Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) occur as a result of neurological dysfunction in the brains prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is the part of the brain which deals with our attention span, judgment, organization, impulse control, problem solving, critical thinking, emotions and more.
When a problem occurs with this part of the brain, many skills which we take for granted become unavailable in any optimal, affecting the prefrontal cortex and causing problems such as short attention span, distractibility, lack of perseverance, hyperactivity, poor time management, disorganization, procrastination, lack of emotion, poor judgment and so on. In essence what this means is that when under stress and concentration someone with these disorders is not able to use their full cognitive capacity.
One of the commonly used forms of treatment for ADD and ADHD is Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Diana begins his assessment with a variety of tests which will look at potential toxicities, vitamin imbalances, elevated cortisol levels and more, helping to pinpoint the type of ADD or ADHD and help decide upon a course of treatment. With respect to treatments, there are a variety of natural vitamins and supplements which can be taken in order to help with ADD/ADHD. These include fish oil, L-tyrosine, GABA and St. John’s Wort.
In addition a healthy diet, exercise and behavioral techniques can also help to control ADD/ADHD. Naturopathic Medicine focuses on creating individualized programs to assist in diagnosing the causes of behavioral problems and finding solutions that help to improve life for those who suffer from ADD/ADHD.
For many years Dr. Diana and his team of health care professionals have helped ADD/ADHD sufferers control their symptoms through the use of Naturopathic Medicine. To learn more please contact Dr. Diana for a consultation and discuss your individual needs.