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Match 6 Clues the Body tells for ADD & ADHD

ADD & ADHD is not new. Medical text in the early 1900’s described the children brought to a doctor’s office because they were unable to sit still. Today it has become an epidemic.

The diagnosis of ADD is based on the presence of 6 of the following symptoms for at least six months.

  1. Failing to give close attention to detail.
  2. Difficulty sustaining attention in task or play
  3. Often not listening when spoken to
  4. Often not following through on instructions and failure to finish a task
  5. Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  6. Avoiding tasks that require sustained metal effort
  7. Often loosing things needed to complete tasks
  8. Easily distracted
  9. Forgetful in everyday activities

ADHD diagnosis is based on the presence of 6 of the following symptoms for at least six months.

  1. Fidgets with hands or feet, fidgets in seat
  2. Gets out of seat when expected to stay seated
  3. Runs and climbs inappropriately
  4. Difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities
  5. “On the go” constantly.
  6. Talks excessively
  7. Blurts out answers before question is completed
  8. Difficulty waiting turn
  9. Interrupts or intrudes on others.

About 5 million children from ages 3-17 years of age have a learning disability. 80% of these children will continue to have these issues in adolescents and 70% as adults.

 

Kristine Devillier, RND                          www.natureslinkwellness.com / Nature’s Link Wellness Center

 

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