When it comes to neural degeneration Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) couldn’t be ignored, it is a severe psychological issue, characterized by the impairment of the brain with high comorbidity rates. With the help of certain symptoms, ADHD can be diagnosed at an early age but if left unattended it can even lead to serious consequences in adulthood. Children, who are suffering from ADHD usually find it hard to control impulsive behavior, paying attention, are overly active and act without thinking.
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The Prevalence of ADHD
Approximately 2.2% of the world population are suffering from mild to severe symptoms of ADHD. On the other hand in Pakistan, the prevalence is around 2.45% with a higher in females than males.
What are the Signs and symptoms?
While it may be normal for kids to have trouble focusing but most of them grow when the right treatment is given to them. Children with ADHD don’t grow mentally they stick and find it harder to focus on the solution as well. However, there are some symptoms and signs for the detection:
- They talk too much
- They daydream
- They forget things
- They make mistakes
- They are aggressive
- They don’t think before taking actions
- They take unnecessary risks
- They have trouble in communication
The brain of ADHD patients grows slower than normal. Researchers say that neural paths within the body do not mature and connect at the same time, which makes it harder for the patients to stay focused on their daily tasks and routine.
In ADHD treatment Clinics in Islamabad, Pakistan, practitioners are leaving no stone unreturned to treat the symptoms of ADHD and assisting patients to lead a healthy and quality lives like the normal ones.
What are the Treatment Procedures for ADHD?
A lot of methods have been proposed for the treatment of ADHD, but several researchers have found that the “Multi-model” works the best to fight the illness. The multi-model approach asserted to implement both therapeutic and medicinal ways on the same plane. However symptoms can be subsided with the help of medication and the long term effects can be brought by the corporation of therapists, behavior managers, and doctors.
Medicines mostly stimulants are prescribed to treat the symptoms. Medicines control impulsive behavior and also helps patients stay more focused. Since patients also struggle with depression and anxiety, doctors may also suggest anti-depressants. Excessive use of the medicine should strictly be avoided.
Therapeutic approaches are modifying the lifestyle. It includes:
- Special Education
- Counseling or Psychotherapy
- Social Skills Training
- Behavioral Modification
- Support Groups
These approaches are helpful for the patients to determine the next step in the difficult situation, controlling the mood swings, setting the communication, and much more at the pre-school and school levels.
While Natural Remedies are also considered for the patients, of they gain dietary Omega-3s, which is found better to improve mood. Doctors also suggest adding healthy foods e.g. raw vegetables, fruit, whole grain, protein to their diet. Help them get exercise regularly for brain growth, and let them have plenty of sleep, and they will find it easier to recover soon.