Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can make it difficult for individuals with the condition to function and slow development due to patterns of inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity.

What are ADHD Symptoms?

What are ADHD Symptoms?

There are many symptoms individuals with ADHD may experience.  For some people, these and other symptoms severely impact daily life, work, and other responsibilities for a person diagnosed with ADHD.

Symptoms

  • Failure to follow instructions and avoidance or dislike of tasks requiring sustained attention
  • Overlooking or forgetting details/often making careless mistakes
  • Talkativeness and fleeting thoughts
  • Interrupting or being impatient

Treatment Options for ADHD

Treatment Options for ADHD

Although there is no cure for ADHD, it is possible to treat individuals through behavior therapy, stress management techniques, and other alternative care solutions.

Yoga & Meditation practices are known for improving symptoms related to ASD and ADHD through calm breathing techniques that improve focus, attention, and enhance emotional balance.

Meditation is thought to help with ADHD because it thickens your prefrontal cortex, a part of your brain that’s involved in focus, planning, and impulse control – key weak areas in someone with ADHD. Both meditation and yoga increase levels of dopamine, which is commonly deficient in the brain of someone with ADHD.

Evidence and Facts

Evidence and Facts

More than a third of adults with ADHD use mindfulness and meditation to manage their symptoms. As with anything in life, it is a practice and must be continuously developed in children and adults living with ASD and ADHD.

Consistency in practice is also critical to yield long-term benefits for someone with these conditions. Think of it as exercising a muscle to become stronger—as you strengthen your mind, you gain more control of your attention and become less compulsive.

Co-Occurring Condition FACT: 43% of people diagnosed with ASD are also diagnosed with ADHD.

What does ADHD Look Like?

What does ADHD Look Like?

More than a third of adults with ADHD surveyed use mindfulness meditation to manage their symptoms. Just as with anything in life, though, it is a practice and must be continuously developed in children and adults living with ASD and ADHD. in addition, consistency in practice is critical to yield long-term results. Another way to think of this is that in the same way you exercise a muscle to become stronger, you can exercise your brain to control your attention and become less compulsive.

Can’t Hold Attention

  • Unable to give attention to details
  • Makes careless mistakes in activities
  • Has trouble holding attention on tasks or play activities
  • Doesn’t seem to listen when spoken to directly

Forgetful/Loses Focus

  • Fails to finish tasks
  • Is often easily distracted
  • Is often forgetful in daily activities
  • Does not follow through on instructions
  • Avoids or dislikes longer tasks that require mental effort

Disorganization

  • Has trouble organizing tasks and activities
  • Often loses things (e.g. school materials, wallets, keys)

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Learn more about how our programs can help individuals living with anxiety and depression.

Meditation

For anxiety and depression, mindfulness improves overall mood by helping individuals to focus on the present moment, improving sleep, attention, concentration, and interpersonal relationships.

Yoga

For individuals with anxiety and depression, yoga can help promote a tranquil sense of self that is free from the judgment or apprehension that can make it challenging for anxious and depressed individuals to function in their daily lives.

Nutrition

Multivitamin and mineral supplements (vitamin D, vitamin B complex), foods rich in probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants can make up for the nutritional deficiencies that are common in people with anxiety and depression.

Music

Science has shown that music can release serotonin within the brain, facilitating relaxation and a sense of calm that allow anxious and depressed individuals to express themselves through music.

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