While working with a personal training client one day, he told me about how adult ADHD greatly affected his life and how being treated for it really improved everything for him. He went on about how the research is more advanced than when kids were pumped with Ritalin back in the 90's and how ADHD really impacts your personal and professional life. At the end of the session, he says "being diagnosed with ADHD and treated really changed my life for the better, COREY, you exhibit a lot of the symptoms of ADHD, you should consult with your doctor". Wow, did he just say that? Well I went to the doc, what the heck, why not, and inquired. The doc sent me home with a 200 question questionnaire, along with a confidential questionnaire for my wife to fill out about me. The first question was "Do you have a hard time finishing the minor details of a project when the hard part is done? YES. "Do you forget appointments? YES. Long story short, I answered all 200 questions YES. This was the beginning of my journey on dealing with and understanding the source of ALL my problems in my life. Since then, I have been super focused, however, when it comes to treating ADHD, nutrition should always be the first line of defense.
What is Adult ADHD
Adult ADHD is characterized by symptoms of impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity that emerge in childhood (DSM-5).
Presentation of ADHD in adults is different from that in children,
Brain imaging has identified dysfunction of
Diagnosis in adults is based on the presence of at least five of nine symptoms in each of two domains – inattention, and hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Psychotherapeutic interventions are recommended for adults with ADHD.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
raining in behavioural and cognitive strategies to manage impairments ( training in time management, prioritization, organization, problem solving, motivation, and emotional regulation) results in reduced symptoms and improved functioning, regardless of whether patients are receiving medications for ADHD.
Usually used as adjuncts to pharmacologic therapay.
Areas of Uncertainty
The longterm benefits vs harms of stimulant and nonstimulant treatments have not been investigated adequately.
Some research suggests neuron pathways become deadened after long term treatment using medication.
Nutrition Should be First Line of Defense
Diet should be the first line of defense before using medications like Concerta or other stimulant based prescriptions. Your nervous system needs a balanced diet containing protein, "good fats," and carbohydrates to function properly. That means including healthy fats (such as the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish), complex carbohydrates (which increase serotonin levels), and protein in every meal. The right foods release dopamine and serotonin, improving focus and mood. Also effective is the right supplementation, which can directly target the key requirements and help address many of the problems.
An example: the calming, focusing effect of serotonin can often be felt simply by eating carbohydrate-containing, as well as foods rich in tryptophan, such as chicken, turkey, salmon, etc. Dopamine can be boosted through L-Tyrosine intake, from foods like almonds or bananas, or with organics like Macuna Pruriens or Vicia Fava. A simple cup of tea can provide enough stimulant to positively affect attention and energy, especially green or white tea. There are plenty of natural, nutritional ways to help in this area.
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