The Truth About Your Child & ADHD

ADHD is a common behavioral disorder that affects an estimated 8% to 10% of school age children. Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They understand what is expected of them but have trouble following through because they can’t sit still, pay attention, or attend to details. ADHD is broken down into 3 groups, and this article will expose the truth of ADHD.

 

Which Group Describes Your Child?

 

ADHD is broken down into 3 Groups:

1. Inattentive

2. Hyperactive-Impulsive

3. Impulsive 

 

Let’s begin with the Inattentive Type: 

  • Inability to pay attention
  • Tendency to make careless mistakes
  • Difficulty with sustained attention
  • Apparent listening problems
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Problems with organization
  • Avoidance of tasks that require mental effort
  • Tendency to loose things
  • Distractibility
  • Forgetfulness in daily activities

Hyperactivity-Impulsive Type:

 

  • Fidgeting or squirming
  • Difficulty remembering details
  • Difficulty engaging in leisure activities
  • Typically “on the go”
  • Often talks excessively

Impulsive Type:

  • Interrupts or intrudes on others
  • Blurts out answers before questions are complete
  • Difficulty waiting for their turn

The Typical Scenario & The Reality
Do any of the above scenarios describe your child? Perhaps you notice your child (or someone you know)  having trouble focusing. A trip to the doctor for a solution results in a “paper” test to determine if ADD or ADHD is a factor. the doctor then perscribes an ADD-ADHD medication that causes documented side effects:
  • Violence
  • Dependency
  • Possible Death

Drugs are not the answer! When dealing with ADHD, the effects it has on your child’s future must be considered. . .

  • ADHD leads to compulsive behavior & addiction
  • Individuals with ADHD have several characteristics that make them more vulnerable to substance abuse, addiction, and compulsive behaviors
  • These characteristics are
    • Impulsiveness
    • Sensation-Seeking
    • Risk-Taking
    • Thrill-seeking
    • Low levels of inhibition
 

  

The Good News

ADHD can be controlled and cured naturally! In our next article, we will explore the different ways you can help your child or someone you know with their ADHD.

 

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