ADHD is a neurobehavioural developmental disorder impacting approximately 7% of children around the world. Characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, distractability, forgetfulness and inattention, this disorder is chronic and disrupts a child’s ability to be successful in a number of different environments. Biomedical treatment of ADHD focuses on identifying weaknesses in a child’s system through individualized testing. By assessing children on an individual basis, a treatment protocol can be developped focused on underlying issues resulting in dramatic improvement in symptoms and quality of life.
Many children with ADHD suffer with sleep issues, digestive problems, chronic infections and anxiety. Biomedical treatment addresses the physical and neurodevelopmental aspects of this chronic disorder. Some of the most common treatment strategies include identifying and removing food allergies and chemicals in food such as food dyes. Another very well researched and successful intervention is using essential fatty acid supplementation to improve focus, attention and impulsivity.