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ADHD defintion
Posted On 02/09/2009 16:36:26 by administrator


An ADHD definition is based on the fact that a child has been checked against a list of certain behavioural symptoms which they have exhibited over a period of time.

I have worked with a child who visited America with her family and she was approached by children over there and  asked which medicine she was taking for her ADHD – all their friends were on medication for ADHD and it seemed to be the new designer label. The little girl I worked with did not have ADHD, she had ME and couldn’t understand the ADHD epidemic she had encountered over in the US, whereby children deemed it their right to be on medication for ADHD as a rite of passage just like wearing braces on their teeth.

The side effects of taking medication for this condition are controversial to say the least as any quick search on the internet can testify and with over 5% of the population now diagnosed as having ADHD we appear to have a pandemic on our hands. If the conditions were of bird flu or swine flu there would be a global emergency called over such statistics.

The main symptoms on the checklist hang around variations on the theme of behaving impulsively, being constantly on the go and unable to relax and failing to complete tasks on request. It could be argued that these are normal behavioural characteristics that every child goes through at various stages of development. I was asked only the other day if an 18 month old could be ADHD tested? I thought the child was showing symptoms of temper tantrums, which go with the terrible two territory.

The behavioural symptoms can be so easily addressed in HET. By looking at the behaviours we want and focusing them through a framework of consistent boundaries, by supporting the child’s emotional state, identifying core issues and negative patterns playing out from past experience, by supporting lifestyle and helping the child to relax, by providing cellular support for healthy growth and development and giving the child a desire to learn through success through child and family based projects, we can address the symptoms and define the child not make the child a definition of ADHD.

HET helps a child to pay attention



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05/09/2009 17:53:01

It was helpful that you knew about child development and could ask for help. Were you offered any alternatives to Ritalin? You are right about how children feel, They are not able to cope with busy noisy environments and they seldom feel the sense of success and achievement. When they lose control they often do not know what they are doing and are really filled with remorse afterwards. They seldom feel good about themselves and often have low self esteem - this is why they need emotional support.