The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder which is also known as ADHD is a chronic condition. It is mainly considered to affect children, but there are possibilities that even adults can be affected by it. It can have an impact on their emotions, behavioural pattern and it can also affect their ability to learn new things.

What are the symptoms of the different types of ADHD

Predominantly Inattentive ADHD

  • Can get easily distracted and are prone to missing out on many details
  • Have the tendency to get bored easily
  • Face trouble when they have to focus on a single task
  • They move slowly, and it feels like they are daydreaming 
  • They have the tendency to process information very slowly and less accurately as compared to others
  • Find it really difficult to follow instructions and directions 

Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD

  • They are fidgety and feel restless most of the time
  • They have a habit of taking constantly 
  • Find it really difficult to engage in quiet activities 
  • They are very impatient 
  • They are the ones who immediately blurt out answers and comments which can be inappropriate at many times 
Some drugs can help you treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but they might have some side effects like sleep problems, mood swings, loss of appetite, heart-related issues, suicidal thoughts or actions.

What are the things that need to be done that can help you manage the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Avoid food colourings and preservatives: certain food colourings and preservatives might result in the increase of the hyperactive behaviour in some kids. You need to avoid such foods which contain these colourings and preservatives which include the following:
  • Sodium benzoate: this is mainly found in beverages that are carbonates, salad dressings and fruit juice products. 
  • FD & C Yellow No. 6 ( sunset yellow): this is mainly found in breadcrumbs, candy, cereals and also soft drinks. 
  • FD & C Yellow No. 5 ( tartrazine): this is usually found in foods like pickles, granola bars, yoghurt and also cereal. 
Make sure you spend some quality time outside: children that spend some quality time outdoors are considered to have been benefited as their concentration span has improved. Being out in nature seems to have a positive effect on the minds of these young kids. Having a regular exposure tends to be beneficial to people who suffer ADHD.

The behavioural or parental therapy: for the children with a severe case of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioural therapy can be beneficial. This concept primarily works on resolving the specific problem behaviours and also offer various solutions to help prevent them. This could also include setting up some goals and rules for the child.

There are some supplements like zinc, vitamin B-6 and magnesium that could be useful when you want to deal with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but taking the supplements or medications like armodafinil or modafinil without the knowledge of a doctor can be harmful. Thus taking recommendations and following them is what is more advisable.