Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been treated for years by various forms of therapists and doctors, but have any of them been very successful? ADHD affects any where from 3-4 million children with varying degrees of symptoms.
ADHD is perceived by psychologists as a mental disorder, a neurochemical imbalance by doctors, a behavior problem by teachers, and as a brain dysfunction from the neurologist. The most common form of treatment is the prescription of Ritalin or Adderall. Unfortunately, all of these therapies have had minimal success, and each case is so distinct that an overall plan cannot be implemented in every case.
But alas, recent research shows that there appears to be a genetic link. If one parent has ADHD, then 60% of the children will have ADHD. If both parents have ADHD then 90% of the children will have the disorder.
In any case ADHD is a very serious condition and should be treated from a multi-disciplanry approach. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and what works for one patient may not work for another. Explore all of your options to see what works best for your child.
Dr Spencer Charlet
Chiropractor in Mooresville