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ADHD Information: Learn About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is the abbreviation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is one of the most common childhood behavior disorders. Of all children referred to mental health professionals about 35% are referred for ADHD, more than for any other condition. Those with ADHD often have problems in most areas of their life, including home, school, work, and in relationships.

"Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" is a neurological disorder that impacts individuals in four main categories:

  • Attention - causing people to have problems paying attention, focusing on a task, or finishing tasks, especially if they are not very interesting tasks.
  • Impulsivity - causing a lack of self-control. Impulsive behaviors, or choices, can cause havoc in relationships, work, school, or life.
  • Hyperactivity - Many (though not all) with ADHD are "bouncy" and hyperactive, always "on the go" and restless.
  • Easily Bored - Unless the task is very stimulating, like a video game or TV program or outside playing, those with attention disorders are often easily bored by a task - especially bored by homework, math tests, balancing checkbooks, or doing taxes, and many of these tasks just never get done.

ADHD: Children, teens, and adults can all suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

"Attention Deficit" impacts about 5% of children and teenagers, and about 3% of all adults. Recent studies show that as many as 9% of children have ADHD, but we are a bit more conservative with our numbers.

Less than half of children with ADD ever "out-grow" it in adolescence or adulthood. If untreated, the disorder can have long-term adverse effects into adolescence and adulthood.

The disorder has different "looks" or "types." This is discussed in great detail under the section the different types of ADHD.

For some it severely impacts behavior, and for others it greatly impacts learning. For the group in the middle, it just impacts their attention, focus, concentration, and getting the job done.

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ADHD Comes in Different Types

The diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is very broad, including several different types of ADHD.

What are these different types of ADHD?

And in this article we will reveal the best targeted alternative treatment strategies for each of these five types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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ADHD Alternative: Attend Nutraceutical Medicine for ADHD

What's new and effective in the treatment of ADHD?

ATTEND is the most advanced "natural alternative remedy for ADHD"

It is an effective alternative to medications such as Ritalin, Strattera, Concerta, Dexedrine, Adderall, or other medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

ATTEND is a powerful, all-natural ADHD treatment intervention that is Clinically Tested with computerized testing, in addition to parent reports. See the results of our clinical trials.

Attend results
Attend gets great results with:

  • Specific Amino Acid combinations,
  • Essential Fatty Acids,
  • Phospholipid complexes,
  • and Homeopathic Medicines.

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