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ADHD IN CHILDREN
ADHD in children is diagnosed when a child shows six or more specific symptoms regularly for more than six months in more than two settings. There is no single test for child ADHD. Children in the category should have an ADHD test.
There are standard guidelines your health
care provider will use to determine whether your child has ADHD. The
guidelines are for children 6 to 12 years old. It is difficult to diagnose
ADHD in children younger than 5 years old because children change rapidly
from 1 to 5 years.
A physician will usually do a medical
exam to rule out any physical reasons for the behavior. They will ask what
symptoms the child has and how long they have occurred. They also need to
know how the behavior affects the child and the family.
For those suffering with ADHD disorder
there are several natural alternative options such as herbal treatments
and homeopathic treatments. The ADHD diet is also popular and in many
cases very effective. This diet eliminates food additives and sugars. It
replaces them with organic foods and herbs like Stevia, a sugar
Bio feedback is another natural
alternative treatment which has shown success. .
Some herbs have been shown to be effective in the treatment of ADHD. Ginkgo, Gotu Kola, Satint John's Wort, Skullcap and Stevia are all used with some success. Never give herbal supplements to children without checking with their health care provider.
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