ADHD TREATMENT

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Last Update Date: 14 December 2018

While ADHD may begin during infancy, the most obvious symptoms reveal during school ages. The reason is that ADHD in children causes learning deficit. We had already covered ADHD symptoms in children in our previous articles. Now we are going to share the process of ADHD treatment instead of attention problems and ADHD symptoms.

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TREATMENT METHODS FOR ATTENTION PROBLEMS

  1. ADHD treatment with medication
  2. Medications used in the treatment of attention problems and their side effects
  3. ADHD treatment without medication

ADHD TREATMENT WITH MEDICATION

Medication for ADHD treatment are synthetic stimulators that affect the central nervous system. The treatment process with ADHD medication may continue up to one year or more. Medication for ADHD are not only for children but also can be prescribed for adults as well.

List of Drugs for ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder)

  • Ritalin
  • Concerta
  • Adderall
  • Clonidine
  • Pemoline
  • Carbamazepine
  • Antidepressant drugs

Drugs listed above are some of the drugs used in the treatment of ADHD. Ritalin and Concerta are commonly used for the treatment of ADHD in children (prescribed by doctors). Ritalin and Concerta drugs are commonly used in ADHD treatment.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ADHD DRUGS

Drugs for ADHD are effective for ADHD treatment. However, their strong effects may come with the side effects. ADHD medications are not recommended unless they are necessary because they may have some of the following side effects;

  • Sleeping disorder
  • Loss of appetite
  • Losing healthy eating habits
  • Stomachache and/or headaches
  • Twitching (such as meaningless blinking or periodic cheek or lip muscle contraction)

In addition to these problems, eating and sleeping disorders may occur, which are especially worrying for parents, because they are really hard to overcome. Families who want to spare their children from such side effects may resort to alternative medicine. However, ADHD may not be overcome with herbal treatment singlehandedly because it may require various cognitive therapies. Herbal treatment may only be used to aid the process of treatment.

ADHD TREATMENT WITHOUT MEDICATION

The most effective method of treating ADHD without medication is regular exercise. Physical and mental exercises can be conducted regularly and simultaneously.

Brain Exercises for ADHD Treatment

Mental exercises are required in order to protect brain functions (eg attention and concentration) just like physical exercises. Various riddles, puzzles, and games play an active role in ADHD treatment. Playing MentalUP Brain Exercise Games regularly can also help you stay mentally strong. MentalUP can also provide you important details about your attention skills.

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ADHD Treatment with Physical Exercises

As physical exercises increase the heart rhythm, the blood flow to the brain also accelerates. So, more oxygen is carried to the brain. In physical exercises, hormone secretion becomes healthier; correspondingly it promotes the growth and development of brain cells. Therefore, we can say that various sports activities are some good of the methods for ADHD treatment without medication. Participation in various sports is also recommended for ADHD treatment because it will spend physical energy correctly, which aids the treatment of a child with ADHD.

TO SUM UP

The methods for ADHD treatment with or without medications are divided into 3 categories

  • Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Clonidine, Pemoline, Carbamazepine can be prescribed by a specialist doctor. The period of drug treatment changes according to individual. Medications may have several side effects in children. (ADHD medication is not recommended / prescribed unless it is required)
  • By doing regular mental exercises, you can avoid attention problems and receive the ADHD treatment without medication. MentalUP Brain Exercise Games are designed specifically by experts.
  • By doing physical exercises, we can keep our brain fit and increase the functioning of the brain. This provides developing attention and concentration ability of an individual.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What Causes ADHD in Children?

Having problems in some of the sensory organs, genetic factors, lack of motivation, sleeping disorder, and eating disorder may cause ADHD in children.

ADHD Symptoms in Children:

Being hyper active, talking and asking questions more than their peers can be considered as a sign of ADHD symptoms in children. Some behaviors of hyperactive children may cause physical harm to themselves. We frequently see some stories about hyperactive kids who are climbing to the furniture at home. At least one of the methods, with or without medication, for the treatment of ADHD child should definitely be preferred. For the treatment of ADHD child with medication you need an expert to guide you and also you should support with exercise.

Hyperactivity in Babies:

Hyperactivity is a process that is hard to diagnose and to be observed. Hyperactivity in babies can be observed as excessive hand-arm-leg movements.

Taking Medication for ADHD in Adults

Adults may resort to drugs for ADHD without proper diagnosis or expert consultation. First of all, we should remind you that this method is not healthy and also if it is needed to use medicine for ADHD, it should be under expert supervision.

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