Most of us are aware of the benefits of exercise for our bodies. But it is also great for your brain. For individuals with ADHD, exercise can help them focus and leads to changes in the brain that are comparable to the effects of medications used to treat ADHD. The benefits are well worth the effort and can augment other forms of treatment for your ADHD symptoms.
Spring is the perfect time for exploring the great outdoors; camping, swimming, running or any sport that gets you outside. Make this season the most by using this opportune time to delve into activities that utilize excess energy so common … Read More
As the days grow shorter, it’s easy for all of us to get less active. If you think about it, how much more time do you spend on-line or watching TV during the winter, when in the summer you would … Read More
According to the Surgeon General, at any one time, 16% of our population will have an anxiety disorder. That means Anxiety Disorders are FOUR TIMES as common as the common cold. And some studies have indicated that as many as 25% of children with ADHD also have anxiety disorder. Here are some tips to help you recognize the symptoms of anxiety and find resources to help you manage it.
John Ratey’s book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain is a book everyone should read – whether you have ADHD or not. And we mean everyone: you, your spouse, your parents, your kids, their teachers, your … Read More
Common forms of anxiety are much more common in people who have ADHD than the general population. Half (52%) of adults with ADHD will experience general anxiety disorder during their lifetimes. There are a few easy, everyday things you can do that will help control anxiety without taking another pill. And you can start right now!
Parents know that helping their children learn to sleep through the night is more challenging when a child has ADHD. Why? Children with ADHD have twice the rate of insomnia and sleep disturbances as people who don’t have ADHD. ADHD … Read More
It’s August and school is just around the corner. For lots of students this time of year is filled with anxiety. You know the feeling – that nagging feeling that something’s just not right. Or you are having dreams about … Read More
Editor’s Note: This is the third, and final, installment in a three part series on ADHD and depression. The first post revealed that people with ADHD have a higher incidence of depression than the general population and urged all teens … Read More