Lack of concentration, hyper activeness, and impulsiveness are some of the behavioral characteristics that have been attributed as prime symptoms of attention deficit disorder. The most difficult thing for the practitioners, teachers and parents are that these behavioral characteristics are often present in many of the children in varied quantities and is susceptible to change so, it becomes difficult to say that the child is suffering from attention deficit disorder, if any of these characteristics is found in your child at a particular time.
Hence, it is advised that one should not jump into conclusions in a flash and start popping pills. It has been found that children who take stimulant drugs often get into problems rather than being treated. These drugs have side effects which can be at times intolerant for children even if it is given in a low dose.
If you are sure that the child is a part of attention deficit disorder, then you must have a holistic approach towards its treatment. Remember there are no wonder drugs that can create magic. Since this type of disorder is more related to behavioral characteristics, one must keep in mind that all those factors which affect the behavior of an individual should be looked into in detail. Out of these factors, the most important is the right kind of food.
We all know that consumption of too much of sugar, artificial and synthetic colors, preservatives give rises to hyperactivity and irritability. Hence, avoid them and give a balanced and nutritious food. Eating fish or oil that has an Omega-3 improves the function of brain. Children, who are restless and hyperactive, turn their attention towards an organized sport, karate or some other form physical activity that can shed some considerable amount of energy. Some homeopathic medications can also help at times like Hyoscyamus, Tuberculinum, Arsen iod and Verta alb.
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