ADHD Coaching is a significant and important adjunct to ADHD treatment as part of a multi-modal approach. ADHD coaches are very adept at motivating their clients who have ADHD, while partnering with them to develop and practice newly learned personal, soc
ADHD medications, stimulants in particular, have a protective effect against suicidality. As well, stimulant medications lower risks for traffic accidents, smoking, and substance use disorders.
ADHD in college students is important because college is the first time an ADHD adult is out on his/her own, with the protective oversight of parents. The ASRS screener and 18 point symptom checklist are good ways for students and clinicians to keep track of symptoms and the effects of ADHD medications.
ADHD and hyperactivity are measureable objectively at all ages, from children through teen through adult. Reaction time is also slower in ADHD adults than normal adults.
ADHD by itself is associated with insomnia and sleep problems, which can have adverse effects on cognition and behavior. Stimulant ADHD medications can effect sleep as well, and a baseline of sleep should be taken before medications are started.
Facts about ADHD have been distorted over the years by myths, bias, and unsubstantiated claims. 75 international ADHD scientists developed an evidence-based Consensus Statement about ADHD containing many important points. Details here.
ADHD brains process information differently. Both cognitive training and neurofeedback can be very helpful in assisting individuals with more normative social interaction and recall.
Fish oil and its Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce ADHD symptoms, but only slightly. ADHD medications have much stronger effects, and can be supplemented with fish oil. Substitution is not recommended.
ADHD patients and parents search for natural medicines for ADHD to relieve ADHD symptoms. Research has shown that ADHD medications have the largest and most reliable response. Behavioral, dietary, and neurocognitive interventions play less of a role and
ADHD treatment and ADHD medications can improve sleep, job performance, reduce stress and anxiety, and reduce smoking.