Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are neurological and behavior-related conditions that cause difficulty in concentrating, impulsiveness and excessive energy.
- Individuals with ADHD not only have a challenge in concentrating, but have a challenge sitting still. Those with ADHD are typically more disruptive than individuals with ADD.
- Adults with ADHD may find it difficult to focus and prioritize, leading to missed deadlines and forgotten meetings or social plans. The inability to control impulses can range from impatience waiting in line or driving in traffic to mood swings and outbursts of anger.
ADHD symptoms may include:
- Disorganization and problems prioritizing
- Poor time management skills
- Problems focusing on a task
- Trouble multitasking
- Excessive activity or restlessness
- Poor planning
- Low frustration tolerance
- Frequent mood swings
- Problems following through and completing tasks
- Hot temper
- Trouble coping with stress
Adults or children with ADHD may score lower on academic testing than would be expected for their age, intelligence and education. Learning disabilities can include problems with understanding and communicating.
What causes ADHD?
- ADHD can run in families, and studies indicate that genes may play a role.
- Certain environmental factors also may increase risk, such as lead exposure as a child.
- Problems during development. Problems with the central nervous system at key moments in development may play a role.
- Emotional Trauma
Which essential oil for this?
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What Foods to Avoid?
- Conventional Dairy
- Food Coloring and Dyes
- MSG and HVP
- Artificial Sweeteners
Which Food and Supplements Helps?
- GABA – A calming amino acid, consult your physician before taking this. For adult only.
- Probiotic – ADHD may be connected to digestive issues, taking a good quality probiotic daily will help maintain digestive health and balance. (consult your doctor for the dosage.)
- Chaga Mushroom – Chaga mushrooms have helped to boost the immune system by increasing the production of certain immune cells including interleukin 6 (IL-6) as well as T lymphocytes.