Learn more about Attention Deficit Problems

Blog posts on ADD and ADHD

Below are several excellent articles to help people understand and work with attention deficit problems, whether on the mild or clinical end of the spectrum.

ADHD and Sleep

Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits

How Exercise Boosts Brain Function

Free Guided Meditations

NDD (Nutrition Deficit Disorder)

A Natural Fix for ADHD

Social and Cultural Influences on ADHD

Epidemic of Attention Deficit Disorder

ADDitude Magazine is a wonderful online resource on how to treat Attention Deficit without medication.

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  1. I enjoyed reading this, thank you.

    There is another important differential diagnosis well worth mentioning. Symptoms resulting from traumatic experiences can overlap with ADHD symptoms. Point being, trauma may be an underlying cause of symptoms and should be assessed – this could change the treatment approach considerably. To learn more, check out the following: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23561240

    … and for a list of symptoms common to both PTSD and ADHD, please see:
    http://untappedbrilliance.com/ptsd-vs-adhd/

    Also, if you want to learn more deeply about ADHD, I recommend the book “Scattered: how ADHD originates and what you can do about it” by Gabor Mate. This book is informed by years of personal and clinical experience, and provides some of the best explanations I have found for explaining how the “disorder” works.

    I am hopeful that ADHD treatment is advancing in a positive direction. Certainly I have seen that stimulant meds can help, but personally I am interested in incorporating non-pharmaceutical treatment approaches such as meditation and nature time.

    Do others have thoughts/opinions/experiences on the topic?

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