Did you know that as there is a strong genetic link in ADHD, it is quite possible that one of the parents of an ADHD child may be suffering from the condition herself? That means that if it has gone undiagnosed for all those years, the chances of her using effective parenting skills to help her ADHD child are very slim indeed. Her own problems in coping and organizing the family and home may well compromise the ADHD treatment she has decided for her child.
In the UK, the number of children and teenagers with ADHD seems to oscillate between 5% and 10%., while cases of severe ADHD may be around 1%.
Some people claim that ADHD treatment can be dealt with by carefully controlling your children's diet. A good diet makes sense anyway to avoid diabetes and obesity but to claim that it can actually be a complete ADHD treatment is a bit far fetched.
If you have time, visit The Food Standards Agency which is an official website in the UK for advising on diet, standards on food processing and so on. It mentions the University of Southampton study which seems to suggest that certain artificial food additives and colorings such as sodium benzoate may have a negative effect on children's behavior. That is as far as they will go as more research needs to be done.
In the meanwhile changes in a child's diet can help with ADHD. Less sugar, reduced intake of the additives and colourings mentioned above, Omega 3 supplements, fewer processed foods and more fruit, vegetables and nuts can really help. Using smoothies instead of candy is also a smart move.
But really ADHD treatment has to address the problem of children being constantly on the go, chattering endlessly, being impulsive and not sleeping well either. ADHD children do not listen to their parents and their aggression is a problem. They do not seem to be aware of the consequences of hitting another child.
These are the real problems and I am afraid that the standard conventional psychostimulants will only go a fraction of the way to resolving these problems. Research at The University of Buffalo shows that the effects of these meds wear off after three years. That research was based on hundreds of studies and so, where does that leave us?
If we are really serious about ADHD treatment, we have to teach the children coping skills which will help them manage their ADHD. It is that simple but many parents just cannot be bothered and choose meds as a first option and forget all the other problems.
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