Homeopathy in ADHD
ADHD is a condition involving inattention and hyperactivity. Though it is a condition usually diagnosed in childhood, many adults continue with inattention even in adulthood while hyperactivity tends to reduce with the age. Most ADHD adults can subtly fidget their way through meetings, checking their e-mails, tapping constantly at their feet, or having constant movements of hands or getting up frequently to go to washroom.
Inattention, however, tends to persist. Adults with ADHD often have difficulty keeping schedules, managing time, keeping appointments and following through with tasks. Most ADHD modern medications work by increasing the activity of one or both of two chemicals, dopamine and norepinephrine, but have a lot of side effects. Children with ADHD, as well as adults, can be helped with safe, homeopathic medicines. Some of the commonly indicated remedies are:
- ZINCUM MET: There is often a history of undeveloped eruptions or suppressed eruptions and exanthemas. The feet are in continued motion; cannot keep them still. Repeats all questions before answering them. Low-spirited at noon; lively in the evening or vice versa.
- LYCOPODIUM: There is a restlessness of the lower limbs which comes on when he thinks of going to sleep and this prevents sleep until midnight. It is often a very distressing feature. Drawing, tearing in the limbs at night; better by warmth of bed and motion.
- KALI BROM: Loss of memory. Must do something-move about; gets fidgety. Amnesic aphasia; can pronounce any word told, but cannot speak otherwise. Children are prone to night terrors. The person is nervous, restless; cannot sit still, must move about or keep occupied; hands and fingers in constant motion; fidgety hands and twitching of fingers. Loss of memory; forgets how to talk; absent-minded; had to be told the word before he could speak it Depressed, low-spirited, anxious, feel as if they would lose their minds. Restlessness and sleeplessness due to worry and grief. Night terrors of children, grinding teeth in sleep, screams, moans, cries; horrible dreams, cannot be comforted by friends. Somnambulism Stammering; slow, difficult speech.
- TARENTULA: The patient is restless, fidgety and hurried. She is in constant motion, though walking worsens her. Suddenly changing moods, fancies or strength. Lacks control. Crafty and cunning. Selfish. Destructive, destroys whatever she can lay hand on, tears her clothes etc. Throws things away. Malingering; when there are no observers, there is no hysteria; when attention is directed to her, she begins to twitch, feigns fainting, insensibility, but looks sideways to observe the effect on those around her. A detailed history followed by constitutional homeopathic medicines should help people with ADHD.