Creating Waves of Awareness
CNN HEALTH | The Center For Disease Control tells us that ADHD keeps increasing after tabulating a study of children between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.
The telltale sign that this isn't just a little kids disease, if you want to call it a 'disease', when college students knock on the professor's door asking for dispensation from the regular work assignments and testing schedule. Due to their 'disease,' they ask for more time to accomplish all tasks, they should be allowed to hand in homework late, and receive more time when taking quizzes and exams.
You should also know that Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity Disorder has been around a long time. In the past, kids just learned coping techniques to get by in life. In fact, many of them thrived and succeeded in the field of their passion simply "because" they had ADHD and knew they had to work harder and smarter. They had to find ways to focus on tasks in order to 'hand in their homework on time.'
Recent statistics record an increase of 7% in 1998-2000 to 9% in 2007-2009, for both boys and girls. In some areas of the United States those figures are even higher. From 1998 to 2009, ADHD prevalence increased 10% in the Midwest and South.
Greater Awareness or Over Diagnosis
The CDC postulates the increase may be due to better diagnosis and awareness of the condition. Treatment includes medications and behavioral therapy for symptoms of restlessness, inability to focus, and impulsive behaviors. Teachers may be the first to detect these symptoms and report them to parents and school administrators.
Researchers highlighted disparities among ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Among children in families with an income under the poverty line, ADHD prevalence increased to 10.3%, and for those just above the poverty level it rose to about 11%.
ADHD prevalence is about the same across the ethnic groups that the report focused on, with the exception of Mexican children, who have consistently had lower prevalence of ADHD since 1998. Again, it's unclear whether that means this reflects a need for greater awareness and access to health care, or if children in this group are truly less likely to have the condition.
The Cost Of ADHD Research, Diagnosis, and Care
Whatever the underlying reasons for the condition's rise, a tremendous amount of money is being spent on health care and educational interventions directed at ADHD, not to mention other costs to parents. In 2005, using an estimated prevalence of only 5%, researchers estimated the societal cost of this mental illness to be about $42.5 billion.
Homeopathy Treats All Symptoms
Due to the method of homeopathic treatment. Many remedies may be used when a child comes in for observation and a set of symptoms matches the properties inherent in the medicine. The homeopath may look for the cause of ADHD behavior, which might include panic, anxiety, constant movement, facial gestures, tics, stuttering, vocalizations, etc.
The consultation may bring up issues in the relationship of family members, life events, the pregnancy and birthing experience, medications that were taken, shocks, and accidents and general history.
Dr Rafeeque, prominent HWC member, has written and published this book about drugs addictions and side effects.
We all know that substance abuse is a major health problem for every nation.
In spite of all precautions and preventive measures, the number of substance addition cases is increasing day by day. In this book the general aspects of psychotropic drugs with their addictions and consequences are dealt with. Apart from that, homeopathic aspects are considered along with indications of some homeopathic drugs.
A repertory for addiction and its ill effects are given at the end. Since homoeopathic medicines act on the mental and emotional levels of man, it can do a great deal in curing all disorders including drug dependence. But this fact is not much known to the general public due to want of awareness on the efficacy of this system.
The only way to create awareness is by curing cases with a homeopathic approach. To achieve this goal, we need to have confidence and deep understanding of the subject.
So far, many eminent homeopaths have treated cases of substance dependence with good results. I hope this book will inspire you at least superficially so that we can work on this field and go through other well-known books to extract knowledge in order to utilize our system for the benefit of humanity.