ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN ADHD: A CRITICAL REVIEW
Mental health of children is becoming prime concern, as mental disorders are increasing very haste. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one such complex neuro-behavioural disorder that affect not only the life of child, it potentially affects the harmony, social setup and even economical responsibilities of the family. ADHD is estimated to affect 2-17% in India and in Jaipur 9.7% aged 12 and under when diagnosed with DSM-5 criteria. According to DSM-5, Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by persistent pattern of inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity. Academic, cognitive, behavioural, emotional, and social functioning of the child are also affected. In contemporary science some FDA approved drugs used to minimise the symptoms of ADHD but its long-term use has side effects to deal with. In Ayurveda it can be correlated with Unmada vyadhi. For mental disorders ayurveda has multidimensional approach so in this scientific paper authors have critically analysed and compiled various research papers available on Google scholar, Pubmed and other web of science databases. So, this paper would be helpful in understanding pathophysiology and the management of ADHD in Ayurveda way.
Keywords- Ayurveda, Inattention, Hyperactivity, Manas prakriti, ADHD
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