Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in West Bloomfield, MI
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a multifaceted psychological condition that affects individuals of any age but is often diagnosed in childhood. Sometimes children outgrow their symptoms and others may have problems that continue into adulthood.
What is ADHD?
Affecting about 10% of school-age children, and three times the number of boys as girls, ADHD is a behavioral disorder characterized by lack of impulse control and trouble focusing on one thing at a time. Hyperactivity or seemingly “nervous energy” is common.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are excessively fidgety, talk a lot, are in constant motion, have difficulty remaining still, are impatient, often interrupt the conversations of others and are unable to follow complex instructions.
It is very challenging for children with ADHD to maintain control of their emotions.
They appear to daydream a lot and not listen, are easily bored, are frequently sidetracked and are unable to complete even the simplest tasks.
How is ADHD treated?Common strategies include psychotropic prescription medication and counselling. While medication does work, it has numerous unwelcome side effects, and the implications for long-term health are not favorable.
Making wiser choices about what your child eats can significantly improve symptoms of ADHD. Eliminating foods with artificial flavor and color, preservatives and refined sugar offer tremendous advantages. Adding healthy fats and whole foods, as well as identifying food allergies or intolerances can also be beneficial.
Chiropractic care restores normal function to the nervous system. A spine that is misaligned can adversely affect nervous system health. Your chiropractor can evaluate your child’s spine to determine if this may be causing the problem and make spinal adjustments to remedy the issue.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?