Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are the most prevalent disorders currently diagnosed among elementary school children. While these conditions are thought to be partly genetic, studies show that environmental components including diet, chemical toxicity, and allergies are a determining factor in the condition’s severity. The good news is you can change your body’s function to the point where you may no longer meet the diagnostic criteria for ADD/ADHD.
Symptoms of ADD/ADHD
Treatment for ADD/ADHD
Currently, the most common treatment for ADD/ADHD is prescription drugs, such as Ritalin. However, a recent FDA study by the National Institute of Mental Health claims that drugs like Ritalin, increase the risk of sudden death by 500% among children and teens. Even beyond that, Ritalin has been shown to damage the neural connections needed for learning. While it may calm a hyperactive child so that he is less of a problem in the classroom, it does not create the ability to learn.
There is no one cause and no one fix for ADD/ADHD. We look for neurological deficits, metabolic findings, toxins, food sensitivities, and lifestyle factors. We then tailor make a treatment plan based on your child’s specific needs. We treat the child, not the diagnosis.
Did you know:
- ADD/ADHD is the #1 reason children are medicated in the United States?
- There are 4 different kinds of ADD/ADHD? It is extremely important to figure out the type before you begin a treatment.
- The average parent spends $12,000-$17,000 per year for treatment related services?
- In many cases, unresolved cases of ADD/ADHD continue into adulthood and causes huge problems with work, relationships, and fitting into society?
- There are no long-term studies on the long-term effects of ADD/ADHD meds?