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ADHD: Brain Training, Neurofeedback, Diet, and More.

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.

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  1. Great arti­cles by Dr. Rabin­er — enjoyed the phys­i­cal exer­cise ones thor­ough­ly. Thanks for shar­ing!

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