AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH OF ATTENSION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVIY DISORDER IN CHILDREEN – A BRIEF REVIEW
Vd. Vishal S. Ture*, Vd. Deokumar W. Raut
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is common psychiatric disorder in children, characterized by three core group of age- inappropriate symptoms: 1) hyperactivity 2) impulsivity 3) inattentiveness: leading to secondary problems, e.g. poor scholastic performance, conduct disorder, emotional and social maladjustment, etc. In Ayurvedic approach it can be classified under Unmad. Unmad is one type of mansik vyadhi which is most common form of mental disorder. Pathogenesis occurs due to Manovahastrotasdushti in which vataprakopa and Alpsatwa takes place, sthansamshraya at Hruday (bhudinivas). In modern science except presynaptic dopaminergic agonists, there is no treatment for this disease but according to Ayurveda, Panchkarma (like Abayang, Shirodhara etc), Nootropic herbs (like Ashwagandha, Vacha, Jatamansi etc) and Satva Avjayachikista are the important therapy in this disease. The artical reviews an Ayurvedic approach of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children.
Keywords: ADHD, Unmad, Manovahstrotasdushti, Panchkarma, SatvaAvjayachikitsa.
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