What is ADD/ADHD in Wheat Ridge CO?

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Attention Deficit Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by problems with attention and focus. In many cases, especially children, impulsiveness and hyperactivity are also present (ADHD). Keep reading to learn more about ADD/ADHD in Wheat Ridge.

What are the core symptoms of ADD/ADHD?

ADD/ADHD symptoms show up differently in children and adults. The common characteristics are short attention span, distractibility, procrastination and impulse control. The important point to understand in children is that the inattention must be present in multiple environments. A child that doesn’t pay attention in school doesn’t mean they have ADD, the root of the problem can be a number of things i.e. they are bored, confused, gifted or possibly being bullied.

In adults ADD can look alot like anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Its important to get an accurate understanding of your unique neurological state and function, not just look at what symptoms and behaviors you are expressing.

What causes ADD/ADHD?

ADD/ADHD is neurological in nature and can be exacerbated by many lifestyle decisions such as reduce physical activity, heavy screen usage, processed foods and artificial dyes.

Neurologically speaking the most common neurological patterns seen with ADD/ADHD involve a dominance in function of the left side of the brain, the right sided weakness leads to inattentiveness since almost all of our attention brain networks exist on the right side of the brain. The daydream form of ADD is correlated with excessive slow wave frequency on the top of the head while the more fidgety type of ADHD tends to have deficiencies in slow brainwave frequencies in the back of the head.

Why choose Denver Brain Health Experts at Wild & Precious Optimal Living for treating your ADD/ADHD symptoms?

Unfortunately, ADD/ADHD has become so pervasive that almost any child expressing inattentiveness get the label of ADD/ADHD. This can lead to the problem getting worse as you are trying to manage medications until you find the correct type and dosage along with administering it at the correct time to avoid your child’s sleep from being interrupted.

Our brain mapping process lets us see how you or your child is functioning on an individual level and find out how your brain is actually working. When it comes to treatment, one size does not fit all! We tailor our care specific to you and your nervous system, drug-free.

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Wild & Precious Optimal Living

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Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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