ADHD Specialist - How to Approach the Whole Question of ADHD Diagnosis
Have you heard the latest? There are now DNA home test kits available so that you can see whether your child is at risk of inheriting ADHD! What next? This is obviously full of risks and it would be much better to see an ADHD specialist. My advice would be not to bother with these kits. But how did all this come about?
The genetic link.
There is a genetic link in ADHD and many parents discover that they themselves have ADHD when they take their own kids to an ADHD specialist for diagnosis. But just by doing an analysis of the child's DNA will not predict with any accuracy whether your child is likely to be affected by ADHD. There are too many unknowns involved here.
Let us take the first one. There is no one gene, which is responsible for ADHD. Any ADHD specialist will tell you that. It seems that there are a number of environmental factors, which seem to interact with a child's genetic profile. This could be the cause of ADHD but even then, we are on uncertain territory.
Many experts claim that the main cause of ADHD is an imbalance of brain chemicals. Certainly some brain scans seem to bear this out. As you can imagine a home DNA test is not going to give you any of this information. If you are worried that your child might have this mental disorder, the only way to set your mind at rest is to see an ADHD specialist.
Getting support As regards ADHD support in the likelihood of a positive diagnosis, who can you turn to? Seeking out the best deal for your child at school under Section 504 is one way of getting the help you need.
Look for ADHD support groups in your area. Also you can find a local chapter of your CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder ). This is a major national non-profit organization, which has a wide network of centres in the USA.
Let us imagine that you have been to an ADHD specialist who may have confirmed the diagnosis. There are many things to consider but all the medical experts are agreed now that the best possible way ahead is to use some sort of parenting skills course or behaviour therapy in combination with medication.
Which medication? This will be the time to weigh up the pros and cons of conventional medications, which have caused much controversy. Then there are natural alternatives such as ADHD homeopathic remedies.
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