20 Ways to Improve ADD Symptoms Without Meds
When it comes to treating the troublesome symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder, countless people think only about medication and therapy. Here are twenty other strategies that a person can use to improve their negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder.
21 Ways to Enhance Your Life with ADD
There are hundreds of ways to enhance your life when you have Attention Deficit Disorder. Here is a short list. What are your favorite techniques for living well with Attention Deficit Disorder? Share them with the BellaOnline community by posting in the Attention Deficit Disorder Forum.
ADD and Improving Depression
With Attention Deficit Disorder, it is not a matter of simply working with the symptoms of ADD. Depression can also travel alongside of the ADD I want to share some actions that can help keep people from sliding into a serious depression or may lessen the duration and symptoms of a depression.
ADD and Internet Nutrition Resources
Healthy eating is one of the ways to help improve the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. Eating clean foods is important, since pollutants exacerbate ADD/ADHD symptoms. It is imperative to have reliable information about nutrition. EWG and Power Your Diet are two good sources.
ADD Coaching Overview
What is ADD Coaching? In the ADD Coaching model, a client with Attention Deficit Disorder works collaboratively, one-on-one, with a coach who understands Attention Deficit Disorder. The client is in charge of identifying goal areas where he wants to effect change or growth.
ADD Research About Exercise Reducing Symptoms
Studies continue to show that movement and exercise are critical for people with Attention Deficit Disorder to live their best lives. Research shows that movement is essential for folks with ADD/ADHD. Here are links to research-based articles that I find especially interesting and relevant.
Better Nutrition Helps ADD
Limiting the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder takes a multi-modal approach. Nutrition is one thing that you can control. Make your creativity work for you! Design an eating plan that satisfies your body's needs, reduces ADD symptoms, while it also helps you enjoy your meals.
Capoeira Improves ADD Symptoms
Symptoms of ADD can be improved by learning martial arts. Capoeira and Tai Chi are two lesser known martial arts that can help develop focus, social skills, and self-control. High-energy capoeira may be just the thing for a person with ADD!
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Impacts ADD
When medication is not indicated to treat symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy might be what you need to help you effectively manage any troublesome ADD/ADHD symptoms that you might have.
Coloring to Focus with ADD
If you are struggling to focus on task-related thoughts, how can you deal with your needs? When you are stressed out because ideas for that next project won't come to you, what can you do? Get in touch with your inner child! Locate a coloring page and art supplies, and then find your focus.
Controlling Food Pollutants Helps ADD
Recent Attention Deficit Disorder studies have found that pollutants can greatly affect children who might be genetically predisposed to get ADD. While parents cannot control the entire environment that their children interact with, we can feed them clean and healthful foods.
Develop Strengths with Hobbies and Your ADD Traits
Do you ever get tired of hearing about all of the problems that people with ADD have? Attention Deficit Disorder can help you develop your talents. Hobbies can be used to enhance the energy, creativity, and persistence that can come with ADD.
Exercise in Green Spaces Helps Treat ADD
Parents taking their kids with ADD into green spaces can help their family to tame the household chaos. Kids and parents get the physical and mental health benefits from exercising and spending time in the green space of natural areas. Five minutes a day is all that it takes to get the advantages!
Fidgets Help People with ADD to Focus
As a child, were you told not to fidget? What is a fidget anyway? How does fidgeting relate to Attention Deficit Disorder? Does fidgeting serve a purpose for people with Attention Deficit Disorder? Research suggests that it does!
Gardening and Attention Deficit Disorder
How can grubbing around in the dirt and gardening help Attention Deficit Disorder? There are several possible ways. Find out the benefits that gardening can have for improving the troublesome symptoms of ADD!
Green Time and Attention Deficit Disorder
How can you improve your child's concentration and impulsivity? Researchers suggest that "green time," time spent playing in green open spaces, may help reduce the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder.
Journal Writing and Attention Deficit Disorder
Writing a journal is a worthwhile activity in itself. As a tool for helping me live a good life with Attention Deficit Disorder, it is valuable.
Meditation Can Help ADD
Research is beginning to show that meditation may be able to help alleviate the symptoms of ADD. This article will explore one type of meditation that I have found useful in dealing with the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder in my life.
Meditation Outdoors Helps ADD Stress
Day after day the unrelenting stress of life can pressure us. When you have ADD, this type of stress can increase distractibility. What can you do? Take a deep breath and step away from your daily routine. Meditate in the outdoors! Lose your stress and find the clarity of mind that helps symptoms.
Music and ADD
Increased concentration and a better mood can come from the release of dopamine as a person listens to music. Both are powerful reasons to make music a part of your life. More motivation to clean house, exercise, learn math and get to sleep shows that music can help relieve the symptoms of ADD.
Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies for ADD
Adults and kids love a sweet breakfast. Why eat expensive over-processed cereals with dyes in them? Overly processed food might not bother some people, but studies have shown that it does increase the negative symptoms of ADD in other people. Try these natural, delicious breakfast cookies, instead!
Pets Can Improve Negative Symptoms of ADD
When I look around at friends, family, and acquaintances with Attention Deficit Disorder, one commonality stands out. Most of us have pets who share our paths through life. Those various pets serve several important functions in our lives to help improve the negative symptoms of ADD.
Problem Solving to Relieve Stress with ADD
When you have Attention Deficit Disorder and you are trying to juggle too many demanding activities at once, it is time to reassess that state of affairs. You could develop a decision making chart. This article takes you through the basics of making a logical decision to improve your stress level.
Reduce Anxiety from Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder often comes accompanied by a heavy dose of anxiety. Would you like to reduce your anxiety without taking drugs that have unpleasant side-effects? Find out how mindfulness meditation can help tame those feelings of dread and doom brought on by anxiety!
Smoothies to Enhance ADD Nutrition
A person with ADD/ADHD can get essential nutrients from eating a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. Frequently, the phrase, "Eat the Rainbow" is used. In our busy lives eating different fruits and vegetables can be difficult to manage. I have a one word answer to this dilemma-smoothies.
Strategies to Help Girls' ADD
Why is it important to identify and treat girls who have Attention Deficit Disorder? Girls with ADD who do not receive treatment are prone to lower self-esteem, depression, and self-harming behaviors that can impact them for their entire lives. Using signals to indicate problem behaviors can help.
Structure Improves ADD Symptoms
When a person has Attention Deficit Disorder, it is easy for life to devolve into chaos if you don’t have structure. Creative, out-of-the-box problem solving that living with ADD confers on each of us allows us to have the skills to improve our lives by creatively adding structure.
Stuck with Attention Deficit Disorder
A year ago I started writing for the Attention Deficit Disorder site. Immediately, I got stuck in my writing. That led to the article Planning and ADD. Since that time I’ve written about 100 articles and a book. I’ve been stuck many times. Here are some techniques that have helped me get going.
Tai Chi Helps ADD Symptoms
Capoeira is a fast-paced martial art, while Tai Chi is almost slow motion. What do they have in common? Both can help alleviate the symptoms of ADD.
Using Music for ADD Motivation
As you go through your day, play the music of your life. Listening to music, pay attention to how it makes you feel! Music has been linked to the limbic system, which affects motivation. What do you need to do today? If you need to concentrate or study, put on music designed to help with that!
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