The ADHD Fix
At our web site, we’ve been asking the question “If you or your child is diagnosed with ADHD, what is your biggest challenge?” At the writing of this blog, approximately 50% reported the major issue is “Performing to your potential.”
When it comes to treating the symptoms of ADHD, or changing the brain physiology that gives it its’ signature, we often talk of the use of medications. A number of effective medications have been tested to assist children and adults improve focus, attention, concentration, organizational skills, and to reduce impulsivity.
We’ve all done it. There comes a time after doing, or saying something wrong that you realize you need to apologize.
There is a great deal that has been written about foods and their impact on ADHD. I don’t believe (and there is little research to support it) that food allergies cause true ADHD. Yes, food allergies can cause behavioural changes, cognitive and physical reactions to certain foods, but that’s not ADHD.
Having ADHD can mean that often your relationships are off-and on. If the ADHD symptoms are not managed properly, those around you may think you have lost interest in them and as a result you find yourself out in the cold. Inattention to a conversation, because you are at a 9 on our focus scale (10 is totally unable to focus) is often interpreted by others as you being not interested or rude to them. Here are some strategies to help.
As a dedicated reader of this blog, I am now asking for your help. After 2 years of development, we are ready to launch a new personal training program to help use exercise to fight and prevent disease. One of the ways we want to get the word out is through a long-term television and web education program.
Children, adolescents, and adults with gifted potential often appear as though they have ADHD. Shifting from one task to another before it is completed, getting bored easily when things are not challenging, performing well below potential, and being oppositional are just a few of the traits you may see. Even more problematic is the high failure rate of gifted students. A commonly accepted statistic is that in excess of 30% of gifted high school and college students drop out of school before finishing.
We are hearing more and more research that points to a decrease in productivity within the workplace in North America. When you review the results of a recent survey by Office Time, it becomes clear that the internet may be partially responsible. Here are some startling statistics from that study when workers were questioned.
I was just about to start another ski run last week when I couldn’t quite remember the colour of the run. I am pretty much a so-so downhill skier, having just started a few years ago at the age of 50 or so, to take up the sport. I’m ok on the blue runs, but when it gets more difficult things can get scary. As I followed my friends down the hill and held on for what seemed hours, I finished the run still intact only to learn it was a double diamond run. What I noticed quite quickly was the difference in my f