5 ways to deal with ADHD

by John Checker on February 22, 2013

While I was reading the latest blogs about ADHD I ran across this beauty: What is ADHD today

On one of their article there was this outtake on the natural 5 ways to deal with adhd:

Here are these 5 steps:

1. Provide a stress free together with an anxiety free home for your little one.

2. Give him/her a diet that is both healthy, full of the necessary vitamin’s and balanced throughout.

3. Help him get into routines, day to day activities and classes.

4. Try out the natural or herbal solutions instead of the other drugs.

5. Stay in touch with the people that are most in your child’s life, especially doctors, physician, teachers, friends.

Read more on this site: What is ADHD, Treating ADHD


Treating ADHD

by John Checker on January 7, 2013

Dealing with ADHD can be frustrating and agonizing, especially if we are talking about your child. There are always worries that your adorable child, suffering from ADHD remembers his or her childhood together with the stimulant medications that will cause him a lot of appetite loss and insomnia. But in the end, what has to be done, will be done in order to make his or her life a little easier from this disorder.

Sometimes therapy makes everything better and some other times its the medications, but in the end, if combining them both chances that ADHD symptoms are improved are raised dramatically.

According to the Journal of the American Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry, when dealing with kids at a younger age, especially under the age of 10, just hoping him on medications can deliver better results than anything else. Their self esteem is increased, disruptive behaviors are minimized and there is a chance that relationships are mended between their parents, friends and so on and so forth.

Some may think that all the drugs do is calm your child or make him more active or they are simply stimulants that once effect wears off that is it, time for the next pill and most of the times that is extremely true. But what can we do about it. There are a couple of tips that we, what is adhd recommend.

First and foremost, select a physician that will monitor and is a specialist in the medication that your child is taking

Second, its is recommended to start with the lowest possible dosage, so that you monitor and see if there is a need to up the dosage a little bit or the minimum will do. In the later a lot of different variables are to be considered, starting from height, weight, age, intensity. Normally the doctor will consider this on his own, but make sure to remind him, since you know whats best for your child

Third, medication should be used 7 days a week and 12 hours a day. Studies show that ADHD is not an academic deficiency, its a life problem.

Fourth, keep a diary on how the meds are working, are they helping, are they making him worse, you name it. Record every single detail that you might notice. It is also recommended(but ADHD.net) to use the SWAN SCALE that you can easily find HERE

Last but not least, you should be really careful with the childs diet. These type of stimulants are really hard on their appetite, some may react not the best way with some sort of foods, so that is to be considered also.

To conclude, ADHD is a life long issue, its good to bear this in mind and consider long term solutions!


ADHD explained

by John Checker on November 30, 2012

ADHD is a common behavioral disorder that affects around  8% to 10% of school-age kids. Boys are about three times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with it, even though the reason for this is still unknown.

In order for you to be considered as suffering from ADHD:

- A child should exhibit at least one of the three categories above, before the age of 7

- These behaviors must be more severe than the other people around him/her.

- This events(behavior) should last at least for 6 months.

- The behaviors must effect negatively in the life of the person.


Impulsivity symptoms

by John Checker on November 30, 2012

Some of the main symptoms for a person with ADHD of the form of impulsivity symptoms comes to the following forms:

1.    Answers to question before the question is finished.

2.    Does not wait in line.

3.    Interrupts or intrudes on others conversations or games or meetings.

Note that this is a general and most common forms, and to be sure that you fall in these specific categories, contact your physician.


Hyperactivity symptoms

by John Checker on November 30, 2012

Some of the main symptoms for a person with ADHD belonging to the Hyperactivity categories consist on these couple of main ideas:

1.    Plays with his hand, moves while seating.

2.    Runs around and goes in places where he is not supposed to.

3.    Lacks the ability to stay quiet when needed.

Do not forget to check with your doctor for everything regarding your health. To be noted is that these symptoms may vary.


Inattentive symptoms

by John Checker on November 30, 2012

Some of the main points of the Inattentive symptoms category

1.    Does not pay attention to details.

2.    He lacks the focus during classes, meetings or organizations.

3.    He lacks social skills, meaning he doesn’t listen when spoken to.

4.    Doesn’t follow instruction.

5.    Not good at organizing events.

6.    Fails to do tasks that require mental effort.

7.    Has a tendency to lose stuff.

8.    Easily distracted

9.    Forgetful

This is somewhat one of the most common categories of the people with ADHD, Normaly, this is mostly common on children and be very careful on how your child reacts


ADHD Symptoms

by John Checker on November 30, 2012

ADHD is classified according to the 3 symptoms above. The symptoms are as follows:

Inattentive symptoms

Hyperactivity symptoms

Impulsivity symptoms

These three symptoms are mostly a easy categorization, but sometimes it can be a mixture of all three. Be very careful with your child when it comes to this, if you believe that any of these symptoms are at stake, set up a meeting with your family doctor and express these worries


What is ADHD

by John Checker on November 30, 2012

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition which has already affected lots and lots of people throughout the world. Most of the people which carry this disorder are students which cause them to lack the potential for learning anything because they lack the ability to focus. But what is ADHD? ADHD is a psychiatric and a neurobehavioral disorder which causes significant difficulties in focusing, impulse behavior or hyperactivity.


Written by John Checker

by John Checker on January 28, 2012

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