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Symptoms of ADHD - Behaviors to Look For and How to Treat Your Child Effectively

If you think your child shows the symptoms of ADHD, read this article to find out about your options. In it, you will learn what the symptoms are, more about testing and methods of treatment.

The first thing you need to know before looking at the symptoms is that even kids who do not have ADHD will exhibit the symptoms from time to time. Heck, even adults occasionally show some of these symptoms. In other words, don't let the list below frighten you. The real key is whether your child shows these symptoms with ADHD consistently over time and if they interfere with his ability to learn and follow directions.

One more thing before I give you the list of symptoms. Recognizing your child's behavior on this list does not mean that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It just means that you should make an appointment with a professional for testing and evaluation. Even if your child is diagnosed, this is not as horrible as it might seem because there are many effective methods of treatment.

Without further delay, here are the symptoms of ADHD:

1)Difficulty paying attention 2) Trouble following instructions 3) Inability to finish tasks 4) Distractable 5) Restless 6) Impulsive 7) Hyperactivity 8) Easily frustrated 9) Aggressiveness

If you see these symptoms regularly in a six week period of time, then you should consider taking your child to a professional for testing and evaluation. Although this strikes fear into the hearts of many parents, it is better to know what you're dealing with so you can get your child the help and treatment he needs rather than burying your head in the sand and forcing your child to live with symptoms with ADHD and struggle in school and in relationships with others.

If your child's diagnosis is positive, then you need to look at treatment options. Although drugs are considered the standard course of treatment, there are some things you need to know before following this path. First, while drugs work well for some kids, they do not work at all for others. In fact, they make the symptoms of ADHD worse and introduce new problems such as sleeplessness, loss of appetite and increased restlessness to name a few. Also drugs just suppress the symptoms, they are not a cure for ADHD. One other important thing: the long term effects of giving drugs to a child whose brain is still developing is not yet known.

The concerns about giving children drugs has led parents to turn to natural remedies for treatment instead. These remedies are made from herbs like Arsen Iod, Verta Alb and Tuberculinum which have proven effective in clinical trials. Unlike drugs, these herbs work by giving your child the nutrients for proper brain function, rather than just suppressing symptoms. Best of all these reduce the symptoms of ADHD without side effects or concerns about long term implications. Since they are over the counter, they do not require a prescription.

The bottom line is this. If you think that your child is showing symptoms with ADHD, get him to a doctor for a conclusive evaluation. If your child seems to have a mild case of the symptoms, you may want to try a natural remedy and see how it improves his behavior. Be sure to give it a couple of months to allow the natural ingredients to build up in his system and begin to make changes in brain function. Whatever you do, don't wait. If your child does have symptoms, he needs and deserves your help.

Author Resource:->

Laura Ramirez researches symptoms of ADHD. Browse her findings by going to

She is the author of the award-winning parenting book, Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting which shows parents how to raise children to bring out their natural strengths.

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