ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that can affect family life. The word “neurodevelopmental” refers to the nervous system which includes the brain as it develops across the lifespan. ADHD behaviour usually appears by age seven though difficult behaviour may show up before this. With ADHD, children can have trouble with impulsivity, hyperactivity, distractedness, following instructions and completing tasks.
Symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder occur in childhood and may persist into adulthood. Adults with ADHD often find it difficult to follow directions, to remember information and to concentrate on or organize tasks. Without proper acknowledgement and management of these behaviours, ADHD can result in behavioural, emotional, academic, vocational and social problems that decrease the quality of life.
ADHD is associated with the way certain neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain that help control behaviour) work, especially dopamine and norepinephrine, and this difference can cause changes in two different attentional networks of the brain — the default network, associated with automatic attention and the task positive network, associated with directed or effortful attention.
Bio Balance Health trains Medical Doctors to test the patient’s biochemistry and measure imbalances, which may contribute to the patient’s condition and symptoms. Tailoring individualised nutrient therapy combined with the patient’s treatment program may assist to improve the patient’s quality of life.
Research to verify the usefulness of testing to provide measures which may point to underlying chemistry which can be repaired, and which can indicate if the treatment is helping, is a core activity of Bio Balance Health.
Research also shows there are differences in the chemistry of each mental health sufferer.
It is essential doctors understand these differences as incorrect use of medication and/or nutrients may increase the patient’s symptoms.