There are 3 subtypes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
There are 3 subtypes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, one of which involves an attention/concentration issue without a hyperactivity component. Between 30-40% of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD have some form of learning disability that does not seem to affect their I.Q. They can be quite bright.
There are many possible reasons why a child may have attention or behavior problems – studies show that frequent ear infections and the overuse of antibiotics as well as premature birth and disruptive family history are often associated with developing the disorder.
The Holistic Approach to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
As a holistic doctor, I look at such causative factors as food allergies, food additives, salicylate phenolics, environmental allergies, heavy metal toxicity, glandular imbalances and hypoglycemia. Also, I look at the digestive tract and increased intestinal permeability that can lead to an increase in metabolic toxins that disrupt brain chemistry. Nutritional deficiencies, amino acid plus neurotransmitter imbalances and excess copper can play a critical role.
In my opinion, it is a mistake to underestimate the role of emotional stress; the breakdown of the family unit in American culture which places abnormal stresses on many children. In general though, I find that the neutralization of hidden allergies that affect the brain (cerebral allergies) is very often the missing key to unlocking the cause of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder. For more details, see my reports ADD & ADHD – “Adderall is it the best answer for hyperactivity” and “AllerCease™ to eliminate your allergies”.