ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which you may have also heard referred to as a Hyperkinetic disorder. It was first identified in 1902 by the British paediatrician, Sir George Still, but wasn't identified as a public health issue in the UK until 2000, when an in-depth study by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence was published. A GP cannot formally diagnose ADHD, however it is believed that it usually starts by the age of three. There's no simple test to determine whether or not your child has ADHD, but an appropriately qualified healthcare professional with training and expertise in the condition should be able to make an accurate diagnosis after a full exam. This may include sight and hearing tests or some noninvasive scans at Neurocare Centre, which measure beta (fast) brain waves and theta (slower) brain waves.

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What are two causes of ADHD?


ADHD symptoms can be categorised into two types of behavioural issues:

  1. Impulsiveness & hyperactivity.

  2. Inattentiveness (a difficulty in concentration or remaining focused).


Those individuals with ADHD may experience issues that fall into both of these categories, however this is not always the case.


What triggers ADHD?


At the time of writing, the exact cause of ADHD was not fully understood. A combination of factors were thought to be responsible however, such as genetics, brain function and structure. Common triggers of ADHD are believed to be caused by stress, over stimulation, technology, diet or a poor night's Sleep. Once a patient of ADHD establishes what triggers their symptoms, they should be able to make the necessary changes to better control them.


What is a natural supplement for ADHD?


Some research suggests that certain nutritional Supplements such as ginseng, Zinc and Magnesium, may improve the symptoms of ADHD. In any case you should always speak to a medical professional before considering a natural alternative for ADHD.