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Some adults have been suffering with ADHD for over a decade. The treatment outlined originally will facilitate his improving to decrease the symptoms and provide relief.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. Adult ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
People with ADHD also may struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school. Symptoms sometimes lessen with age. However, some people never completely outgrow their ADHD symptoms. But those who receive a combination of neurofeedback, nutritional changes, behavior modification, and counseling can learn to successfully handle the symptoms.
The treatment will help his/her ADHD and can help a great deal with his symptoms. Treatment involves a combination of neurofeedback, nutritional changes, behavior modification, and counseling. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in outcome.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can have long-term consequences for an individual’s functioning and quality of life and it is widely acknowledged that it can persist into adulthood, causing further impairment.1-5 Recognizing the diversity of ADHD and offering a patient-centered management approach, such as coordinated medical and non-medical support, can help patients and their families cope with ADHD.5
The three core signs of ADHD of impulsivity, distractibility, and hyperactivity may change with age and can persist through life, having an impact especially during key transitional phases.5-9 At each stage, the impact of ADHD on functioning may vary, for example, hyperactivity may present in different ways depending on age:
- Pre-school child – incessant and demanding extremes of activity
- School-age child – excessive movement in inappropriate situations, rather than on every occasion
- Adolescents – excessive fidgetiness
- Adults – sustained sense of inner restlessness.8
ADHD may cause difficulties at home, for example, a child may struggle to follow routine, causing difficulties for other family members.10,11
The high genetic association with ADHD means there may be more than one individual in the home with the disorder, putting additional strain on family relationships.12-14
The impact of ADHD on functioning can have a considerable effect on a child’s performance at school, and often children with ADHD struggle to concentrate or do well with their studies.6,15
This pattern of inattention may persist into adulthood, causing difficulties in the workplace and a high turnover of jobs.6,11,16,17 Adults with ADHD are also be more prone to criminality, including traffic offenses, compared with peers without ADHD.1,6,18
Individuals with ADHD find it hard to maintain relationships, with children often having social difficulties and adults often struggling with romantic relationships.6,11
ADHD can also carry a financial burden. For example, elevated levels of unemployment and the high turnover of jobs associated with ADHD in adults can lead to lower household income levels.6 Furthermore, parents of children with ADHD may suffer financially because of reduced efficiency or absence from the workplace caused by managing their child’s condition.19 ADHD also represents a burden to society in terms of the increased healthcare resource use associated with the disorder, possibly as a result of increased injury rates in patients with ADHD.20-22
By receiving this treatment, the client will have the ability to integrate both the left and right hemispheres of his brain, thus giving him more control over the symptoms of inattentiveness and impulsivity. Guiding new nutritional habits, as well as, utilizing particular vitamins and supplements will support better brain and body functioning. The occurrence of stimulus seeking behavior and possible recklessness will decrease; which places the patient at less risk of physical harm – than those not receiving treatment.
More and more studies have shown that this approach to ADHD care has longer lasting results than medication only. During the course of care, the patient’s condition will improve as opposed to deteriorate if left untreated. Adults with ADHD can cause many problems not only in their own life, but others as well; including work, home, and school.
This patient has been suffering with ADHD for over a decade. The treatment outlined above will facilitate his improving to decrease the symptoms and provide relief.
Dr. Eric Etka
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