What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)?

The cause of ADHD symptoms might be different for different people. Studies have come up with various triggering factors or conditions which could either cause ADHD symptoms or in some cases aggravate the existing ADHD symptoms.

The updated FDA guidelines for diagnosing ADHD states that anything that may contribute to inattention should be checked before confirming an ADHD diagnosis.

What are the triggering factors that might either cause ADHD or aggravate ADHD symptoms?

Some of the triggering factors of ADHD symptoms are:

  • Household products
  • Environmental culprits
  • Food allergies
  • Electromagnetic radiation sensitivity
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Vision problems
  • Auditory problems etc.

You should understand, how each of these triggers are affecting you and identify the factors triggering ADHD symptoms in you.

How difficult is it to understand all the factors contributing to your ADHD?

Understanding all of the factors contributing to your ADHD is difficult as there might be multiple and different factors contributing to ADHD in different people. But the only way to get rid of ADHD is to first understand all the factors contributing to ADHD and finding the ones affecting you.

As the age old saying says “Nothing is impossible”…understanding all the factors could be difficult but not impossible.

What is the process to find the cause of your ADHD/ADD?

Finding out the cause of ADHD symptoms specific to a person is a multi-step process

  • Get acquainted with all the proven triggering factors of ADHD symptoms.
  • Understand each of them thoroughly.
  • Identify whether any of the triggering factor are affecting you.
  • Look for improvements in your ADHD symptoms by eliminating the factors affecting you.

Everyone has to take trail and error method to identify the triggering factor or factors of your ADHD symptoms.

What is the significance of Biomedical tests in the diagnosis of ADHD?

Before a person is diagnosed with neurological disorders like ADHD one should undergo certain biomedical tests to rule out the conditions which can result in ADHD like symptoms. Low iron, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, heavy metal overload, thyroid disease etc are the probable causes of ADHD symptoms in many. These biomedical tests might help to identify the root cause of ADHD symptoms.

In most of the cases once the biological causes of ADHD symptoms are identified through the biomedical test and addressed, it could help you in coming up with a thorough integrated treatment plan for addressing the underlying issues and thereby reducing/eliminating ADHD symptoms completely.

How can you identify the underlying causes of ADHD symptoms through biomedical tests?

Various studies have concluded that many people struggling with ADHD symptoms have one or more of the following underlying causes which actually cause ADHD symptoms or aggravate the existing ADHD symptoms. Let us look at some of the underlying causes of ADHD.

• Nutritional or metabolic imbalances

• Vitamin and Nutritional deficiencies

• Toxic metal accumulation

• Hidden infections etc

These factors impair the immune system of a person along with inherent genetic factors.

Due the above reason a comprehensive biomedical testing can determine the underlying cause of the neurological disorders so that the health care practitioners can come up with an appropriate integrated treatment plan, who execution could be fruitful in overcoming/reducing the symptoms of neurological disorders.

What are the tools to confirm an ADHD diagnosis?

Although there is no single test to diagnose ADHD, there are certain FDA approved ADHD assessment tools which can be used effectively by healthcare providers to support or confirm an ADHD diagnosis.

Benefits of using FDA approved ADHD assessment tests/tools for ADHD diagnosis are:

  • They improve the accuracy of ADHD diagnosis.
  • They provide quick and insightful data which helps clinicians and parents to make better decisions about ADHD.