May 20, 2011
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, affects millions of children and adults (up to 5% of children in the US). More and more evidence suggests that brain training may be key to help these individuals. With this in mind, we put together our most recent articles on the topic to a) help you better understand what is going in the brain of a person with ADHD, and b) provide you with up-to-date information on what can be done to fight the disorder and improve the lives of people suffering from it. We particularly thank Dr. Rabiner from Duke University for writing many of these articles.
What is ADHD?
What kind of attention is involved in ADHD? ADHD may be considered as a problem in the willful control of attention as opposed to a pure deficit in the ability to pay attention.
Self-Regulation and ADHD: The fundamental deficit in individuals with ADHD may be one of self-control: Problems with attention may be secondary characteristic of the disorder.
.Brain Training and ADHD
Working Memory Training has an indirect effect on attention and can be beneficial to children with attentional problems.
Working Memory Training & Medication Treatment for ADHD: Working memory training improves working memory more than stimulant medication treatment, and benefits persist longer.
Training Attention and Emotional Self-Regulation: Attention control is complex but can be trained.
.Physical Exercise and ADHD
Exercise as a Treatment for ADHD: Physical activity may be beneficial to youth with ADHD.
.Diet and ADHD
‘Western’ Style Diet (high in total fat, saturated fats, refined sugars, and sodium) is associated with greater odds of having ADHD.
Herbal Treatment for ADHD: Appropriately prepared and targeted herbal compounds have the potential to be therapeutic and reduce attention deficit symptoms.
.Meditation and ADHD
Mindfulness Meditation may benefit adolescents and adults with attention deficits.
.Neurofeedback and ADHD
Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD: benefits can last long after treatment had ended. Not all children show benefits though.