If your child has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, or you suspect that he or she fit the criteria for this illness, then “The ADD/ADHD Healthy Living Guide: Everything you need to know about how to alleviate, manage and heal Attention Deficit Disorder” is going to become an invaluable source of information for you.
You are going to learn what ADHD really is, how it is caused and what triggers need to be avoided. You will also learn how to alleviate symptoms and otherwise manage them. You may even be able to help your child achieve a complete recovery!
Surprisingly, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are relatively new terms. They are both used to describe the same type of behavioral health problem that has been talked about for about the past 200 years. In this guide, we will use the term ADHD as that is what is used in clinical settings.
It is believed that the first references to ADHD are found in research done in 1798 by Sir Alexander Crichton. A report published at the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, points out that Crichton distinguishes two possibilities of abnormal inattention as the oppositional poles of pathologically increased or decreased “sensibility of the nerves”. (1)
It wasn’t until 1980 that the formal diagnostic criteria for ADHD was published in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. By 2011, it was reported that 11% of children aged 4 to 17 had been diagnosed with this illness. This percentage continues to increase, which means your child is certainly not alone. (2)
Whether your son or daughter has received a diagnosis, or whether you are wondering if he or she has ADHD, you can begin using many of the suggestions in this guide right away in order to find almost immediate improvements.
The most important thing to know is that ADHD is manageable. Your child has the same prospects for a successful life as any other child. And, because you are reading this guide, you will learn exactly how to create that opportunity.