A Brief Note On ADHD

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You ever see a child who is showing one of these symptoms: restlessness, inattentiveness, difficulty concentrating, high levels of unfocused energy, impulsive behavior? The general conception is that person who displays those symptoms must have ADHD. What is ADHD? The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior states that ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neuropsychiatric disorder with symptoms of inattention, impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. According to Europe Child Adolescent Psychiatry children and adolescents with ADHD often have other psychiatric and developmental problems such as oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, specific learning disorders like dyslexia and dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, developmental motor coordination disorder, and anxiety and mood disorders. This has been known to primarily seen in only children however there now evidence that this disorder persists into adulthood for the majority of the people that have this condition. This places people with this condition at a high risk of social and economic disadvantage and puts a large strain on the social and healthcare services. Where it comes from Research by Nikolas & Burt (2010) supports ADHD is also clearly heritable, and the environmental influences during early development are also important (Nikolas & Burt 2010). Since 1985 the role of food in ADHD has been investigated in several studies. According to an article written by Rodriguez A in the Child Psychology Psychiatry the symptoms and emotional problems with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are linked to the mother if she is overweight or obese at the time of pregnancy than the children of normal weight mothers. The article written by Fernandes,... ... middle of paper ... ...d vegetables but many nutritionists recommend supplementing with a sugar-free multivitamin. Conclusion ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a type of behavioral disorder primarily seen in children. Learning disabilities, conduct disorder, anxiety, mood, and substance abuse disorders have been associated with ADHD. According to several scientists ADHD is a heritable disorder and a person’s environmental influences have an effect. According to the Child Psychology Psychiatry the symptoms and emotional problems with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are linked to the mother if she is overweight or obese at the time of pregnancy than the children of normal weight mothers. Since 1985 there has been numerous studies such as the INCA Study to show the positive effects of a restricted elimination diet on the behavior of children with ADHD.

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