Managing Symptoms of ADD

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Even though ADD and ADHD is the most diagnosed behaviour issue according to psychologist Edmonton. It is often still the most misunderstood issue. Leaving many people to go undiagnosed and untreated with this medical disorder.

The sooner people can understand the condition, as well as learning about the symptoms that go along with it. Can help end the stigma, that many more people can get the diagnosis and treatment that they need to live a healthy life.

One of the first misconceptions about ADD and ADHD is that it is simply not a real medical disorder. The reason why many people believe this. Is because the symptoms manifest themselves in ways that look like behavioural issues. Many people are accused of being lazy, or lacking discipline. Or even worse, accusing parents of being terrible at raising their children.

This is all incorrect, and ADD and ADHD is instead the result of a faulty brain wiring. Or there are gaps in important links. This causes people to have too much energy, difficulty focusing, and poor impulse control as they get older.

 

Symptoms of ADD in Children

Because while 6% of children between four and sixteen in Canada are diagnosed. 70% of these children carry their symptoms into adulthood. And while this means 1.1 million Canadians are known to have ADD and ADHD.

This number is thought to be significantly low, as many adults with symptoms often go undiagnosed. If they were not previously diagnosed as children. Many adults with symptoms, often have those symptoms be overlooked as personality traits.

This can be especially dangerous, because dealing with ADD and ADHD symptoms while dealing with adult problems such as career and relationships. Can lead to anxiety, depression, alcoholism and even addiction.

Therefore, the best way to help people overcome problems like anxiety, depression and addiction. Starts with understanding the symptoms of ADD and ADHD. And getting a proper diagnosis.

However, one of the most serious difficulties that people with ADD and ADHD confront is medication. Medication is frequently presented as the only option. Ritalin and Adderall are two of the most common medications used. However, all of them are scheduled narcotics. And if someone is concerned about taking a narcotic to relieve their symptoms.

There are seven different kinds of ADD and ADHD. And only one of them responds to medication. Therefore, when narcotics are presented as the only treatment option. But the vast majority of people with symptoms will not get helped by that medication. It can lead to a lot of problems.

However, there is an alternative. And if people are wanting to avoid taking narcotics. They can contact psychologist Edmonton and learn about cutting edge technology quantitative electroencephalogram’s. That can help map the patient’s brain, and come up with a treatment plan that can help the brain heal itself.

People who have symptoms of ADD and ADHD are often left trying to manage this symptoms themselves says psychologist Edmonton. Especially when their doctor only presents narcotics as the only solution. And people are nervous about taking narcotics on a daily basis.

Not only are Ritalin and Adderall placed in the same medication category as cocaine, morphine and amphetamines. These narcotics have a medicinal value, but also have an extremely high potential for abuse and addiction.

Therefore, many people who are hesitant to take narcotics are often left trying to treat their symptoms on their own. By living a natural lifestyle. They might change their diet, by cutting out sugar and caffeine. Or avoiding eating processed foods. They can increase their healthy fat and increase the lean protein that they eat.

Other lifestyle changes that many people make to manage their ADD and ADHD symptoms. Include limiting their screen time, getting checked for allergies and exercising.

None of these are harmful things. But people often have limited success in managing their ADD and ADHD symptoms.

Therefore, if people are serious about exploring different treatment options away from drugs. They should contact psychologist Edmonton and find out about their use of cutting-edge technology.

They use a brain mapping system called a QEEG. Which stands for quantitative electroencephalogram. This essentially takes a snapshot of the brain. So that the psychologist can look at the patient’s brain waves, to see what brain waves are active and how active they are.

They can also see if there is an imbalance in the brain. And if there is, they can develop a treatment plan using something called neuro-feedback.

But neuro-feedback is, is a treatment that has psychologist Edmonton placing sensors on the patient’s scalp. These sensors read and measure the patient’s brain waves, and then send feedback into the brain. In order to tell it where it is overreacting as well as under reacting.

The brain can then start making changes in the way it is wired, and can start healing itself. Patients who undergo neuro- feedback, can either reduce significantly or eliminate the symptoms of ADD and ADHD.

This way, they can not only find a way to manage their symptoms. But to reduce and eliminate them in a way that is natural, safe, and does not involve taking narcotics on a daily basis.

In fact, this neuro-feedback is so effective. That it can heal a number of disorders in the brain. Including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. As well as help heal minor damage in the brain caused by concussions. And those who are suffering from migraines.

People who are suffering from ADD and ADHD but have not found an effective treatment. Should contact psychologist Edmonton in order to have a free consultation. To find out if this is a great treatment option for them. And when they can start, so that they can manage their symptoms and live healthy and normal life.

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