A Disorder or a Gift?
ADHD is one of those “ailments” that cannot really be classified as a sickness or disease, and really little is known on the subject of how ADHD occurs in kids or even adults. In many cases, ADHD can cause someone to be socially ostracized, it can lower productivity in the wrong situations, and it can be difficult for others to deal with if not understood with the right facts and taken in a realistic light.
ADHD is one of those problems that might just not be a problem, however if left unchecked and dealt with like simply just another behavioral issue, it could lead to resentment and a worsening of the ADHD.
While many doctors say that there is no clear answer, a few psychiatrists have attributed ADHD to a main cause that happens deep in brain processes. The mind takes in and filters massive amounts of information. Every color, every noise, every stimulation is a bit of information that the brain takes in through the senses and places into normal processes. One of the mind’s most major jobs is filtering through this endless supply of information and categorizing it into useful information and not so very useful information. When this occurs, the mind simply discards the information it does not need and keeps what it thinks it does.
In the case of someone with ADHD, that filter may be a little less fine than someone else’s. They will actually take in and process far more information than a normal person would, often resulting to an inability to seemingly concentrate on any one thing at a time. When this occurs, behavioral problems can occur because curiosity and hyperactivity happen to the person who is affected. While this may seem like a “problem” ADHD can often result in massive amounts of creativity and the ability to pick up things unbelievably fast.
Should ADHD be “treated”?
ADHD is a very common condition; often caused by too much TV as young children or that is simply the way the child or person is. Even the education system cannot handle the creativity that a child with ADHD can produce, and in a very rigorous and structured environment, this might make someone with this disorder very uncomfortable. MD’s are always prescribing drugs with very harmful side affects and can turn your child into what many refer as “Adderall Zombies”.
It is important to note that it is necessary to keep the individual’s ability to concentrate, so lots of TV and sugar will make this a problem. Also, giving soothing herbs and using aromatherapy will allow the individual to concentrate and relax. Not having the ability to relax is a big part of ADHD, so getting the person to relax through use of lavender and chamomile may be a very affective and soothing way to get the child to sit down and actually get the homework done. Once again, stay away from much of these psych medications as they can adversely damage creativity and be accompanied by very bad side effects.