Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which includes Asperger Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Rett Syndrome, are neuro-developmental and neuropsychiatric disorders of unknown etiology, though they all show a strong genetic basis. They are detected in childhood and continue into adulthood.
These disorders have a variety of consequences that negatively impact how the person processes and interprets information, their ability to focus, basic social interactions and their ability to learn.
Both ADHD and autism frequently co-occur. ADHD within ASD is present 30 - 80% of the time and the presence of ASD within ADHD is 20 - 50% of the time. Both are neurodevelopment disorders that share the phenotypic similarities.
Autism and ADHD are not mentioned in any of the classical Ayurvedic texts, but Charak Samhita, one of the most authoritative medicinal texts in Ayurveda, says that a disease that has not been described in the text by name can be understood, managed and treated based on the following principles:
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Migraine is a neurological disease, with headache being only one of several symptoms.Other symptoms include nausea, sensitivity to light, sound, and odors, body pain and inability to focus. Some people experience prodromal symptoms of focal aura and excessive yawning. If left untreated or incorrectly treated, a migraine can take anywhere from four hours to three days to run its course