Hyperactivity natural treatment
What is Hyperactivity?
Hyperactivity, technically called "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder" (ADHD), is a behavioral disorder that occurs in children and in adults.
Hyperactivity is defined as a persistent conduct disorder, which becomes detrimental to everyday life, which is characterized by impulsivity, inattention and too much motor and / or vocal activity.
- Genetic: There are some genetic factors which can lead to hyperactivity.
- Nutritional deficits: some studies suggest that people with ADHD may have deficiencies in vitamin B1, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, essential fatty acids, minerals and trace elements, fiber and bifidobacteria of intestinal flora.
- Inadequate diet: It can be a factor that accentuates the above causes, such as a high glycemic diet. Excess refined sugars and industrial products are an example of inadequate diet.
- Environmental causes: contamination by metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminum) found in paints, fungicides vegetables, cigarettes or cooking tools. Other triggers may be an inadequate diet rich in simple sugars and additives, or deficient in minerals and nutrients.
Childhood hyperactivity is a disorder that can be subjective, and therefore must be detected by a third person, an expert, usually a teacher or psychologist.
Attention deficit symptoms:
- They do not listen when spoken to directly, they seem to be in a "daydream"
- They are forgetfulness, forgetting everyday tasks.
- They neglect the presentation of the work and / or reading comprehension mistakes are common (confusing words like "drum" with "dream" when reading).
- They appear easily distracted even when you make games or activities they enjoy.
- They forget the lost objects.
- They show poor school performance with a great difficulty in concentrating. It is hard for them to realize continuing mental activities: math, reading, writing exercises, etc..
- They find very difficult to do homework and achieve the school tasks daily.
- They are to much talkative or restless
- They rock, play with objects, clothes, feet, move from the chair or get up from it often.
- They get up on the furniture, running around or jumping at inappropriate times.
- they show disobedience and difficulty following instructions or rules (e.g. a game).
- Disruptive behavior may occur, challenging or aggressive in some cases, and being involved in fights (teenagers).
Symptoms of impulsivity:
- Impulsivity to speak, interrupting conversations
- Answer questions before being put away.
- Impatience or anxious behavior.
* More symptoms of hyperactivity in the listing above.
Diagnosis of overactive people
- Hyperactivity is a condition that can be subjective, and therefore must be detected by a third person, an expert, usually a teacher or psychologist (hyperactivity in children) or by an expert (hyperactivity in adults).
- The first to recognize the disorder are often teachers, professors, psychologists, pediatricians or doctors.
- The expert must be a physician with expertise in psychiatry and neurology. A clinical psychologist is required to accompany the person.
- The doctor will ask various questions to tutors and contrast the views of teachers and parents. Patients must fill tests to rule out other problems that can cause the same symptoms.
- The doctor will perform various tests, among which includes IQ.
EXAMPLE OF HYPERACTIVITY TEST
How often does he/she make mistakes when she/he has to work on a boring or difficult project?
How often does he/she leave her/his seat in classroom, in meetings or in situations in which he/she should remain seated?
How often is it difficult for him/her to wait for his/her turn?
Treats are totally discouraged because they are rich in simple sugars and additives.
- Information: parents, teachers and the whole environment of the person concerned must be informed of the disorder. Adults should understand this disorder to accept it.
- Training: the psychologist or doctor can provide strategies, monitor and treat the child or adult in this disorder.
- Multidisciplinary treatment: family, school, psychologist and doctor (or pediatrician), must work together so that the person feels well cared for and accompanied.
- Psychology: in the case of children, it is important to teach study skills, discipline to organize daily tasks, plan homework, etc.. Parents and teachers should be very careful in the instructions given to him: you must change the "behave yourself", by well-defined and precise instructions on what is expected to do. Often they may resist to boring or monotonous tasks, a behavior which is common in children with ADHD, so you have to work at it.
- Dietary treatment: some dietary factors can influence to improve the symptoms of overstimulation of the child. A healthy diet, balanced, varied and tidy can be a good beginning. (More)
- Nutritional supplements: some authors suggest that hyperactivity could cause certain nutritional deficiencies.
- Medications are usually brain stimulating that are administered in long treatments(for years). Their results have been positive for the proper physical, academic and social development. The most common is methylphenidate (Ritalin ®, Methylin ®). Drug treatments should be ruled by the doctor.
Unlike some popular belief, people with ADHD are not given sedatives. In adults, treatment can be combined with antidepressants.
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