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Bio Energy Medical Center

Integrative Health Care & Medical Center located in Ann Arbor, MI

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), affects about 35% of children in the United States. Conventional medical treatment, while sometimes effective, may put children under 6 at risk of toxicity. Bio Energy Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, uses homeopathic treatment and bio-medical approaches to reduce the behavioral effects of these conditions. Call today to learn how your child may benefit.

ADD and ADHD Q & A

What is ADD/ADHD?

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are now considered the same disorder and called ADHD. We arbitrarily divide this into three groups—those who are primarily the inattentive type (problems with focus, easily distractible, forgetful, and problems with follow through—this was formerly referred to as ADD), the hyperactive/impulsive type (always moving/fidgeting, can’t wait their turn, interrupt frequently, and are impulsive), and the combined type (symptoms of both types).

How common is ADHD?

The estimates vary, but the current government numbers put the figure of ADD/ADHD diagnosis at 9% of teenagers in the US. It is more common in boys than girls with almost 13% of boys and 5% of girls with the diagnosis.

What is different about treatment of ADD/ADHD at Bio Energy Medical Center?

Like most psychiatric diagnoses, the label of ADHD does not tell you about the underlying cause. Many people with ADHD have problems with a fundamental biochemical process called methylation. Supporting this issue with the proper methylation support supplements can make a huge difference in behavior. Sometimes, the behavior is driven by brain inflammation or irritation by a neurochemical called glutamate. Fixing these problems can make a huge difference. Starting with a complete profile of a patient’s chemistry can make a big difference in outcome.

Are there any options other than stimulants to treat ADD/ADHD?

Yes. We always start with identifying underlying issues than can be treated. If these are unsuccessful, there are other non-medicine options for treatments like neurofeedback. There are a number of neurofeedback centers that are well versed in treating ADD/ADHD. As a last resort, there are non-stimulant medications than can be used successfully to treat ADD/ADHD. Please schedule an appointment at Bio Energy Medical Center to discuss the best treatment options for you and your child.