By Neil Petersen For many, the first ADHD treatment that comes to mind is medication. After all, ADHD is a condition rooted in the way the brain works, and ADHD meds seem to be the most effective technique we have for altering people’s brain chemistry in a way that reduces ADHD symptoms. But ADHD meds […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jon Johnson With attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the symptoms are chronic, so they can last for a long time. They may be severe enough to interrupt daily functioning, learning ability, social habits, and even relationships. This article takes a look at whether essential oils can be used as a form of treatment for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Could better stress management be as simple as breathing, smiling, and chilling out? 7 ways for adults with ADHD to better deal with stress. The Relaxed Response Technique 1. Stop and breathe. We are not always aware that we hold our breath when we encounter stress, so at the very beginning of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Keeping a journal is a wonderful activity for people with ADHD, it allows you to reflect on your life regularly. It becomes more obvious where your challenges lie when you have to put your experiences down on paper. As an adult with ADHD, there can be a huge amount of activity going on in your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Research shows that physical activity sparks real, positive changes in the brain that increase attention and improve mood. What’s more, exercise is an inexpensive, self-prescribed, and accessible supplemental treatment option for adults and children with ADHD. “Think of exercise as medication,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Apart from the almost immediate feeling of peace and complacency, which accompanies time spent outdoors, hiking in nature can also free your mind of obsessive thoughts. Many of us frequently find ourselves preoccupied with negative thoughts, which at best takes the enjoyment out of the moments we experience and at worst takes us down a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Florence Williams Some of the best medicine for kids with attention-deficit disorders may be extreme sports and outdoor learning. That’s good news, because not only do they need exploration, but exploration desperately needs them. By second grade, it was clear that while Zack Smith could sit in a chair, he had no intention of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carl Sherman, PhD Most adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need medication, but that’s not always enough. That’s why many experts recommend meds and psychotherapy. But as Mark, discovered recently, not all forms of therapy work particularly well for ADHD. Since being diagnosed with ADHD 10 years ago, Mark has been on, off, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.