ADHD - It's Just Naughty Kids Isn't It?

ADHD - It's Just Naughty Kids Isn't It?

Published at 3:35pm 22nd May 2017.

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If you have children at school the likelihood is that you'll have heard of ADHD. It stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and has been commonly associated with children that struggle to behave in school. But is this an unfair generalization?

The short answer is yes.

There are actually three main types of symptoms that come under the guise of ADHD, and research suggests that all three have profound physical affects on the brain. The three types are:

1. Inattentive

Inattentive ADHD is what’s usually meant when someone uses the term ADD. This means a person shows enough symptoms of inattention but isn’t hyperactive or impulsive.

2. Hyperactive/impulsive

This type occurs when a person has symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity but not inattention.

3. Combined

Combined ADHD is when a person has symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

This video, from Kings College London, gives more of an insight into how the brain may physically have been changed by one of the above types of ADHD:

The Brain Collective, based in Harrogate, use sophisticated technology to scan the brain and see what irregularities there are. They can then use a series of different, non-invasive, training methods to help get the brain into a better working order. They deal with a number of cases of those who have the symptoms of ADHD, and have found that it can offer a different solution to the commonly prescribed Ritalin.

Have a listen to the team on Stray FM's Health and Wellbeing Show to hear how they work with those who have the symptoms of ADHD:

And here's some feedback from a parent who's been using the Brain Collective for support with their son's ADHD:

We have been attending Neurofeedback sessions for approximately 12 months with our 12 year old son and the change in him is unbelievable. We have gone from a child who played alone, avoided eye contact, didn’t socialise, had little attention span or concentration and was struggling in school to one that has suddenly started making friends, has a wicked sense of humour and is displaying normal teenage behavior and a scary amount of independence. In addition he was on maximum dose of Ritalin for ADHD and the thought of taking him off the medication to start Neurofeedback was frightening, but he hasn’t had a tablet since!

After 10 and a half years of looking for answers, Maria and Melanie have identified the root of his problems and literally changed his life. For us, it is a long process, but it has been the best money we have ever spent, as said before, it has literally changed his life.