ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a growing problem in the UK, with up to 1 in 20 children suffering from the disorder – and that doesn’t include those people, such as self-diagnosed ADHD sufferer Rory Bremner, who have learned to manage their symptoms but live under the constant strain of trying to combat their disorganisation and distractibility.
Children with ADHD find it difficult to concentrate and may be hyperactive and impulsive. They seem to react to every noise within earshot, fidget constantly, talk and question excessively, don’t listen and interrupt when you’re speaking. At school, they’re always getting into trouble, and get labelled naughty and disruptive. To make matters worse, people tend to judge you as a bad parent, and indeed many parents wonder where they’ve gone wrong.
You are not to blame and neither is your child. I believe that Retained Reflex Syndrome is at the root of ADHD. A retained Moro reflex means the child is constantly producing excess adrenaline, resulting in hyperactivity. They’re caught in a permanent state of high alert, which is exhausting for the child and those around them. A retained Stimulus Bound reflex, causing children to turn towards every visual trigger or sound, accounts for the attention deficit.
What can you do? Many parents baulk at the idea of putting their child on Ritalin or similar drugs, yet prescriptions have soared by 70 per cent in the past five years. Quite apart from worries over side effects and long-term risks, drugs don’t get to the root of the problem.
I believe that you can overcome ADHD naturally using the Mulhall Integration Programme. At the David Mulhall Centre, we conduct a thorough and non-invasive ADHD assessment and create an individual treatment programme using a range of gentle techniques tailored to your needs. Once treated, the benefits are permanent.