These statistics are staggering!
Most doctors are quick to prescribe medication to kids to stopsymptoms associated with ADHD… but this can only makes matters worse!
This subject is very close to my heart. I remember when my little brother was diagnosed with ADHD and was put on Ritalin and the side effects were awful. Tics, sleeplessness, and a constant state of nervousness. He still has lingering effects. This type of diagnosis should be illegal. We must look within our bodies for imbalance and find the true source of these symptoms!
I know my parents were doing their best and working with the information that was given to them. I’m SO grateful this subject is discussed more now and there are SO many other options to help with ADHD! Among them, Essential Oils!
Check out this article presenting promising information on how essential oils can help ADHD!
Essential Oils Can Help ADHD
About 11 percent of U.S. children (or 6.4 million) have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),1 which is characterized by a pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity that interferes with learning, daily functioning and relationships. Rates have been increasing by about 5 percent a year.2
Among very young children (2 to 5 years), behavior therapy is the first-line treatment recommended for ADHD, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
However, data from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that about half of preschoolers with ADHD were taking medication, and 1 in 4 were being treated only with medication.3
Further, only half of 4- to 5-year-olds with ADHD received behavior therapy, despite it being the recommended go-to treatment. By age 6, the so-called “best practice guidelines” for ADHD include treatment with both medication and behavior therapy.
It’s a sad state of affairs on multiple fronts, the first of which surrounds the accuracy of ADHD diagnoses. Misdiagnosis is common, which means many children may be taking medications unnecessarily. The other glaring issue is the dangers of ADHD drugs, which are immense.
Kids taking these powerful drugs may suffer from side effects ranging from sleep problems and loss of appetite to seizures and increased heart rate, which is why alternative treatment options are urgently needed. Fortunately, one age-old option, essential oils, has shown promise in helping to relieve the symptoms of ADHD.
Here is another great resource for holistic ways to help with ADHD: CLICK HERE
Is your child affected by ADHD? Are they on medication? Have you looked into or are applying holistic solutions in your home? Please inspire us!
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