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ADHD

ADHD consultation

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) affects not only the child but also the whole family.  Homeopathy is a viable and safe way of helping many of these children to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. I find that the parents and teachers are inevitably happy with the result, finding the child they always knew was there underneath the ADHD.  I have a lot of knowledge on the subject, having become an expert in 2004 when I was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Award.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD as it is known, is a syndrome affecting a growing number of children. It consists of inability to concentrate, being easily distracted, and hyperactivity. Each child will have their own version of these symptoms. It is on the increase among today’s children in this country. Many children suffering from this problem drive their parents, siblings and teachers to distraction.

The drug most commonly used for children over 7 is Ritalin. For medication to be prescribed, the symptoms need to be present both at home and at school. Sadly, some GPs prescribe the drug without contacting the school for information regarding the child’s behaviour. This is a Class 2 drug, and if your child is taking one of these drugs, it needs yearly re-assessment. All these medicines have the potential to have a number of unwanted other effects.

Many children do not like like being on Ritalin for long as it makes them feel different, somehow not themselves. It has a street value of between 50p and £3; they may well be telling you they are taking it but selling it on at school. Some children who take it are bullied at school by older children who want it from them. If any of us took Ritalin we would concentrate better. It is a drug that is on the Police list of top 10 for being stolen.

Yes, this is possible, although perhaps starting the treatment in school holidays, when weaning off medication may well be easier.

Homeopathic remedies are small tablets that the child sucks. They are easy to take and have a sugary taste. One of the advantages of these remedies is that they are able to be ‘tweaked’ on a daily basis if need be. I have a choice of about 20 that I often use, and up to 3000 that I could use. The choice of which one to use is made after much questioning, both of the child and the parents, and if possible, the teacher, including ones about possible effects from past vaccination. I find that the remedies are always willingly taken by the children.

As always, homeopathic remedies are safe, easy to take and it is extremely rare to have any short term side effects. I have seen some amazing results from this method of treatment with many children.

I have noticed the amount of children that I see with this problem grow alarmingly since I started my practice in 1991. I have a lot of knowledge on the subject, having become an expert in 2004 when I was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Award to go to the USA and France to study homeopaths there helping ADHD and autistic children.

Yes, a great one written by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman called ‘RITALIN FREE KIDS’. Published by Prima.
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This is possible, although I prefer to see the child and parents at least once at the start of treatment. Many families find it well worth the effort of a long journey to come and see me for this.

Yes, I would love to do this. I regularly give talks and runs workshops on the best way to treat these children at conferences to the homeopathic community. I am keen to share the information with parent groups, teachers, and other health professionals.

As well as homeopathic remedies, I may well give you dietary advice and tips on dealing with effective learning.

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