ATTENTION DEFICIT (HYPERACTIVE) DISORDER  (ADD / ADHD)

 

In our REAL THERAPIES CLINIC we Refer to Our In-House Psychologist to:
•   Assist clients (&/or parents) to reduce symptoms by utilising CBT and psycho-social interventions

 

Our Nutritional-based treatment packagewill assist by:
•   Eliminating all food allergens from diet
•   Design an individual management program
•   Prescribe herbs or nutritional supplements to manage the condition effectively   

 

A specific cause of ADHD is not known. There are, however, a number of factors that may contribute to, or exacerbate ADHD. They include genetics, diet and social and physical environments (Bailly, Lionel (2005). "Stimulant medication for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: evidence-based practice?"  Psychiatric Bulletin (The Royal College of Psychiatrists) 29 (8): 284–287.

 

Some Known ADHD Symptoms & Signs – Inattentive

•   Client fails to give close attention to details, forgetful, makes careless mistakes
•   Has difficulty paying attention in tasks or play activities
•   Appears not to listen when spoken to
•   Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish activities such as school work, chores, or career
•   Has difficulty organising tasks and activities adhd_banner
•   Difficulty coping with tasks that require sustained mental effort
•   Easily loses tools necessary for tasks or activities
•   Is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli

 

Some Recognised Symptoms & Signs of Hyperactivity

•   Fidgets with hands or feet, or squirms in seat
•   Leaves seat in situations where remaining seated is expected
•   Runs or climbs excessively inappropriately (in adolescents or adults may be limited to restlessness
•   Has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly and/or with others
•   Acts automatically, as if "driven by a motor"
•   Talks excessively, difficulty waiting his turn
•   Blurts out answers, interrupts, intrudes


Diet” is what we eat, while “nutrition” is what we absorb from our diet. Scientists have discovered certain foods that may trigger ADHD symptoms. Additives, artificial colourings, flavourings and other chemicals that we ingest daily may interfere with the delicate balance of 'good bacteria' in our gut, not to mention prescribed medications (such as antibiotics), and antibiotics found in our foods.


Eating natural, wholesome foods and slowly eliminating known allergy inducing foods, such as dairy products, wheat, eggs, yeast and orange juice etc, is part of the process.  Also by avoiding processed foods, as they tend to contain these additives, and following our Nutritionist's individually prepared dietary program to suit the client's own special needs, we may eliminate many of the factors that contribute to your symptoms.


Hopefully Pharmacological treatments such as Stimulants/Antidepressants etc. will be safely reduced through natural diet, psychological assistance and following your individually designed, long term treatment plan. REAL THERAPIES CLINIC treatments are always in accordance with your Doctor's recommendations.