Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and ADHD and ADD are neurological disorders, affecting not only children but adults as well. Symptoms can persist throughout a person's lifetime, affecting every aspect of one's efforts to build and sustain personal and professional relationships.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Are you concerned your child may be exhibiting symptoms of an attention disorder? Listed below for informational purposes is the criteria used for diagnosing ADHD established by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Based on the criteria, three types of ADHD are identified.
If your child meets the criteria, please contact my office for a diagnosis and customized treatment plan. Chiropractic Neurology and neurofeedback therapy provide a natural, non-pharmacological approach to getting to the root of the disorder and balancing the hypo or hyper functioning part of the brain that is causing the attention deficit issues.
To learn more about the side effects of ADHD stimulant drugs, check out this report on CBS Morning Show (6/15/09) and The Washington Post (3/27/09).
2000 Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders(DSM-IV-TR)
Criteria for ADHDI. Either A or B:
|A. Six or more of the following symptoms of inattention have been present for at least 6 months to a point that is disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level:|
|B. Six or more of the following symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have been present for at least 6 months to an extent that is disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level:|
Based on these criteria, three types of ADHD are identified:
- Combined Type: if both criteria 1A and 1B are met for the past 6 months
- Predominantly Inattentive Type: if criterion 1A is met but criterion 1B is not met for the past six months
- Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type: if Criterion 1B is met but Criterion 1A is not met for the past six months.
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
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