November 20, 2017   
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Kaartik Gupta, Clinical Psychologist at AKGsOVIHAMS & Prof. Dr. A. K. Gupta delivered a delebration on “ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) –  A Psychological and Homoeopathic Perspective” in the recent CME of  Delhi Homoeopathic Medical Association (DHMA) held at Amir Khusro Auditorium of  Delhi Public Library.

He talked about the conditon of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its probable causes and the diagnostic criteria for identifying and diagnosing a child with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that is characterised by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that is problematic and affects the overall development of the child. It is one of the most common childhood problems with a worldwide prevalence of 5.29%.

ADHD mainly comprises of three features – inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

ADHD is NOT DUE to bad parenting!

Symptoms of Inattention

  • Is unable to complete the task that he/she started with
  • Does not listen to or respond at once
  • Seems to be in his/her own world at times
  • Makes silly/careless mistakes like reading the question wrong or misreading the symbols
  • Is unable to follow 2-3 instructions together
  • Needs to be told the same thing repeatedly
  • Does not pay attention to details
  • Is easily distracted
  • Is forgetful in daily activities
  • Does not like tasks that require sustained attention

Symptoms of Hyperactivity and Impulsivity

  • Fidgets with hands or legs
  • Is unable to sit at a place for long; gets up from seat even when he/she is required to be seated
  • Is always “on the go”
  • Cannot play quietly
  • Finds it difficult to wait for his/her turn
  • Speaks or answers even before the question is completed
  • Talks excessively
  • Interrupts or intrudes on others
  • Appears disorganised or mess

Kaartik Gupta stressed on the role of behaviour therapy in the treatment of ADHD, suggested techniques for enhancing the attention span of the child with ADHD, and cleared a commonly held myth clarifying that ADHD is NOT CAUSED due to bad parenting. He paid special emphasis on the role of parents and teachers in the treatment process, and also suggested some useful techniques for improving the attention span of the child which would in turn help in the overall better management of the child.

Prof. Dr. A. K. Gupta shared 2 such cases of ADHD that he had seen and treated at his AKGsOVIHAMS clinic through homoeopathic medicines. He emphasised on the importance of considering the individual differences and adopting a holistic approach even when treating ADHD as no two individuals with ADHD can be the same. With the vast experience of 40 years he shared numerable interesting experience of his here in India and abroad. Also told about the very first Book on the Psychological and Behavorial problems of the children written by him as “The Problem Child and Homoeopathy”.

Dr. Deepak Sharma Secy. DHMA said while welcoming that the cases of such tyopes are increasing because of the calculative mind of the people. He praised about the Presentation of Kaartik Gupta & Dr.A.K.Gupta among the big gathering of doctors. He invited the youngsters to come forward for the scientific activities of the association.

President Dr. V.P.Singh honoured & felicitated Prof. Dr.A.K.Gupta with a Shawl and introduced to the gathering about the opening of his AKGsOVIHAMS Medical Centre in Pitam Pura. He mentioned about that visit of Dr. Gupta after 10 years but with happiness that this time accompanied by son Kaartik Gupta ,Clinical Psychologist. Vice President Dr. Joshi presented an Appreciation Award to Kaartik Gupta for his contribution .

The CME was great  success as it recognised and encouraged the professionals to document their cases and provide enough evidences to prove the efficiency of Homoeopathic system of medicine in the treatment of various physical and psychological illnesses.

Dr.A.K.Gupta, MD(Hom.),

Founder Director- AKGsOVIHAMS

President- Homoeopathic Medical Association of India (HMAI),Delhi

M: +91-9811341238 , E mail- drakgupta@ovihams.com

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