Updated on 15. November 2021 from ÁYIO-Q Redaktion
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Mental aspects of ADHD
Only in recent years has ADHD in adults come into medical focus. In the meantime we know that up to two thirds of the affected children still show behavioural problems later in life. In addition, ADHD is among the most important risk factors for mental illness in adulthood.1
A recent study from Korea came to the following conclusion: children with ADHD often suffer from anxiety and depression in adolescence and as young adults. They have much lower self-esteem than healthy peers and are more prone to alcohol problems and suicidal thoughts.2
The underlying triggers of ADHD do not only lead to hyperactivity, impulsive actions and a disturbance in the ability to concentrate. Affected individuals also show a change in the control of emotions. Scientists suspect that patients with ADHD receive conflicting emotional signals. This makes it easy to misjudge and draw the wrong conclusions in stressful situations.3
A research study of more than 7000 adults found that people with ADHD perceive the world around them much more negatively than healthy individuals. The individual’s sense of happiness is highly dependent on the extent of ADHD symptomatology.4
No wonder emotional dysregulation, along with feelings of unhappiness, can lead to depression and anxiety. For this reason, it is enormously important to transform negative emotions such as dissatisfaction, sadness and anger into positive emotions such as contentment, joy of life, gratitude and balance. Naturopathy knows several ways to balance the emotional state. This also increases the chances of managing a condition like ADHD and achieving a state of health.
Real progress can only be achieved if those affected take responsibility for themselves and are convinced of the success of the measures implemented. Thus, in the sense of a placebo effect, the incredible power of the human mind can be unfolded, which in turn activates the self-healing powers of the body and raises the life energy to a higher level.5
Overview of ADHD treatment options
In therapies for adults and children with ADHD, doctors primarily rely on medications containing the active ingredient methylphenidate. The best known is the drug Ritalin from the group of amphetamines, which has a stimulating effect on the brain. Due to the sometimes serious side effects, critical voices have meanwhile been heard from the medical profession.6,7
Naturopathy takes a completely different approach to ADHD. As already mentioned, the disease is often based on allergy or food intolerance. Eggs, wheat (white extraction flour) and cow’s milk in particular can increase ADHD symptoms. That is why alternative practitioners and naturopathic doctors first carry out a detoxification and deacidification of the body as well as an intestinal cleansing .
Another important pillar is the change of diet . In the sense of a Mediterranean diet, those affected should eat a wholesome and varied diet with a high proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables. In addition, it is advisable to drink up to 1.5 liters of living spring water every day. ADHD patients should avoid fast food, processed foods (recognizable by the E-numbers on the packaging), sweets and cola drinks altogether.
If there is an undersupply of certain vitamins, minerals or omega-3 fatty acids, appropriately dosed dietary supplements may be considered. Adequate exercise in the fresh air ensures that excess energy is dissipated.
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 Chung YR et al. ADHD, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and alcohol problem in Korean juvenile delinquency. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Mar;99(11):e19423.
 Musser ED, Nigg JT. Emotion dysregulation across emotion systems in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2019 Jan-Feb; 48(1): 153-165.
 Stickley A et al. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and happiness among adults in the general population. Psychiatry Res. 2018 Jul;265:317-323.
 Nocebo and placebo effect: the enormous power of the human mind, at https://www.ayio-q.com, Access date 20.06.2021
 Fatal side effects with AHDS drugs, at https://www.aerzteblatt.de, Access date 20.06.2021
 Ein „Goldesel“ für die Pharmaindustrie, auf https://www.deutsche-apotheker-zeitung.de, Access date 20.06.2021