ADD and ADHD Treatment and Conditions
ADD and ADHD treatment brief explanation
Dr. Furnish Chiropractic provides problem-directed ADD / ADHD treatment. ADD/ADHD are brain-based disorders. They both affect children’s ability to concentrate and each of them can present different symptoms. In some cases, children can present symptoms of both disorders. However, they are distinguishable.
ADD is a diagnosis if a child under age 16 has 6 or more symptoms of inattention for at least 6 consecutive months but no signs of hyperactivity/impulsivity.
ADHD can interfere with your child’s everyday activities at home and at school. Kids who have it have trouble paying attention and controlling their behavior and are sometimes hyperactive.
Conventional ADD/ADHD treatment and other childhood developmental disorders is a combination of medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), physical therapy, speech therapy, and social skills training. Read more about the ineffectiveness of this conventional treatment in our ADD/ADHD blog post. A brief breakdown is below.
There is a somewhat recent and growing epidemic of compromised (poor functioning) brains in our children below 17 years of age.
ADD/ADHD Treatment Statistics
- 20% of children below the age of 17 receive a diagnosis with a psychiatric disorder and are on some type of anti-anxiety or psychotic medication(s).
- 10% of the children between the ages of 8-16 have an ADD/ADHD diagnosis.
- 1 in 68 children in the United States has an autism disorder diagnosis and the numbers are growing fast!
Modern neuroscience has known for years that childhood developmental disorders are “SYSTEMIC BODY DISORDERS”. These disorders affect both the brain and the body. Childhood developmental disorders are NOT due to “Genetics” or “Bad Parenting”. This is erroneously often thought of in conventional medical & psychological circles.
What does work well?
I perform all the examinations and treatment personally in my office. You do not have multiple therapists or people (with little or no training in brain function & neurology) working with your child and not communicating with one another.
PROBLEM-DIRECTED ADD/ADHD TREATMENT
The therapies performed by most clinicians are for the most part symptom directed and not problem directed. This in part is due to their lack of neurological training. My therapy is problem directed and develops positive brain neuroplasticity. I do my best with 700+ hours of training in neurology and 45,000 hours of clinical experience over the past 23 years to get your children’s brains well and keep them well.
CUSTOMIZED & INDIVIDUALIZED BRAIN THERAPY
Many people treating these conditions say their therapy is customized to the individual. However, when you take a closer look, they are all receiving the same therapy. No two patients receive the exact same therapy in my office.
THE ABOVE THREE REASONS ARE WHY I HAVE SUCH GREAT SUCCESS WITH MY PATIENTS.
You may think “I HAVE TRIED IT ALL,” but until you have tried BRAIN BASED FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY for your child, you have not “tried it all.
CALL MY OFFICE TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD (12+ YEARS OF AGE)
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