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Category: ADHD

Coffee and ADHD

Overtime, many of my clients diagnosed with ADHD have asked me whether it is a good idea to drink coffee. Some of them claimed that coffee and other caffeinated drinks help them calm down, focus, and concentrate. So, before giving any advice, I decided to look at some data and research regarding this issue. And this is what I found. In general, caffeine is one of the most widespread psychotropic substances in the world. Research shows that caffeine exerts multiple effects on the brain  and thereby has been found to modulate aspects of cognition, including attention, in animal models and…

Mindfulness – Thought Defusion

  Making plans for your future and learning from your past mistakes are necessary part of our everyday life. However, the problem  comes when we are too focused on the future, which tends to make us anxious, or overly focused on our past, which can tend to get us discouraged or depressed. The trick to amazing emotional health and happy life is in finding the right balance. Mindfulness helps you see and understand your thoughts and feelings as they really are, rather than giving them too much importance or misunderstanding them completely. The technique of mindfulness is practiced by paying…

Simple, Specificic Strategies to Beat ADHD Naturally

Are you or your child struggling with ADHD or some of the symptoms?   In this post, I would like to share with you some very simple, specific, actionable strategies to beat ADHD naturally. Before we get started, a little disclaimer. Please remember that I am not a medical doctor or a psychiatrist and you should always consult your physician before changing or stopping your medication. 1. Get a proper diagnosis: It is crucial to undergo a full psychological assessment in order to be correctly diagnosed and treated accordingly. 2. Get Some Quality ZZZZ’s: You must focus on…

Simple Relaxation Techniques to Help Your Child Sleep

According to National Sleep Foundation (NSF), sleep deprivation is a problem among children in America.  According to NSF’s 2004 Sleep in America poll, more than two-thirds of children experience one or more sleep problems at least a few nights a week.  (1)  At this time, little is known about the impact of sleep disturbances on the structural properties of the developing brain.  However, according to recent research, sleep disturbances from age 2 years onwards are associated with smaller grey matter volumes. Thinner prefrontal cortex in children with adverse sleep disturbances trajectories may reflect effects of sleep disturbance…

ADHD Facts You Cannot Afford to Miss

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth ed. (DSM-5), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is defined as “persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity” that interferes with one’s daily function or development in multiple areas.  Individuals with symptoms of ADHD often fail to give close attention to details, don’t follow instructions, have difficulty organizing tasks and activities, are forgetful, and lose things.  The hyperactive component often presents itself as inability to sit still, excessive talking, and a need for constant movement.  Children with ADHD often struggle at school…