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Overview of ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood neuropsychiatric disorders in the country. It is estimated that 11% of children in the United States have ADHD, and that statistic is rising every year. Western medicine treats the symptoms of this disease through behavioral therapy and medication. Although this approach can be helpful in managing the symptoms of the disease, many times the root causes of this syndrome are being overlooked.

What are 3 types of ADHD?

Combined type

This, the most common type of ADHD, is characterized by impulsive and hyperactive behaviors as well as inattention and distractibility.

Impulsive/hyperactive type

This, the least common type of ADHD, is characterized by impulsive and hyperactive behaviors without inattention and distractibility.

Inattentive and distractible type

This type of ADHD is characterized predominately by inattention and distractibility without hyperactivity.

What are the nine symptoms of ADHD?

These are just a few of the many symptoms people can experience with ADD and ADHD. 

    1. Impulsiveness
    2. Disorganization and problems prioritizing
    3. Poor time management skills
    4. Problems focusing on a task
    5. Trouble multitasking
    6. Excessive activity or restlessness
    7. Poor planning
    8. Low frustration tolerance
    9. Frequent mood swings

What is the underlying cause of ADHD and ADD?

There is no current “cause” of ADHD or ADD however a few things can contribute to this disorder such as:

    1. Neurodevelopmental Delays
    2. Sensory integration Deficits
    3. Immune system reactivity
    4. Low Neurotransmitter Production
    5. Nutrient Deficiencies
    6. Genetics/Epigenetics
    7. Inflammation
    8. Gut Dysbiosis
    9. Infections
    10. Increased Sympathetic Activity
    11. Poor Parasympathetic Activity

How can you help me?

SD Chiropractic Neurology identifies what’s contributing to this disorder and offers a drug-free approach to address them through brain-based therapies and functional medicine. Specific connections in the brain have been shown to be weaker in those who have ADHD causing the signs and symptoms of ADHD. Each of our ADHD treatments are designed to increase the strength and efficiency of specific connections in the brain which may be underdeveloped and/or not working optimally. This personalized approach allows our doctors to achieve maximum results with our patients.

If you or someone you know is looking for help or has questions about the above condition please click on the button below to set up a consultation with one of our doctors.