ADHD/ADD

Condition Description

A group of disorders characterized by short attention span. The diagnosis is ADD if a child exhibits only a short attention span and is ADHD if hyperactivity is also observed. In ADHD the dominant condition can be either inattentiveness or hyperactivity, or both may be similarly observed.

Common Symptoms

  • Inattentiveness to details or careless mistakes in schoolwork, work or other activities
  • Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities, does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
  • Inability or unwillingness to follow instructions or to finish tasks or activities
  • Difficulty organizing tasks or activities
  • Excessive talking
  • Impatience, irritability or boredom

Underlying Causes

  • Food allergies (obvious or hidden)
  • Yeast overgrowth
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Metabolic issues like methylation defects

Traditional Approach

  • Stimulants like Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Metadata CD, Ritalin SR), Dexamethylphenidate (Focalin, Focalin XR), Magnesium Pemoline (Cylert), Dextroamphatamine and amphetamine mixtures(Adderall), Atamoxetine (Strattera), Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), and Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
  • Atypical antidepressants like Bupropion (Wellbutren), and Venlafaxine (Effexor)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants like Imipramine (Tofranil)
  • Alpha-adrenergic agonists like Clonidine (Catapres), and Guanfacine (Tenex)

EHAC Approach

Test for and treat any hidden food allergies, yeast overgrowth, metabolic defects, chemical sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies (especially magnesium, viatamin B6, and Zinc)

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