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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

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Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder - Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) can severely disrupt a child's education and socialization process, incurring life-long effects if not properly diagnosed and treated. Increasingly, there is a tendency to prescribe stimulant medications, such as Ritalin (methylphenidate), to treat these types of disorders.

While prescription drugs may sometimes be necessary for treatment of extreme cases, recently there have been reports of an epidemic of hasty misdiagnoses and over prescription. In fact, the rate of methylphenidate prescriptions for children in the U.S. has jumped three to six times in the last decade alone. In some locales, as many as 8-10% of elementary public school children take prescription drugs for ADHD symptoms.1

Although drugs can sometimes provide a quick, temporary solution to hyperactivity and attention deficit-related problems, it's important to remember that pharmaceuticals simply treat symptoms of attention deficit disorders--not causes. When medication is stopped, symptoms may promptly return, setting the stage for possible lifelong dependence on prescription drugs.

The following Neurotransmitter tests can be used to detect possible causes and contributing factors linked to hyperactive behavior in children, and can provide the basis for natural, drug-free alternative methods of treatment with Amino Acids.
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Hyperactivity and Allergies: Identifying and treating food allergies has proven to be an extremely powerful tool in helping hyperactive children.

Hyperactivity and Element Imbalances: Toxic exposure and nutrient imbalances can have a profound effect on the developing nervous systems of children.

Hyperactivity and Fatty Acids: Studies show fatty acid deficiencies rampant among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Hyperactivity and Amino Acids: Amino acids are the body's building blocks for important chemical relaxants in the brain.

References:
1 LeFever GB, Dawson KV, Morrow AL. The extent of drug therapy for attention deficit disorder among children in public schools. Am J Pub Health 1999;1359-1364.

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