Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to Control ADHD Impulsive Aggression in Children

In ADHD impulsive aggression can be a troubling, yet all too common, symptom.  While some children who suffer from ADHD will seem withdrawn and unable to maintain concentration, others will be more impulsive and prone to striking out at those around them.  This can make every day life, particularly participating in social activities, a real ordeal.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, can manifest itself in many different ways.  Symptoms can include everything from lack of concentration, hyperactivity, and distractibility to impulsiveness and lack of inhibition.  Generally, when it comes to ADHD aggression is the most difficult symptom to deal with but it can be managed in the same way other symptoms are treated.

Most of us have the ability to control aggressive behavior, but in some children with ADHD impulsive aggression becomes a problem because the area of their brain that controls such behavior does not function properly.   For these children, there simply is no “off button” for anger and aggression.  What would be mundane annoyances for most of us can set off extreme, even dangerous, fits of temper in ADHD kids.

For many children with ADHD aggression can become a part of every day life.  They may actually enjoy engaging in risky behavior and even look for conflict and they will likely display a greater than usual lack of patience.  If things don’t go their way they can erupt into fits of anger and even lash out physically.  They may also have difficulty controlling their speech, blurting out insults or foul language.

As difficult as it may be to accept as part of ADHD impulsive aggression is definitely a common symptom and children who exhibit this behavior need the same kind of patience and support as any other ADHD child.  Behavioral therapy, dietary changes and the use of homeopathic remedies can all have a positive effect in terms of controlling aggression and impulsive tendencies.

Standard stimulant based medications can actually make ADHD aggression worse, so there is even more reason to avoid them if your child displays these behaviors.  Removing natural stimulants like sugar from the diet and having the child use behavioral management techniques like focused learning and yoga can have a calming effect and enable the child to better control his concentration.

Homeopathic remedies work more effectively than anything else to control the symptoms of ADHD impulsive aggression because they are formulated with proven ingredients like Hyoscyamus, Arsen iod, Tuberculinum.  Rather than just suppressing symptoms, these remedies address the neurological imbalance which causes the disorder, for more thorough and long lasting results.   And they carry none of the serious side effects of standard medications.

ADHD can be a difficult condition to deal with, especially when it manifests in impulsive or aggressive behavior, but it does not have to take over your child’s life.  With the right treatment, even the most disruptive forms of ADHD can be controlled, allowing ADHD children to lead happy, productive lives.  So don’t be scared away by your child’s aggression, find a treatment which works and you can all start feeling happy again.

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