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It is well known in the last several years that diagnoses of ADD and ADHD have risen. It isn’t because it's increasing in numbers, it's due to more efficient ways of noticing the symptoms. Still, if your child is having issues in school, it may be that he's having trouble concentrating. Likewise, if you find yourself having issues taking care of the things you have on your to-do list, you may also have an attention disorder. Here are some classic signs:

Inattention

Part of inattention often involves issues noticing or paying attention to details to the point that careless mistakes are being made in daily activities, following through on instructions, losing things necessary for daily tasks, forgetting parts of daily activities or avoiding tasks that require long periods of mental work. If there is a problem with all or most of these, there may be a problem with attention.

Hyperactivity

Are there times where your child fidgets endlessly or has to move even though he's sitting down? Does he leave a seat when situations expect him to remain seated? Often, these movements may go unnoticed by the person doing them, but it’s usually a sign of hyperactivity. Excessive running, climbing or other inappropriate actions due to restlessness are also typical. These things are often accompanied by excessive talking or noise, and we characterize them by statements like “on the go” or “driven by a motor.” While some part of this is normal, if there is a problem following social cues, it may be due to an attention disorder.

Impulsivity

For children, this may mean they blurt out answers before the questions are finished, have difficulty awaiting their turn for things or they interrupt activities and conversations. For adults, these can also happen, but impulsively going on shopping sprees or the need to interrupt daily routines with impulsive activities can also be signs. It’s important to note that these things can also be explained by other disorders, but in order to diagnose, doctors must see clear impairment in social, academic or occupational functioning as well as a history of the symptoms before age 7. Doctors will often want to rule out other diagnoses, as they should, before deciding if an attention disorder is actually the cause.

LENS Therapy Can Help

Medications don’t have to be the answer to solving attention deficit disorders. There are less invasive and healthier ways of dealing with the symptoms and improving cognitive function. Harmonized Brain Centers in Nashville works by using LENS therapy in order to help with conditions like ADD and ADHD. They also help with other neurological issues like depression, mood disorders and traumatic brain injuries. While relatively new to Nashville, the company has been established for more than three years while the treatment has been around for nearly three decades. If you want more information, you can GO HERE. You can also visit the website at harmonizedbraincenterstn.com.