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ADHD: Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a disorder which occurs as a result of the combination of impulsive behaviour, inattentiveness, distractibility, and hyperactivity.

ADHD occurs early in life, and it seems to affect more boys than girls. Untreated AD/HD is believed to have a long-term impact on academic performance, vocational aptitude, and development socially. Kids with AD/HD have a challenge with sitting still and being attentive in class, this result into poor performance at school, even when they possess normal or above-normal intelligence. They often face rejection by peers and engage in several forms of disruptive behaviours.

There is a significant effect of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among children and their families in Nevada. This chronic condition starts from their childhood days and sometimes may keep impacting a person’s life all through their adult years.

The persistent inability of someone who has ADHD to concentrate and control their urges can be alarming and disruptive.  Many people with ADHD have experienced improvement while attending Never Give Up Wellness Center.

As a result of how complex the issue of ADHD could be, medical practitioners may find it difficult to make a proper diagnosis, and this poses a great challenge for loved ones and caregivers to receive the treatment they feel confident about.

ADHD in Nevada

Nowadays, due to increasing social pressure which children are subjected to, parents, caregivers, and teachers are experiencing an increase in trying to manage behaviours like hyperactivity and emotional outbursts. If you have a kid displaying any of the symptoms listed below for a period of at least six months, then they may be having ADHD.

Types of ADHD

There are three main types of ADHD to look out for namely:

  • Inattentive type
  • Hyperactive-impulsive type
  • Combination type

Generally, symptoms and signs noticed will determine the kind of ADHD one has. For one to be considered to have ADHD, then it means that the symptoms are having a significant impact on daily activities.

Symptoms do change with time, so also the ADHD type may vary. ADHD symptoms could last throughout a person’s life, but with medications and alternative treatments, one’s quality of life can be improved considerably.

Common Signs of ADHD

There are several common signs associated with those having ADHD. These signs should be promptly taken note of, and proper medical attention should be considered.

  • Restlessness and inability to maintain full concentration.
  • Impulsiveness and lack of patience and attentiveness to other speakers.
  • Twitching of hands and/or feet
  • Unable to keep quiet for long periods
  • Being absent minded and distracted with other activities instead of the task at hand
  • Losing things regularly and inability to complete tasks assigned
  • Disorganized

ADHD Treatment

Although there may be a different cause of ADHD as it depends on each individual. However, ADHD treatment is often aimed to help correct imbalances and get the nervous system back a state of optimum health. Let’s discuss some of the treatment options available.

Conventional Treatments

The conventional treatments for ADHD are proven to be effective, and it involves the use of potent psychotropic drugs like Ritalin and Adderall. These drugs help to ameliorate some symptoms, but it comes with severe side effects which could have a long-term health impact.

Some of the side-effects attributed to the use of these conventional drugs include high blood pressure, irregular and rapid heartbeat, and heightened aggression. It is often a tough decision for parents to make as they are contemplating using the drugs for their kids, especially when they need to consider its side effects.

Alternative Treatments

Auspiciously, we also have other treatment methods that are effective in restoring the nervous system to a more functional state. In the past few years, there has been an evolution in nutritional science with the use of nutrient-rich natural foods, and the elimination of allergens like gluten which relieves children who have ADHD.

ADD Treatment

ADD responds well to the right treatment and with proper treatment, one’s life can dramatically improve. ADD treatment aims to find means to boost the level of dopamine hormones, and this can be achieved by using amino acid L-tyrosine supplements taken on an empty stomach. To treat ADD patients can also use stimulants like Vyvanse, Adderall, and Concerta. Regular exercise too can raise dopamine levels and invariably treat ADD.

Difference between ADHD and ADD

ADHD comprises of the sign of physical hyperactivity or extreme anxiety–that’s the “H”. Whereas in ADD the sign of hyperactivity is lacking. Truly, those with ADD appear very calm and serene as they don’t show any sign of getting hyperactive or disruptive. The ADD is peculiar to girls and women more than it is to boys and men although it occurs in males too. ADD is often overlooked most times while a child is growing up as people tend to attribute it to quietness, shyness or being slow.

Treating Adolescents with ADD / ADHD in Nevada

At Never Give Up Youth Healing Center, we believe that an effective treatment should begin with proper education. There is a need to have the right knowledge about what ADD/ADHD is and what it is not. With a proper understanding, you will be able to embrace it while accepting that with the right help it can help you attain your dreams. There is a need to appreciate the positives that ADHD brings to your life entirely.

We help adolescents in Nevada understand all this as it’s the first step towards overcoming the challenges the trait has brought. With our seasoned therapists, we guide you and help to get more organized and focused on ADD/ADHD treatment plan.

There is a need for a more regular sleep schedule and exercise. Also, the aspect of nutrition is considered as well as other structural changes that need to be carried out.

Lastly, it’s also vital that you have a comprehensive plan about nurturing your talents and interests. Your adolescent life should be built around your strengths and talents and not your weaknesses.

At Never Give Up Youth Healing Center, we take care of all these to help manage the treatment of ADD and ADHD.

If you need help with ADHD in Nevada or you need to see a psychiatrist specializes in ADHD for counselling, treatment and therapy, you can contact us today.

1 thought on “ADHD: Types, Symptoms & Treatment”

  1. Thank you for talking about the signs of ADHD and how those with ADHD are often very restless and aren’t able to concentrate well. Recently, I have been noticing that my daughter is very active and isn’t able to focus on things for very long and I wonder if she has ADHD. Maybe I will look into getting her evaluated for ADHD.

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