Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a long-term condition that often begins in childhood and persists into adulthood. At The Brain Center in Southborough, Massachusetts, board-certified chiropractic clinical neurologist Lars Landers, DC, DIBCN, DIBE, offers treatments that reduce ADHD symptoms without medication. If you or your child has ADHD, call or book an appointment online today.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes a combination of problems, including difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Additionally, children with ADHD often struggle with low self-esteem, poor academic performance, and troubled relationships.
ADHD symptoms usually begin in childhood. Sometimes, symptoms lessen with age, but they often continue into adulthood. Treatment at The Brain Center can improve these symptoms without the use of medication. Their clinical neurologist treats adults and adolescents, as well as children under 12 on a case-by-case basis.
ADHD causes an ongoing pattern of three categories of symptoms, including:
Symptoms of inattention involve difficulty following instructions and appearing not to listen when spoken to directly. Inattention may cause your child to lose things and forget to do daily activities. They may be easily distracted and have a hard time organizing their actions.
Hyperactivity symptoms include constantly fidgeting and having difficulty remaining seated, even in situations when it’s not appropriate to move around.
Symptoms of impulsivity include blurting out answers and interrupting the speaker, intruding on others’ activities, and having trouble waiting for one’s turn.
There are three types of ADHD, including:
People have this type of ADHD when the majority of their symptoms fall under the inattention category. This type is formerly known as attention-deficit disorder (ADD).
If your child has this type, most of their symptoms fit into the hyperactivity and impulsivity categories.
Combined ADHD involves a mix of symptoms from all three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Treating ADHD usually involves a combination of behavioral therapy and medications. However, many parents are concerned about giving their children medication every day.
The team at The Brain Center specializes in therapies that restore proper function to the neurotransmitter systems involved in ADHD. They also strengthen communication between the parts of the brain responsible for focus and motivation.
The goal of treatment is not to suppress hyperactivity, but to improve attention and concentration while helping the brain control impulses.
To learn more about treating ADHD without the use of medication, call The Brain Center, or book an appointment online today.