How I Manage My ADHD Without Medication
Do you deal with ADHD or have someone in your life that struggles with it? I know it’s frustrating. In this video, I go totally off script and talk about how I manage my ADHD without medication.
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At 8 years old, I got diagnosed with ADHD.
I felt broken.
Burdened by a “brain’ that would surely screw me out of any type of meaningful contribution in the world.
Everyday was a crapshoot.
Without knowing how I’d “show up” on any given day, setting goals (and pursuing them) felt like a fool’s game -- and when I’d inevitably fail, it only supported my belief that I was messed up beyond repair.
Over the next decade, I spiralled into a deep depression...
… culminating in a tipping point where if I didn't learn how to turn my “curse” into a superpower, it would literally kill me.
This week’s video is all about my “homemade” prescription for how I naturally turned ADHD into my superpower… and ultimately a catalyst for my legacy as an investor and entrepreneur.
While I don’t endorse a medication-free approach to ADHD, I encourage you to test any combination of these “ingredients” to see what moves the needle for you.
And of course… make sure to consult with your physician ;-)
At a high-level, the 9 ingredients of my “natural” ADHD meds are:
2. Sweat Every Day
3. 8 Hours of Sleep
4. Morning Routines
5. 30 Minute Pomodoro Window
6. Energy Management
8. Block Time
9. Build a Team
The first 8 can literally be implemented this week -- and stack upon each other to exponentially increase your ability to focus, be productive, and move your mission forward with confidence.
Number 9 will take a bit more time, but I believe is where ADHD truly becomes a superpower.
When you literally can’t will yourself to focus on certain tasks, it works as a forcing function to get support and leverage other people’s skills faster than you otherwise would’ve.
Whether you’re looking to get off ADHD meds… or simply have a mission that your brain feels incapable of keeping up with, it’s my hope that these 9 steps help serve you in an incredible, life-changing way.
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Behavioral Treatments for ADHD
Yes, there are effective behavioral interventions for ADHD!
Blake Lancaster, PhD, pediatric psychologist, presents a review of non-pharmacologic interventions for ADHD. The presentation includes an overview of current state of affairs in ADHD treatment, a review of behavioral approaches to treating ADHD, and recent research insights.
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Hansa on Medicine: Treating ADHD Without Medication
Pediatrician Hansa Bhargava notes that one in two children with a new ADHD diagnosis are not prescribed behavioral therapy even though the CDC recommends it as part of first line treatment. Dr. Bhargava describes alternatives to medication, including their pros and cons.
Adult ADHD: Patient Perspectives and Best Practice Strategies
This webcast features presentations describe patient-appropriate stimulant pharmacotherapies and evidence-based strategies supporting medication adherence for the development of individualized treatment plans for adult patients with ADHD.
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Treatments for ADHD
Judith Joseph, MD, MBA, child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, interviews Dr. Jeffrey Newcorn, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Newcorn is a highly-regarded researcher in the area of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and child and adolescent psychopharmacology. In his recent grand rounds lecture, he talked about the latest treatments for ADHD and discussed relevant research studies about these treatments and outcomes of treatments.
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Adult ADHD: Mayo Clinic Radio
Dr. Robert Wilfahrt, a family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, discusses ADHD in adults. Dr. Wilfahrt is also a content editor and board member for the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.
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Fitness coach, life coach, father of one Ralph Quillen is familiar with ADHD.
I think most parents are aware of the problem. I've coached for twelve years and I've seen a progression in it over the years, says Quillen.
There is confusion and misconceptions about what it is and how you treat it.
The reality is, the research shows it's not so much the motoric behavior but rather the attention deficits that are the hallmark of this disorder, says Dr. Elena Reyes, clinical psychologist with Lee Memorial Health System.
Meaning kids aren't able to plan and execute everyday tasks. It's now estimated 1 in 10 children in the US - 1 in 5 teenage boys - are diagnosed with ADHD and 3.5 million youngsters are taking an ADHD drug. Something doctors say can be a game-changer.
Medication is often needed to allow for the child to be able to focus. We've got good research that shows children who are appropriately diagnosed and appropriately treated with medication can do very well, says Dr. Reyes.
Medication may be the most talked about ADHD treatment, but not the only one. Behavior management, actually working on impulse control can be successful, provided parents buy in.
We train the student about how to organize themselves, how to stop how to think, how to be able to manage their work and their behavior. That usually is associated with parent management also. If a child can't structure themselves how can you as a parent structure them so they can be successful, says Dr. Reyes.
Ralph sees the structure, required in sports, makes an impact.
I see more kids that are medicated through high school these days then when I first started coaching. As an athlete, sports is more of an outlet - so it actually helps them, says Quillen.
The end game is the same: helping kids find their focus
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Treatments for ADHD: Medication, Behavior Therapy, and the New AAP Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Here, Tim Verduin, PhD, Clinical Director of the Institute for ADHD and Behavior Disorders at the NYU Langone Child Study Center, talks about why the guidelines recommend starting treatment with behavior therapy for younger children. He also discusses why at any age, the AAP ideally recommends a combination of behavior therapy and medication used in concert.
