Young adults often make it through their entire lives without ever being diagnosed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, even though they sense they are different from their peers. Parents fear talking to their children's doctor about it because they do not want their kids put on Ritalin or other strong medication. Then, later in life, these special needs adults suffer quietly because they fear stigmas from their classmates, coworkers, family members and friends. They don't want it to seem like something is "wrong" with them, so they internalize their emotions into depression, aggression or anxiety. Studies show that, with a little understanding and resources, ADHD adults can live meaningful and successful lives, despite their unique challenges.
Parents of children who suffer from ADHD have long searched for nutritional answers to either help alleviate the symptoms or cure their child of the symptoms of ADHD. ADHD is a medical condition that is thought to be controlled by several different brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.
ADHD– attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder – occurs in about 10% of children. It is also sometimes known as ADD (attention deficit disorder). ADHD children have trouble paying attention, staying focused and following instructions. They also sometimes have difficulty calming down or sitting still. These symptoms persist at home, at school, or in any setting.
At a young age children can sometimes tear through the house like a tornado, leaving a wake of destruction in their path. Especially young boys enjoy roughhousing, climbing on furniture and seemingly lose interest in their toys after only several minutes. For many parents these years are exhausting but time limited. Children under the age of five often exhibit all of these symptoms and more. They are a functionof their growing and maturing neurological system and not necessarily a picture of what is to come.