Before seeking any help from any medical specialist the parents if they are little eager to know the behavior of their child, can themselves identify whether their child is ADHD. Every mental sickness / disorder or abnormality is represented by certain peculiar signs and symptoms. If he parents are keen observers than it is not too difficult for them to recognize abnormalities of child. Mineral, nutrients, and vitamin deficiencies and inadequacies in our daily diet cause most of our problems and diseases.
Zinc is valuable mineral and nutrient that has significant role to play in enzyme related activity and metabolic process of body, especially related to nervous system. Zinc is integral part of most of the metabolic enzymes of our body. Many enzymes depend on zinc for their metabolic activity.
The primary action of zinc is on the central nervous system of humans producing state of nervous excitability and irritability, followed soon or later by profound cerebral depression and melancholia. The nervous system of a typical zinc patient is very agitated, excited and always in state of tension. What is most marked feature of zinc fidgetiness of central nervous system? The fidgetiness of central nervous system of zinc gets reflected in the lower extremities in the form of fidgetiness. The fidgetiness and restlessness of feet or of legs is very characteristic symptom of zinc. This symptom in zinc is of so tremendous and paramount value / significance that in cases where zinc is indicated, this symptom must be presents in bigger or lower grade. If this symptom of fidgetiness pertaing to the whole person or central nervous system is not present; than zinc is almost contra indicted or rarely indicated.
In the primary stage of eruption of diseases, be it any where on the body, where zinc is indicated, there must be excitability of nervous system. Under the heightened excitability of nervous system the zinc patient becomes very sensitive to voices especially howling of dogs or talking of human beings. The nerves of such a patient are always no edge. He feels an internal state of tension and anxiety that makes him or her move all the time. This moving or movement of legs relives his mental tension in great proportion
The second symtomatology of zinc pertaining to central nervous system, subsequently ADHD, is the brain fag or nervous exhaustion. There is always present a neurasthenic sate of nerves in the form of reluctance to work, sustainability of mental labor for long , lethargy and dullness of intellectual faculties. The nervous tissue of zinc patient becomes easily worn out and exhausted than repaired. His nerves are always worn out, fatigued and exhausted. Prostration of mental as well as physical is well marked where zinc is indicated. In the course of development of diseases, the excitability of central nervous system may yield to or give way to cerebral depression, apathy, indifference on the mental plane and languor lethargy, exhaustion on physical plane.
There is great co- relationship between zinc and development of ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is mostly characterized by deficit attention, absent mindedness ,lack of attention, lack of concentration, lack of memory, abstraction of mind , distraction of mind and typical brain fag on the mental plane accompanied by hyper activity, restlessness on the bodily plane. The pathogenesis of zinc has produced both these states in its proving.
The deficiency of zinc mineral in blood plasma may trigger ADHD. The main problem of ADHD child is fixing and focusing his or her attention on particular idea, subject or studies.. The thread of memory and conversation is not continuous and this has lapses or gaps of memory for short stretch of time. The ADHD child can not concentrate on any idea or subject for any length of time. It is interrupted by gaps. His brain is easily exhausted. He can not recollect things as fast as the normal child can pick up. It is why he can not remember his lesions well in the classroom.
One characteristic symptom of in estimate value in ADHD conditions is that the child repeats everything said to him or asked him. If the teacher in classroom or mother at home asks any question like what are the uses and abuses of internet? The child repeats whole question verbally before answering the question. He will repeat like this you mean “uses and abuses” than will answer correctly. He knows the answer but his brain is so blank that he can not grasp the ideas quickly. That is why he repeats the question first before answering. He can not answer instantly because of lack of attention or blackout of his brain for few seconds. By repeating the question the patient gains much time to collect his faged energy to replenish himself. This type of mental behavior is typical of constitutional zinc child.
The child may display hyperactivity of his body, restlessness and fidgetiness of feet in the classroom or at home by moving his extremities while sitting; his extremities especially feet will be in constant fidgety motion. This unconscious gesture/conduct greatly relieves the zinc child of his inner mental state of anxiety and tension. The zinc child may also show some signs of impulsivity in his behavior by responding spontaneously in state of anger and anxiety.
If in addition to fidgetiness of feet the child imay also be in the habit of night walking during sleep called somnambulism; or ha displays some other neurological symptom like trembling and twitching, than the prescription of zinc is double confirmed. The zinc child is very susceptible to sleep walking due to distraction of memory and mind.
In brief, it may be said that zinc deficiency may trigger symptoms of typical ADHD in a typical zinc constitutional child. .On the mental plane it is represented by repeating of sentences before answering and by fidgetiness of extremities on the physical plane by moving these constantly.
If by the way, you encounter such a child in your own home or anywhere, don’t rush for zinc supplements; give the child one doze of high energy of zinc 10m or cm. He will gain his deficient power of comprehension and lack of attention with calming down his central nervous system