Facts About Adhd

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is defined as “a highly genetic, brain based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors” (ADHD: The Facts). However, before the introduction of ADHD, there was literature of other similar symptoms like of it, but had been given different names and definitions. For instance, doctors had once said that children with encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, have symptoms that are identical to those of hyperactivity. In the beginning of the diagnosis of ADHD, they would consider factors, corresponding to the central nervous system abnormalities, such as epilepsy, neurological disorders, and “disorganized or chaotic home environments”…show more content…
There are no tests done in the lab to prove a person has ADHD, therefore stating it has no correlation with rooting the brain as the cause. Such as creativity cannot be proven by tests, ADHD is the same situation. Instead, diagnosis of this such disorder, is done by symptoms, relating with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (3 Facts About ADHD & Why It's a "Fictitious" Disorder). Coincidentally, these are common behavioral attitudes of children...so are parents or teachers suggesting a child has ADHD because they have concern of a mental illness or want to label or blame their behavior? Research has proven that parents found more relief when they were told their child was suffering from a real biological illness. They rather hear that, for instance, their child has incurable schizophrenia, rather than consider and change their parenting style to improve their child’s behavior (Wedge 57). For this reason, many doctors such as neurologists strongly believe that ADHD is not a disorder, rather it should “be an umbrella of symptoms” (ADHD Is A Fake Disorder” Says Neurologist-Turned-Author). This disorder has given many misconceptions, such as, ‘a person who has ADHD always has difficulty with executive functions such as focusing on a task and keeping things in mind, regardless of what they are doing’ this is a myth--executive function impairments characteristic of ADHD is a situational variable rather (Brown 2). Different sources and…show more content…
For instance when people eat sugar and white breads it depletes the body of important and essential nutrients (3 Facts About ADHD & Why It's a "Fictitious" Disorder). It might the person’s fault that they are eating and buying these harmful foods, but the companies in the United States make it harder for people to obtain a healthy diet. There is a huge difference if you purchase a treat, such as M and Ms, in NY, London, in Kansas City or Paris. The cities in the United States use colors such as red #40, yellow #53 and #6, blue #1 and #2. Whereas in Europe, they get their rainbow hues from dyes extracted from natural foods. They get red from beets, orange from carrots and yellow from saffron (Wedge 148). Research also proves that the percentage of people diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S., is greater than the percentage in Europe. The three main ways diet affects ADHD symptoms are additives, food processing, and nutritional supplementation. One needs to make sure additives are not causing allergic reactions. There is so much food that is processed in the United States, meaning a great portion of the important nutritional are very minimal. There are is a predominance of processed food, therefore it is important to have food supplement and beneficial to children and their childhood (hetwoman’s channel). As a result of the toxic foods made in America, people need to look for ingredients that are natural, so the
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