ADHD : What to know ?

October 6, 2019

ADHD

5.2 %



ADHD begin in childhood, ADHD can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Even though hyperactivity tends to improve as a child becomes a teen, problems with inattention, disorganization, and poor impulse control often continue through the teen years and into adulthood

Causes:

Genes

Cigarette smoking, alcohol use, or drug use during pregnancy

Exposure to environmental toxins, such as high levels of lead, at a young age

Low birth weight

Brain injuries

3 Main symptom groups :

Difficulty paying attention (inattention)


Being overactive (hyperactivity)


Acting without thinking (impulsivity)


Treatment:

Stimulants are the treatment of choice:- Methylphenidate

Non stimulants also helps:- Atomoxetine

Other options :- Bupropion

Behavioral Therapy

Diet: ( No proven efficacy )


Supplementation diet :- Omega – 3 PUFA , Vitamins

Elimination diet:- Natural foods- (Egg, Soy, Wheat,Diary ) , Artificial ingredients -Synthetic food additives like artificial color, flavor, sweetener , flavor enhancers like MSG

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