Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) With Homeopathic Approach) within children - homeopathy360

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) With Homeopathic Approach) within children


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.

Children with ADHD may also struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school. Symptoms sometimes lessen with age. However, some people never completely outgrow their ADHD symptoms. But they can learn strategies to be successful.

While treatment won’t cure ADHD, it can help a great deal with symptoms. Treatment typically involves medications and behavioral interventions. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in outcome.

Symptoms of ADHD

The primary features of ADHD include inattention and hyperactive-impulsive behavior. ADHD symptoms start before age 12, and in some children, they’re noticeable as early as 3 years of age. ADHD symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, and they may continue into adulthood.

ADHD occurs more often in males than in females, and behaviors can be different in boys and girls. For example, boys may be more hyperactive and girls may tend to be quietly inattentive.

There are three subtypes of ADHD:

  1. Predominantly inattentive: The majority of symptoms fall under inattention.
  2. Predominantly hyperactive/impulsive: The majority of symptoms are hyperactive and impulsive.
  3. Combined: This is a mix of inattentive symptoms and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms.

Children with ADHD may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Fail to pay close attention to details or make careless mistakes in schoolwork.
  • Have trouble staying focused on tasks or play.
  • Appear not to listen, even when spoken to directly.
  • Have difficulty following through on instructions.
  • Struggle with organizing tasks and activities.
  • Avoid or dislike tasks that require focused mental effort, such as homework.
  • Frequently lose items needed for tasks or activities.
  • Easily distracted by external stimuli.

Hyperactivity and impulsivity can also be present, and the child may:

  • Interrupt others’ conversations, games, or activities.
  • Fidget with or tap their hands or feet, or squirm in their seat.
  • Have difficulty staying seated in the classroom.
  • Be constantly on the go, in constant motion.
  • Run around or climb in situations when it’s not appropriate.
  • Have trouble playing or engaging in activities quietly.
  • Talk excessively.
  • Blurt out answers, interrupting the questioner.
  • Have difficulty waiting for their turn.

Causes of ADHD

The exact causes of ADHD are still being studied, but several factors have been identified as potential contributors:

  • Genetics: ADHD tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic component.
  • Family history: Having blood relatives with ADHD or other mental health disorders may increase the risk.
  • Environmental toxins: Exposure to environmental toxins, such as lead found in older buildings, may play a role.
  • Maternal factors: Maternal drug use, alcohol consumption, or smoking during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of ADHD in offspring.

ADHD can be caused due to separation conflict experienced as a loss of physical contact either by mother during pregnancy or by child.

Newborns suffer the conflict when they are separated from the mother at birth (put in an incubator, given up for adoption).

Children also experience separation conflicts when they are scolded, punished or abused, when a new sibling is born who gets more attention, when the parents split up, when they are not allowed to see their friends, when they have to separate from a favorite toy or pet, they like to cuddle; also, when the mother goes back to work, when they are put into daycare, kindergarten or to relatives, or when they are left with a sitter or nanny.

Homeopathic Approach to ADHD

Homeopathy shows marvelous results in cases of ADHD. Homeopathy acts on whole body, improves child’s both mental and physical health. Homeopathic medicines are safe for children and don’t produce any side effect. Homeopathic medicines improve child’s attention, reduces their hyperactivity make them calmer and more obedient. Such children can attend classes, focus on studies like normal child.

The homeopathic approach to ADHD focuses on:

  • Improving overall mental and physical health.
  • Reducing hyperactivity and impulsivity.
  • Enhancing attention and focus.
  • Promoting calmness and obedience.

Homeopathic Medicines for ADHD

Here are some commonly used homeopathic medicines for treating ADHD:

1.TuberculinumHyperactivity, restless child. Every trifle irritates him. Dissatisfied, always wants a change. Compulsivebehavior, ritualism. Despondent and morose Disposition to use foul, filthy language; to curse and swear. Horrid anger wants to throw things away. Bangs the head when angry. Malicious behavior breaks things, breaks other’s valuables.An obstinate and disobedient child.

2. TarantulaUseful in children with Suddenly changing moods, fancies, or strength. destructive, destroy whatever she can lay hand on, tears her clothes, etc. Hateful throws things away. Rolls on the ground from side to side or strikes vehemently or rolls the head and rubs it to relieve her distress. Hurried, intense, Impatient, excited and restless.

3. Veratrum AlbHyperactive, restless, disobedient. desire to cut and tear everything, especially clothes. Cannot bear to be left alone, yet persistently refuses to talk.Asks many questions.

4. StramoniumIntense emotions in a child lead to violence, which is out of control. Sudden anger. Can be destructive with striking, biting, tearing, smashing, strangling.EmotionalvulnerabilityStrong fears at night. Wakes with terror, the wild look in the eyes. Half awake, half dreaming. The child wants to sleep with the parents.Rapid changes from joy to sadness. Laughs at night weep during the day.

5. Lachesissuch children are passionate, expressive, outgoing intense. Creative, vital, lively. Constant overflowing ideas. Talks constantly, Jumps from one subject to another. Mocks make odd notions, crawls on the floor, hides, spits, laughs or is angry during spasms. Talking, singing, and whistling constantly.

  • ADHD can significantly impact a person’s life, affecting their ability to concentrate, manage tasks, and maintain healthy relationships. While conventional treatments are widely used, homeopathy offers a holistic approach to address the underlying imbalances and support overall well-being. With its individualized approach and safe nature, homeopathy can be a valuable adjunct to traditional treatment methods for individuals with ADHD.
  • homeopathy offers a holistic and individualized approach to the treatment of ADHD. By addressing the underlying imbalances and promoting overall well-being, homeopathic medicines can help individuals with ADHD improve their attention, reduce hyperactivity, and lead fulfilling lives. Consultation with a qualified homeopathic practitioner is recommended to determine the most suitable treatment plan for each individual.

About the author

Dr Priyanka Rawat

Dr. Priyanka Rawat - PG Scholar Department of psychiatry, Government homeopathic medical college and hospital, Bhopal