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Five myths about ADHD Treatment

Five myths about ADHD Treatment
Parents face the problem of a child with ADHD can take the option of simple treatment of ADHD; it is conventional drugs, using drugs that are also known as psycho stimulants, recommended by their physician or pediatrician. Here are some myths to keep in mind when deciding the best way to treat ADHD before going down the 'path of drugs. "

First myth, ADHD can be cured and you just take the medicine! This is totally false as there is still no permanent cure for ADHD. There are several ways to treat this condition, but all or none of them will only help to keep symptoms under control and to interfere as dramatically with the development of your child. Medications can help keep the child calmer and help him / her to focus better so that can learn like normal children. Alternative treatments can range from talk therapy (psychotherapy) behavioral therapy and training for social skills. Sometimes they are used in conjunction with taking conventional drugs.

Second myth, ADHD affects only children! Entirely wrong to many adults - about 1.5 million of them suffer from ADHD, and seriously compromises their productivity at work. It has been proven now there seems to be a hereditary link and many children with ADHD (perhaps as much as one-third) have parents who suffer from this condition or certainly suffered as children.

Third myth, Side effects of conventional drugs using psycho stimulant drugs are very minor and have been greatly exaggerated! This is again completely wrong because while the drugs are effective assistance, there have been health warnings as the FDA was forced to recommend that children should be checked for heart problems. Other drugs such as Adder all have been banned in Canada.

Fourth myth, It is the fault of negligent parents and TV too much! Again this is simply not true. Parents can not be blamed, but they may be involved in behavior therapy where the child is rewarded for small gains, for example: being able to sit at the table for meals together. Also, parents can play a vital role by staying with the children playing with them and ensure they do not become couch potatoes. They can take them outdoors for exercise. A University of Illinois study showed that being in a green (as opposed to walking in a mall) reduced hyperactivity. The children were given a few tests and they did much better in attention and impulse control those children who had crossed the mall! This study was very low (only 17 children) to more research needs to be done.

Fifth myth, ADHD is caused by too much sugar in the diet of children. Only partly true that if children are not fed a balanced diet, it can lead to eating too much junk food which is not only full of sugar, but also dyes and additives as well. This type of diet has been shown to cause hyperactivity in children and the British Food Agency conducted a comprehensive study on this subject.

If you need more advice on how to treat ADHD, take a look at the website below which very clearly defines what the best treatment of ADHD can be for your child. It also explains a natural treatment for ADHD.


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