What is ADD/ADHD?

ADD (attention deficit disorder) & ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), are often confused and the mere diagnosis has even been denied. Many times people get confused about the terms ADD/ADHD because they believe them to be two completely different conditions; however they are all related to the same right cortical imbalances but at differing degrees/with a different number of affected pathways, which is what distinguishes them from one another.    While it may be misunderstood, underdiagnosed and misinterpreted,  ADHD  has three types, types 1,2 and 3 which are developmental disorders occurring due to an imbalance between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Most often a deficiency or weakness of the right brain compared to the left.

 

There are three forms of ADHD:

ADHD Type 1: Inattentive type (commonly known as ADD)

ADHD Type 2: Hyperactive type

ADHD Type 3: Combined type (commonly known simply as ADHD)

 

Common signs of ADHD in addition to inattention and/or hyperactivity:

 

Through a comprehensive history, and examination, identifying areas of the brain, brainstem, vestibular system and cerebellum that have dysfunction. Based upon your findings, a treatment plan will be formed that is specific to you and your condition.  Treatment may be comprised chiropractic adjustments to stimulate the deficient areas of the nervous system, as well as clinical neuroscience based rehabilitation and eye exercises. These specific exercises are vital to optimizing brain performance in a timely manner.

Some common symptoms of ADHD:

Curiosity, impulsiveness

Lack of fear, lack of inhibition

Difficulty with non-verbal communication (eye contact, facial expression)

Excellent verbal communication

Difficulty with reading comprehension, but excellent word reading

Difficulty with math reasoning (geometry, word problems), but excellent algebraic skills

Difficulty carrying out tasks, but great at planning them

Difficulty with seeing the big picture

Difficulty with spatial awareness (being aware of the world around them)