Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – or ADHD for short – affects children and adolescents alike. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), between 3 and 5 percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. However, many experts believe that anywhere from 8-10 percent of children suffer from ADHD – but many of those cases remain undiagnosed. There is also some dispute among medical professionals as to whether kids ever really outgrow ADHD, meaning that the disorder may affect many more adults than previously thought. ADHD can have a very negative impact on your daily life – undermining your ability to concentrate and focus on the task at hand. Therefore, if you or your child is experiencing difficulty concentrating, it is a good idea to seek out ADHD testing.
Integrative health offers comprehensive ADHD testing to identify any imbalances in your system that can cause the symptoms of the disorder. These underlying physiological imbalances may include nutrition and diet, the presence of toxic metals and chemicals, and external environmental factors, which can all exacerbate the symptoms of ADHD. Once identified through ADHD testing, these imbalances can be addressed and treated to minimize ADHD symptoms and help you or your child get back to a normal life – without taking harmful prescription medication.
Treatment for ADHD most often involves prescription drugs that treat the symptoms of the disorder, not the cause. This means that patients may have to continue taking medication for the remainder of their lives. These drugs come with a laundry list of warnings and potential side effects, however, which can make them dangerous. Integrative Health in Scottsdale offers ADHD testing and all-natural treatments to help you or your child achieve improved mental focus. Schedule an appointment today by calling 480-657-0003.