Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder ( ADHD)
Rohit was a eleven year old, active but happy and playful child. Suddenly, he started facing problems in concentrating in class or completing the work at hand. In spite of being naughty and active he would complete his studies and tasks and hand, but now he was even facing difficulty in completing his home work. He would not jot down the writing on the black board, routinely forget things in school or stare in infinity. He’d make silly mistakes in math and spellings. He portrayed neutral expression on his face whenever his teachers or parents told him something. No wonder then that the grades sank from A to C.
The one great thing that Amir Khan has done is to make a film like ‘Tare Zameen Par’ which was an eye-opener for many parents. This has brought about some awareness among parents. Rohit’s parents brought him for homeopathic treatment and with counseling and treatment, he was cured within 7 to 8 months.
There is considerable difference between simple Hyperkinesia and ADHD. Around 3 to 5% of school going children are afflicted with it. When such children are not treated in time, they may be labeled as laggards or dumb and result in being gradually isolated from mainstream. This is a neurological behavioral disorder which becomes evident from age 8 and above. Attention Deficit implies threefold problems- lack of concentration, restless behavior and impassivity. Children learn to concentrate and work between the age of 3 to 5. In some cases, they learn it at first but then it all goes for a toss. These children become dim-witted, are unable to understand with repeated instructions, keep their things at various places or just forget them. Frequent dangling of hands and legs, shrugging shoulders, impulsively moving from one place to the other, moving about in class are some of the things that they do. They feel that things are happening all at once and too fast and are unable to comprehend what’s happening. This frightens and confuses them. They are unable to assess what the other person is thinking and hence keep making mistakes. They even get hit at times and get to hear an earful.
Reasons: This disorder is a result of the defect in the cerebrospinal fluid. It is commonly seen in epileptic children and is also hereditary. It can also result due to domestic friction and continuous stress. Parental discord, continuous fights, familial differences all create a tumultuous situation in a child’s life. A few smart kids, in order to seek the attention of their parents, pretend to do such things. Since the time the movie has brought about an awareness in our parents, our kids have smartened up too!
Treatment: Such children can perform exemplary well when given timely treatment and counseling. The current Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps who won 8 Gold medals, also faced ADHD. His school had long given up on him. It was his mother’s untiring efforts that has brought him to where he is today. Homeopathy has numerous medicines for such children. Parents and homeopathic doctors can consciously shape the lives of these children with concerted efforts. Flower therapy enables control over emotions. Children suffering from ADHD grow up to become great musicians, journalists, sports persons or actors. All it needs is the right guidance and counseling.
by-Dr Sonali Sarnobat
English Version credit: Mrs. Swati Jog