treatment.
The three broad ADHD symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD in children typically first appears between the ages of three and six. Though all children at some point exhibit traits like hyperactive behavior, trouble paying attention or following directions & instructions, and sitting still, kids with ADHD disorder struggle harder with these issues and are often labeled as troublemakers or criticized for being lazy or undisciplined. Professional medical evaluation is therefore needed to confirm diagnosis. You should immediately seek one if you see your child:
- Leaving tasks like painting or homework half-way all the time
- Getting easily distracted with even the slightest noise or events that are usually ignored by others
- Makes careless mistakes most of the times
- Is restless & unable to sit in one place for a long time
- Has trouble playing quietly
- Prone to doing risky things without thinking about the consequences, leading to accidents and injuries
- Does excessive talking
- Has difficulty waiting to talk or react
- Starts answering even before someone finishes the question
- Constantly interrupts others while talking.
However, ADHD cannot be confirmed only on basis of these symptoms, as there are many other problems like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, which can have symptoms similar to ADHD symptoms. Therefore, the first step is to talk to a doctor to find out if the symptoms fit the diagnosis. If so, seek immediate treatment.
Homeopathy is a holistic ADHD treatment that treats children without causing any side-effects. It treats even the subtle variations in child’s behaviour at emotional, mental and social levels. Homeopathy treatment for ADHD also helps in correcting child’s metabolism, which further improves child’s behavior, learning ability, and brain function. Also, homeopathy believes in individualized ADHD treatment, and takes into account the unique, distinctive nature and characteristics of each child and prescribes treatment accordingly.