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Diets For Children With ADHD

Aug 27, 2008
ADHD or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not fully defined anywhere but it is indeed a legitimate psychological state of mind. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a psychological disorder that starts right from the childhood. It is psychological disease which generally changes how a child behaves, think, and feel. The ADHD children are generally very restless.

Nearly all children suffering from this disease are overactive and lacking concentration at times. The disease is not very rare in these days. A recent study ADHD says that ADHD symptoms have been found in between 3% and 5% of the school going children this disease is more common in boys. The ADHD is estimated to be 3 or 4 times more common in boys as compared to boys.

How the ADHD or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be diagnosed:
It is not easy to find whether your child is suffering from ADHD or not because the symptom in this disease are very common. To find out whether your child has ADHD or not you have to observe him closely.

The symptoms of ADHD is in small babies are different than that of older boys. It is very difficult to be diagnosed in the childhood. The infants suffering from this disease are extremely restless, crying, they also show a very poor sleep patterns. The ADHD affected babies are also difficult to feed, frequent irritability, head banging and often they rock their bed.

As it is stated earlier there are different ADHD symptoms in older children. The older children have poor concentration in their study have a week memory, impulsiveness they are in a hurry to do everything, generally lack self prestige Weak short term memory and they suffer from some abnormal sleep and appetite problems. There are also different degrees of severity.

What to do when your child is suffering:
If you think your child is suffering from ADHD or he is showing the symptoms of ADHD you should immediately contact a psychologist. Remember your child needs some care and attention from you. The ADHD disease can be fully cured.

What is the importance of diet for the children suffering from ADHD:
A diet prescribed by the experts is very necessary for a child to recover from ADHD. There are many kind of diets prescribed for the children suffering from the ADHD.

From some of the recent studies it is been found out that children suffering from ADHD may be susceptible to certain chemicals in foods. These elements or food items may increase this disorder in babies. So it is better to give the children only the prescribed diet by the expert.

What is the correct diet for the children suffering from ADHD:
You should give your child a high protein and low carbohydrate meals. Try to give him lots of fruits and vegetables and also some mineral supplements would be useful for him. You should not provide him with any dairy products especially cow's milk and no yellow and junk food for him.

You have to cut his sugar intake as much as you can because sugar is very bad for the ADHD disease and also chocolate and other sweets. Please try not to give him any fried foods. In short you have to just give him the food which is good for health. If you follow this diet plan it will help your child to recover from ADHD.
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