Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD is one of the most common neuro behavioural disorder of childhood. A Children with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still and self-control. ADHD can affect for child at school, at home and in friendship.
In all over world ADHD per year 2 To 7% cases. In India more than 10 million cases of a ADHD are observed in a year.
Most of ADHD cases are of unknown causes. It is believed to involve interaction between genetics, the environment and social factors, certain cases are related to previous infection or trauma to the brain. Genetic factors are also believed to be involved in in determining weather CHD persists into adulthood.
In addition to genetics other possible cases and risk factors including as brain injury, exposure to environmental during pregnancy or at young age. (e.g. lead), alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, premature delivery, low birth weight, delayed pregnancy (age above 32 to 35).
Deciding if a child has ADHD is a process with several stages, there are many other problems like anxiety, depression, sleep problems and certain types of learning disabilities can have similar symptoms usually includes a checklist for rating ADHD symptoms and taking a history of child from parents, teachers and sometimes the child.
Symptoms of ADHD
The symptoms of ADHD can be categorised into two types
- Behavioural problem
- Hyperactivity and impulsiveness
Most of children with ADHD have problem that fall into both these categories
- Behavioural: Inactiveness:-
- Difficulty paying close attention to details
- Having a short attention span and being easily distracted
- Trouble holding attention on tasks
- Trouble organising activities
- Making careless mistakes
- Appearing forgetfull or losing things, daily activity
- Difficulty with structure school work
- Difficulty completing tasks
- Appearing to be unable to listen to
- Unable to carry out interaction
- Learning disability
- Delayed Language development
- Hyperactivity and impulsiveness:
- Unable to sit still
- Constantly fidgeting, squillirms in seat
- Unable to concentrate on task
- Leaves seat in inappropriate situations
- Excessive physical movement
- Talking more than others
- Often answer quickly
- Has trouble waiting their turn
- Acting without thinking
- Interrupts are intrudes on conversations
- Little or no sense of danger
- It affect cognitive, academic and social functioning
And also some specialised symptoms associated ADHD
- Carelessness and lack of attention to details
- Continuously starting new tasks before finishing previous
- Very low organisation skills
- Inability to focus continually losing or misplacing things
- Restlessness, forgetfulness edginess
- Displaying extreme impatients with others
- Retasking to wait there turn on playing
- Interrupting When others are talking
- Difficulty controlling their emotions, Frequent temper, aggression
- Difficulty Staying awake
- Mood swings, irritability
- Inability to deal with stress
- No regard for self safety or others safety
As per Ayurveda
As per Ayurvedic Samhita ADHD is a vata – pitta predominant disorders, there are reference in the Samhita that the symptoms associated with inattention hyperactivity and compulsive behaviour as the symptoms vata imbalance in the body. The charak Samhita states, if vyana Vayu is accumulated by prana vayu you then there will be loss of all senses and affect on memory that is loss of memory as well as strength. Pitta symptoms as: Anger, Aggressiveness, increased body temperature, eye, skin discoloration.
Some reference about abnormal behaviour are discussed under features of Vata Prakriti, anavsthita, chittatva, mano Vibhrama, buddhi vibhrahma, smriti Vibhrama, sheela Vibhrama, cheshta Vibhrama and achara Vibhrama can be correlated with ADHD.
According to Ayurveda the main reason to ADHD is vitiation dhi, dhriti and smriti which causes abnormality and abnormal conduct resulting into improper contact of the senses with their objective and give rise to inattention hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Dhi (intelligence, grasping power)
Dhriti (retention, knowledge)
Smriti (memory, retention and recall)
Ayurvedic treatment for ADHD
Dhi, Dhriti and Smriti
Ayurveda describes 3 part of human memory Dhi (grasping power, intelligence), Dhriti (analysis power, knowledge), Smriti (memory, retention and recall). A balanced co-ordination of all the above mentioned mental qualities determines the intelligence of the human brain. It has been projected that greater the Dhi impounds quick learning, the higher the dhriti enhances the analytical power. Sriti allow instantaneous recalling of the past.
Ayurvedic cerebral activation
- Remove toxins that can block mental abilities
- Pacifies excessive vata in the nervous system
- Pitta Dosha balance may reduce anger and irritability
- Kapha Dosha balances reduced learning and depression
- Treats memory loss, memory fatigue, anxiety and depression
- Supports all aspects of mental performance:-
- Promotes intelligence
- Empower neurological system
- Escalates learning capability
Ayurvedic treatments of ADHD includes our natural ayurvedic medicine and Panchakarma therapy that boost the energy level of the body and mind. Ayurvedic treatment of ADHD is nourished the brain to the desired extent. Our natural ayurvedic medicine for ADHD is most successful as it is geared toward the physical and mental needs of an ADHD children.
A perfect harmony of all the three is required for the intellectual capabilities. Natural ayurvedic remedies for ADHD .
Panchakarma for ADHD
Yoga and Pranayama
Ahar (pathya apathya)