ADHD: Medicin hæmmer ikke væksten!

Når man kommer til BUC med sit barn og får barnet udredt og efterfølgende medicineret, så er protokollen meget striks i forhold til krav om vækstraten i højde og vægt, hvilket igen påvirker den medicinske behandling. Nu påviser ny research, at medicinen ikke hæmmer barnets vækst, men at den udskyder den for en periode på omkring 3 år, hvorefter væksten normaliseres igen. Dette betyder, at medicinen ikke hæmmer, men blot udskyder normalvækst.

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ADHTISM: it’s real, and it’s here …

In recent years, there has been a move to diagnose some kids with both Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the same time. At ADDspeaker, we’ve coined the phrase ADHtism to better communicate on this complex condition. Here is the explanation to why this is both important and relevant.

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ADHD: Medicin er ikke en mirakelkur!

ADHD er ikke en sygdom, og netop derfor kan man ikke forvente at ADHD-medicin er en mirakelkur imod symptomerne på dét at leve med ADHD. For faktum er, at ADHD er en medfødt, genetisk/neurobiologiske, psykisk lidelse, en udviklingsforstyrrelse der gør at ens hjerne vokser med 30-40% forsinkelse på vigtigt områder af vores hjerne, primært på hæmningskontrollen. Derfor er ADHD ikke en sygdom, men en lidelse, og denne lidelse skal behandles med både medicin OG terapi, ellers får man ikke “styr på lortet”, blot “mere lort på styret” … Her forklarer jeg hvorfor det hænger sådan sammen.

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ADHD: Adult ADHD is overlooked and causes 50% higher mortality!

Around 6% of the World’s population suffers from ADHD, and as ADHD is a specific neurodevelopmental disorder, that we are born with and will die with, it is very important to get diagnosed and treated – regardless of your age and gender, since we now know that just having ADHD, on average shortens your life by 12.7 years and gives you a lifetime increased risk of an unnatural early death (mortality rate) which is 50% above what is normally seen in a population. So let’s get you screened for ADHD, right here, right now – in 9 questions …

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ADHD: Girls are 50% less likely of being diagnosed due to discrimination

Deliberately having excluded the more internalised symptoms of ADHD (Mind Wandering and Emotional Dysregulation) in modern diagnosis of ADHD, we’ve caused a very skewed and sex discriminating clinical practice, which not only causes that less than 50% of girls who clearly present with ADHD (internalizing) symptoms, get a diagnosis, and those who are lucky enough to do so, are around age 12 before the are recognised and can begin treatment. This is way too late, as girls aged between 12-15 years, are 2x more like to become pregnant, and 3.6x more likely to become parents, than same aged girls, without ADHD!

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