Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition
that affects 8-10% of school-aged children in Singapore.
Generally, it manifests as difficulties in paying attention
or concentrating and impulsive behaviour. Children affected
by ADHD also find difficulty in following instructions and are
easily bored or frustrated with tasks. They tend to be restless
and are impulsive, not stopping to think before they act. These
behaviours occur more often than usual compared to other children
and are more severe in a child with ADHD to a point where it interferes
with a child’s ability to function at school and at home.
Progressively, in adulthood, individuals
with ADHD may have difficulty with time management,
organizational skills, goal setting, and employment. This
often strains friendships and relationships.
Many ADHDs are gifted and intelligent. They can be very creative. However, their inability to focus and stay on task often leads to poor performance and under-achievement. They often find it difficult to complete tests and examinations. This tends to lead to low self-esteem which can spiral into major social and behavioural problems.
Recognising that ADHD is essentially a brain or neuro-developmental condition, Spectrum routinely conducts qEEG brain mapping to look into brain-related factors that could lead to symptoms of ADHD. We can determine the different subtypes of ADHD through qEEG brain mapping. More importantly, brain mapping allows us to determine how one utilizes his or her brain while engaged in certain tasks such as reading and writing. One of the hallmarks of ADHD is an excess of a type of brain wave called Theta (4-7Hz). QEEG brain mapping will allow us to localise any anomalies in brain activity, and thereafter design a brain exercise program tailored to the specific ADHD profile.
Beyond inherent brain factors that contribute to symptoms of ADHD, hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) is also conducted. This is important as nutritional imbalances can aggravate restless and impulsive behaviour. Listed below are some of the common physical health profiles of ADHD documented by many research papers:
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