More than 3 million US cases per year

There has been a 42% increase in the last 8 years.

Currently, 6.1 percent of American children are being treated for ADD & ADHD

ADD/ADHD are Common, Non-Discriminatory Disorders

Learn about the Signs and Symptoms of ADD/ ADHD

Find Out The Causes and Learn about the different Types of ADD/ADHD

Get a Diagnosis and learn how to Manage Symptoms


Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD/ADHD

Alternative Approach to Balance the Brain

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) are brain disorder diagnoses usually made by a pediatrician or psychologist . It is characterized by inability to concentrate, restlessness, and impulsiveness, but can be difficult to diagnose. It may first be reported by teachers or parents. There is no single cause of ADHD. Rather, scientific research suggests the effects of many underlying causes, which taken together are expressed through each individual's genetic make up as a group of symptoms qualifying for a diagnosis of ADHD.

The standard, conventional treatment ADHD is made after a physical and psychological examination and diagnosis. The standard traditional treatment is prescription of Ritalin, Concerta, or similar psychotropic drugs to help control the symptoms. Dietary and behavioral modifications as well as counseling may be recommended.

The "doctor" Stephen Dalton at LIMA believe the research that suggests the symptoms of ADHD are the result of a biochemical imbalance in the brain.

Through a series of different and comprehensive diagnostic tests the goal is to identify the root causative factors and treat them in an effective, natural, non-drug approach. The integrative practitioner combines nutritional therapy with supplementation, correction of hormonal/mineral/vitamin/EFA deficiencies, detoxification, and dietary modifications in an individualized plan for each patient to re-establish balance. Combining the diagnostic skills of the traditional approach with the willingness to deal with the multi-factorial problems of ADHD in the holistic approach benefits the whole patient.

The first step is to identify the possible underlying root causes/risk factors which may contribute to the symptoms of ADD / ADHD. The following are the most common categories that have been found:

Underlying Factors May Contribute to ADD / ADHD:

  1. Food & Additive Allergy & Sensitivity   
  2. Heavy and Toxic Metal Toxicity
  3. Low Protein High Carbohydrate Diet
  4. Mineral Imbalances
  5. Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency  
  6. Thyroid Disorder 
  7. B Vitamin Deficiency 
  8. Amino Acid Deficiency  

Signs & Symptoms of ADHD?

Although symptoms of the disorder vary by individual they can range from mild to severe, common signs are:

  • Difficulty focusing on things
  • Problems getting organized
  • Not listening when spoken to
  •  Trouble sitting or waiting in line
  • Constantly interrupting others

Other behaviors related to ADHD are chronic lateness and forgetfulness, anxiety, difficulty organizing, difficulty controlling anger, impulsiveness, and substance abus

Different Types of ADD / ADHD

There are several different types of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder:

ADHD is not a one-size-fits-all diagnosis, and no one knows that better than Dr. Stephen Dalton, DO.

Strategies For Managing ADHD

There are several different types of Strategies for managing ADD / ADHD:

ADD / ADHD is challenging. Dr. Dalton treats the source not just the symptom but wants you to thrive by providing strategies to help manage your health.

"Dr. Stephen Dalton, DO."

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At LIMA Lubbock we uses a series of questioners and testing along with state of the art technology to identify the offending or contributing factors to your symptoms. A customized plan is compiled directly from your test results and your nutrition questionnaire, as food allergies can have a huge impact on ADD / ADHD. Elimination of the offending foods and desensitization (allergy drops) can improve many health problems and lead to a better quality of life!

These factors are identified by means of a comprehensive medical examination including traditional and functional medicine laboratory testing.

Natural and/or Non-invasive Therapies for ADD / ADHD:

  1. Nutritional therapy
  2. Restoring the bowel ecology
  3. Allergy elimination
  4. Heavy metal detoxification
  5. Functional medicine and supplements  
  6. Hormonal and glandular support 
  7. Detoxification by rehabilitating the major drainage organs

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