With ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) affecting nearly 6 million children and countless adults across the country, more and more research has been done in an effort to understand these two related disorders. Because of their far-reaching impacts, ADD and ADHD are the most prevalent pediatric disorders. But how do you know if your child is truly suffering from ADD or ADHD and how do you know what can you do to help them? Sadly, many children are being wrongfully diagnosed, as over-diagnosis has become a big problem. But when unwanted and unexplainable behaviors occur, parents want answers and results. Sometimes they find these answers from doctors who are quick to prescribe medication before digging deeper to treat the root cause of these behaviors. Prescription medications aren’t always the answer. Overmedicating children can often cause problems later in life as these children become overmedicated adults, only leading to bigger and more significant concerns. Before turning to medication that can cause serious side effects, seek a natural and safe method for ADD and ADHD management from a Lithia Springs pediatric chiropractor.
What Impact Can ADD & ADHD Have on a Child?
Some people may not think an ADD or ADHD diagnosis is a big deal and won’t impact their children significantly. However, these disorders are caused by neurotransmitter imbalances that affect the messages sent to the brain. This results in the behaviors seen with ADD and ADHD, such as a lack of concentration or an inability to sit still or control impulses. When not managed properly, ADD and ADHD can become an even bigger concern into adulthood, as both disorders have been associated with mood swings, substance abuse, and feelings of anxiety and depression. As you can see, an […]