Bouncing Off The Walls: Hyperactive ADHD

by Aliza Adar Levine - Date: 2007-03-20 - Word Count: 466 Share This!

When most people think about attention deficit disorders, it is ADHD with Hyperactivity/Impulsivity they usually think of. These individuals are restless, hyper, impulsive, disorganized, very distractible and experiences great difficulty focusing. These are the children that are bouncing off the walls from an early age, and the ones that will have trouble with school and play from the start. The good new is, that due to the visibility of their symptoms, they will most likely be diagnosed fairly early on.

Other features of ADHD that originate in hyperactivity are excessive talking, being in constant motion and having much trouble listening. They are unable to wait their turn and often interrupt people. This behavior in particular can be very frustrating to others. Furthermore, these individuals also require constant stimulation in order to stay excited themselves.

In addition to hyperactivity, many of the symptoms of inattention are also present. Individuals with ADHD make careless mistakes, tend to lose things and are forgetful about routine and everyday things.

ADHD with hyperactivity usually responds very well to stimulants. With sufficient serotonin and dopamine, the brain calm down, no longer needing excess activity surrounding them. If you suspect that someone in your life has ADHD, refer them to a mental health professional as soon as you can. The longer a sufferer goes without help or guidance, the more damage it will do to that person's self-esteem and life direction.

Individuals with this type of attention deficit disorder tend to be very impulsive, which in later years may turn into rebellious behavior. These are the teenagers that will look for trouble, will often start taking drugs at an early age and will seek out any kind of stimulation they can. Early diagnosis is essential; however, it does not guarantee that these individuals won't still seek out trouble. The dysregulation of activation levels will always be something the sufferer wants to fix, and unfortunately, this can very easily lead to drug abuse and addiction.

Exercise is something that is helpful to all ADD sufferers, but it is essential for individuals with ADHD. Exercise stimulates the entire brain, and can "turn down the volume" on all the noise that people with ADHD have. These individuals should be exercising almost every day - the more the better.

Other interventions that will be helpful for people with ADHD are dietary-related and counseling, if necessary. A mostly protein diet, supplemented with carbohydrates, is the most suitable and beneficial for individuals with ADHD. Protein activates the part of the brain in ADDers that is chronically underactivated. Regarding counseling, this depends on the person. If the disorder was diagnosed at an early age and no problems appear later on, that it may not be needed. However, counseling should be seriously considered for those displaying at least some emotional turmoil at some point.

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Aliza Adar Levine,an RN,TCM Herbalist,and Medical Researcher,was part of the hospital research team that developed "Clarity", a safe, natural ADHD treatment, proven highly effective, in clinical trials. Watch Free Great ADHD Videos!

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