Natural Relief for Attention and Memory Challenges
Researchers now believe that individuals who suffer from attention and memory challenges may have deficiencies in neurochemical functions that result in an off-balance Reticulating Activating System. The Reticular Activating System is the center of the brain that enacts arousal and stimulation, and relates to all signals within the Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS).
Although many people believe them to be simple behavioral issues, attention and memory challenges are all real dysfunctions of the Central Nervous System, not simple cases of "bad children," "trouble-making teens," or "undisciplined adults." Like a malfunctioning computer, their neural "wiring" is deficient.
The symptoms in individuals suffering attention challenges may range among the following:
- Out of control
- Under-stimulated or over-stimulated
- Disruptive behavioral patterns
- Inattentive, non-responsive, passive
- Exhibiting emotional or mental problems: anger, depression, self-destructive, etc.
- Inability to learn, remember and memorize
- Poor sleeping habits
- Gives up easily on tasks or becomes frustrated with incompletion
- Needs instant gratification
How Does This Inhibit Learning and Memory?
Association patterns called "engrams", and our memory, require constant new generation of neural connections to increase amounts of neurotransmitters and buffers in the brain. There are roughly 100 billion brain neurons to be developed, along with an incomprehensible 900 billion supporting "helper" cells called Glials. This totals one trillion cells that expect nurturing!
When the building blocks are in short supply, connectivity is difficult to fulfill. This interferes with information processing. The afflicted person gets frustrated, which inhibits the ability to take things in. Their conscious networking is over-stressed and over-worked.
Dealing regularly with such issues can cause low self-esteem, depression, acting out, and other coping methods that may not be healthy for the individual or their environment. If you believe you or your child may be suffering from attention or memory problems, contact your physician. Her or she will be able to properly diagnose your condition and may be able to help you create a treatment plan that works best for you.