ADHD in a Nutshell


The very first step is to recognize the signs and seek treatment. Thus assisting you to relieve not merely the signs but also improving the overall operation of the thinking process. 

The indicators of ADHD can vary from mild to severe, but in many instances, the disorder significantly impacts a child’s as well as an adult capability to function every day.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often connected with children but manifests itself different in adults

Generally, in Adults, the hyperactivity dissipates and the inability to concentrate and or inattentiveness is prevalent.

Personally, when I was a child ADHD wasn’t invented yet, or should I say it was discounted as he’s a trouble maker, or he doesn’t care or I don’t know why he can’t sit still.

Also, I don’t understand, you know how to read why don’t you understand what you just read. In my case as an eight year old I banged my head against the wall until I fell asleep.

Medication is just a percent of the overall treatment plan. Psychotherapy should play a big roll in learning how to live and even thrive without medication

Medication is generally the first line of Defense. Generally, stimulants are the first line of defense medications. They generally produce the best results and work quickly. Other medications known as SSRI’s are becoming more widely used as well as non-stimulant medications such as Straterra. 

Medication really isn’t the answer! It can, in fact, be the biggest disrupter. Medications are often powerful in managing a number of symptoms, but not all of them. There are those who believe that ADHD medications are dangerous and cause more damage than good, especially in regards to children.

Non-stimulating ADHD medications can actually be a better route if the patient finds them effective in controlling the symptoms. As early stated they are also preferred over stimulants that have addictive properties and have the potential for abuse. 

Alternative avenues include Herbal supplements  Many herbal supplements are made in pharmaceutical businesses that might not be licensed and accepted by the FDA. Herbal supplements and homeopathic remedies have gained popularity because of the numerous advantages that are connected with them.

Whatever route you choose, it’s essential you have child’s peditrician or psychiatrist manage the treatment plan. It’s essential that a plan is put in place as untreated ADHD can have significant impacts on a child’s self-esteem.

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  1. Well said, thanks for sharing.
    I’m a medical professional, yet it still took me 35 years to get the optimal treatment for myself (non stimulant, which is much underestimated in my opinion).

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    1. I concur with your statement, when I was diagnosed stimulants were the only medications available. I did try Strattera years later but it did not help. I of course am not a medical professional but I can’t imagine stimulants being healthy. Thank you sir for your kind words, its an honor to hear them from someone of your background.

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  2. Nice article. I have two kids with ADHD and it’s so different for each of them. The 9 year old is a little genius he’s never had trouble learning. He needs to be challenged and kept busy to avoid distracting the entire classroom. But the 16 year old has struggled in school all the time. Now as a teenager, his hyperactivity decreased, but he started getting panic attacks. This came with drug use and getting in trouble. Medication has been very helpful for him, but not for ADHD because of the drug use. We have him in anti-anxiety and anti-depressives, plus something to help him sleep.
    Both of them struggled with speech, so they through tantrums all the time when they were little. They both had speech therapy.
    It’s something many people still don’t understand and the stigma around it continues. All kids are different and learn in their own unique way.
    Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. I think you said it best, that one size does not fit all. You mention in your comment in addition to symptoms of ADHD, that there is also an issue regarding drug addiction. You have two very distinct issues. Each needs to be addressed separately and then as a whole to adequately develop a treatment plan that works. For me stimulant medications did the trick, they work paradoxical so it slowed down my thinking, stop my racing thoughts, reduced my hyperactivity, I could sit still for once in my life. What complicated things for me are I had an underlying disorder, diagnosed as a generalized anxiety disorder. This complicated things, because the medication used for anxiety is generally sedative producing, while for ADHD it’s a stimulant, which is a “go” medication. Many psychiatrists would argue, the medications were effectively canceling each other out. Moreover, stimulants increase anxiety. It’s imperative you work with a medical professional you trust. If I could do it over again, I would have gone to several psychiatrists for second and third opinions, instead of believing implicitly in just one

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      1. Yes. Of course. He’s already doing better. We’re not using stimulants because of his history with drug use. But he’s doing well with the other medications for anxiety and depression. Thank you♥️

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