ADHD killing productivity tools for your workspace

hourglass timekeeper
Long periods at a desk -- a situation that drives many ADHD afflicted people into a mild state of depression and angst. As a writer, I know your pain. And while desk work may never compare to sipping the drink of your choice in a hammock by the beach, the work desk can become a productive and inspiring environment to get things done in. Here my top three tools for getting in the zone: Solving idle web browsing and other computer distractions For maximum "focus leverage," shutting off...
More

How to ward off attention deficit issues by following the Japanese Example

Japanese bento meal
Americans have to wonder: is poor diet contributing to poor mental health? Comparing our performance against the Japanese may hold the answer... Dr. Craig Wilcox has been looking into the Japanese way of life for many years. According to his research, a subgroup of Japanese people living in the lower island of Okinawa "have a lower risk of arterial sclerosis and stomach cancer, very low risk cancers including breast and prostate cancer." Moreso, Japanese people have the longest life...
More

How Exercise Can Help With Adult ADHD: Brain Chemistry and More

210x130_family_feature
When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals called neurotransmitters, including dopamine, which helps with attention and clear thinking. People with ADHD often have less dopamine than usual in their brain. The stimulant medicines that are often used to treat adult ADHDwork by increasing the availability of dopamine in the brain. So it makes sense that a workout can have many of the same effects as stimulant drugs. Fitness can have the following benefits for adults with ADHD: Ease ...
More

Speed-like stimulants prescribed for adult ADHD part of ‘psychiatric fad,’ risk being used for mental edge | National Post

Local Input~ A picture showing 30mg Vyvanse capsules. With story by Sharon Kirkey.    Credit: Sardaukar Blackfang/Wikipedia   0425 na obese  // 0425 na obese drugs:  / 0723 na adult-adhd  // 0724 na adult-adhd
The growing number of adults being prescribed speed-like stimulants to help them focus risk becoming an epidemic of over-diagnosis, warns a leading Canadian doctor who says adult ADHD has become the newest “psychiatric fad.” Once considered rare, adult ADHD is rising sharply. In Canada, adults now account for more than a third of all prescriptions for ADHD medications, and while children still surpass adults as the main users of ADHD drugs (64 per cent versus 36 per cent), the number of adu...
More

People with ADHD do not ‘grow out of’ the disorder, new research suggests – Science – News – The Independent

WattsRiot3-300x225
Around 10-50 per cent of people diagnosed as children and teenagers continue to be diagnosed with it in adulthood, meaning the condition is interpreted by many as something people ‘grow out of’. From People with ADHD do not 'grow out of' the disorder, new research suggests - Science - News - The Independent And just as people do not grow out of an ADHD brain, diet and lifestyle principles foster the development of such a condition in the first place. It's not only the Japanese who unde...
More