The therapy of ADS


Hyperkinetic Syndrome (HKS), Psychoorganic Syndrome (POS), Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Syndrome, Fidgety Philipp Syndrome


ADS, the attention deficit syndrome, is the German name for ADD, the “Atention Deficit Disorder”. While the hyperactive variant of ADHD affects children who can hardly hide their attention deficit and appear through inattentive impulsive behaviour, introverted inattentive children often attract less negative attention. Learning problems are often subject to a trend.

While dyslexia was the “fad” a few years ago, ADHD, or the hyperactive variant ADHD, has often been misunderstood in recent years and therefore often misdiagnosed. It is therefore important to warn against prematurely excusing any inattentive or fidgety behaviour of a child with ADHD or ADHD. Within the framework of the diagnosis, first steps should therefore only be taken if the inattentive, sometimes impulsive behaviour has been observed over a longer period of time (about six months) in different areas of life (kindergarten/school, at home, leisure time).

Some developmental steps or events can temporarily cause such behaviour. A targeted approach is therefore sensible and should not be prematurely judged with “Yes, nothing is being done! ADS children do not only suffer from the corresponding behaviour patterns in phases.

As a rule, the behaviours manifest themselves and usually do not correspond to the age-appropriate behaviour. “Childish” behaviour – this is often how the behaviour is then described. While the hyperactive variant of ADHD is often described as the fidgety type of Heinrich Hoffmann, the ADHD type is probably more comparable with the “Hans-guck-in-the-air”.

Contrary to what one might think, this is a “tangible” clinical picture, which is why the diagnosis is ultimately also made by the paediatrician. While for a long time it was unclear what the cause of the disease was, according to the current state of research, it is mainly assumed that the transmission and processing of information between different parts of the brain in children with ADHD functions incorrectly and that various other factors (educational deficits) can intensify the symptoms in a particular way. Within the therapeutic treatment of the attention deficit syndrome ADS, a distinction is made between different measures.

This is due to the fact that each child suffers from specific ADHD symptoms which have to be treated individually. This could be summarised as follows: The cause is the same – the circumstances are individually different, therefore: individual symptoms of ADHD. In the context of ADHD treatment, it has been shown that a so-called multimodal therapy is the most promising.

A multimodal therapy is the combination of all the forms of therapy that are useful in the individual case, which build on each other and should always be in connection with each other. In principle, a distinction is made – in addition to the support of the ADHD child in the home environment – between different forms of therapy, which in turn combine different therapeutic measures. These are: As the information on the individual forms of therapy is quite comprehensive, you will find sub-pages that deal with one form of therapy each.

In the following, information on the different forms of therapy is listed first. This corresponds to a summary description. You will then find further information on the respective pages.

The rough overview is only intended to show you how varied a therapy for ADHD can or should be organised. It is intended to provide you with information so that you can take sensible measures together with the paediatrician treating you or the person you trust. – Psychotherapy and curative education for ADS

  • The nutritional therapy of ADS
  • The drug therapy of ADS