Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. It is believed to affect 3 to 5 percent of American children. Diagnosis is typically made during the elementary school years, and symptoms can last into adulthood.
ADHD tends to run in families, and some studies have shown that if a parent has been diagnosed, the child has a 50% or higher chance of having it.
ADHD can interfere with a child’s ability to learn and socialize with peers, causing emotional distress and frustration. The good news: there are effective natural treatment options that can have a tremendous impact on your child’s behavior and success in school.
As a Naturopathic Pediatric Physician, Dr. Kiera Smialek is well-versed in using safe, effective, natural treatments. She will listen carefully to you and your child and create an individualized treatment plan that may include:
More information: Naturopathic Treatments for ADHD.