ADHD: treatment and prognosis
You can not only, you have to help a child with ADHD. However, it's not so much about medications (which are often prescribed too fast), but rather about caring about the child, combined with professional help.
First and foremost, you can strengthen your child's self-esteem by treating him with understanding and love. This includes a soulful and empowering body contact.
If your child shows an excessive urge to move and can not concentrate well, it needs your full support and intensive help. Whether it be to complement possibly appropriate therapeutic measures effectively, or to make them not even necessary.
A premature administration of Ritalin (active substance: methylphenidate), directed at the prevention of disturbing childhood behavior, would justify this frequently expressed prejudice. It can not be ruled out that such abuse actually takes place.
German and European treatment guidelines recommend the use of methylphenidate (Ritalin) and other medicines only as part of a total therapeutic strategy or multimodal treatment, rather than as a sole measure.
So far, little. Advocates of the use of methylphenidate (Ritalin) refer to its long-standing use for over half a century (1959). However, this question has not been scientifically worked out so far.
You can see it that way. Especially when the relatively straightforward administration of a drug is preferred to the relatively (time) consuming help in other ways.
According to the scientific guideline "Hyperkinetic Disorders" of the German Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy the usefulness of the following therapeutic measures is not available or not proven:
The following caregivers, professionals, and institutions are part of the network that should provide you and your child with the best possible support and care to overcome the ADHD issue through co-ordinated communication and action:
According to the experts, there is ADHD in all age groups. It used to be thought that the behavioral problems grow out during puberty.
If a child with ADHD is not helped, he or she faces serious social problems and consequential damage, which can sometimes lead to a lifelong impairment.
Yes, the risk of accidents is statistically six times higher for people with ADHD.