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My Child Doesn’t Need More Stimulation. So Why Treat His ADHD with Stimulants?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a crippling disorder with childhood onset. There are well-established treatments, including pharmacologic interventions that dramatically reduce the symptoms of ADHD. NYU Langone child psychiatrist Dr. Rahil Jummani discusses the disorder, how it is diagnosed, and effective therapies. The webinar also focuses on medication management of ADHD and developing an understanding of how stimulants and other medications for the disorder work.
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Individualized ADHD Management: Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Patient Considerations
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With a focus on pediatric, adolescent, and adult patient considerations, this on-demand webcast featuring Dr. Anthony L. Rostain examines evidence-based, individualized, age-appropriate management plans for patients with ADHD that incorporate newer long-acting pharmacotherapies, multimodal treatment, and engagement strategies.
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Children's Psychology : How to Treat ADHD Naturally
Treating ADHD naturally requires pinpointing the behavioral triggers and addressing those triggers without medication. Treat hyperactivity sans medication with information from a licensed clinical psychologist in this free video on emotional and mental health.
Expert: Dr. Craig Childress
Bio: Dr. Craig Childress is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of ADHD and angry-oppositional relationship disorders of childhood.
Filmmaker: Max Cusimano
Series Description: A child's psychological health is crucial during his formative years. Understand how to handle a variety of children's emotional and mental needs with help from a clinical psychologist in this free video series.
Non-Medication Treatment of Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder
Judith Joseph, MD, MBA, of the NYU Langone Child Study Center, interviews Dr.Mary Fristad, PhD, a child and adolescent psychologist and leading bipolar disorder researcher at The Ohio State University. During her grand rounds at the Child Study Center, Dr. Fristad talked about effective non-medication treatments for child and adolescent bipolar disorder. While Dr. Fristad believes that medication management of bipolar effective is proven to be effective, she revealed recent studies that show that non-medication methods can also improve long term outcomes in the treatment of child and adolescent bipolar disorder.
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Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of ADHD in Children
Dr. Dehra Harris, a pediatric psychiatrist with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital discusses the signs and symptoms in ADHD in children.
Parents often ask me, “Is ADHD overdiagnosed?” That’s a tough question to answer. Many factors affect a child’s attention, making ADHD a complicated diagnosis. We follow standards and strict procedures to assess symptoms of ADHD and accurately diagnose the condition. If you see signs your child Is struggling in school or other aspects of life because of attention, talk to a trusted physician.
When you talk to your pediatrician, it is likely they will recommend involving the school and obtaining classroom assessments. Historically, ADHD has been more commonly diagnosed in boys, largely because boys often present disruptive behaviors that are easy to identify in the classroom. The inattentive type of ADHD is harder to identify in both boys and girls. In these circumstances, the child is more of a daydreamer who is missing concepts in the classroom because he or she is focused on something else.
Many parents are conflicted about whether or not to give their child medication to treat ADHD. Medication is a very personal decision, and there are a few natural remedies you can try before pursuing other options. These include:
- Changing diet by avoiding food dyes and preservatives
- Addressing sleep issues
While natural remedies for children with ADHD can help, they do not always work. When deciding whether to try ADHD medications, remember: these medicines have been used for over 50 years. When used correctly, they are very safe and effective.
If you suspect your child is displaying symptoms of ADHD, talk to your pediatrician. If you have additional concerns, they can help you decide when it’s time to connect with a specialist who works with more complicated cases.
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How to Manage ADHD and Anxiety
Up to 30 percent of children with ADHD have a co-occurring anxiety disorder. Anxiety can cause children with ADHD to feel edgy, stressed out, tired, and tense. Anxiety can impact symptoms of ADHD such as causing decreased attention and concentration and resulting in more distractibility.
In this webinar, we will discuss why ADHD and anxiety occur together. You will learn how ADHD and anxiety both impact each other. We will share strategies for managing and treating anxiety including proper health hygiene, behavioral changes, and therapeutic interventions.
• Identify how anxiety impacts ADHD
• Describe how ADHD can lead to or increase anxiety
• Describe strategies to help children cope with and manage anxiety
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
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Nearly 20% of children have some form of ADHD, which might range from mild to severe. Males are almost three times more likely than females to be diagnosed with this condition. ADHD in children can be diagnosed as early as when they are seven years old. Let’s learn more about this condition.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children, which can also affect adults. Interestingly, adults who have ADHD disorder are diagnosed when they find out their children have ADHD. Thus, the problem is found to be running in families.
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How To Help A Child With ADHD Without Medication
It is every parent's dream to raise their children in harmony while being able to meet their best interests, but what about having a kid who has ADHD? I can hear your deep sighs and feel your frustration from here but I believe this video may help you. Join me today in this episode and let's talk about helping your child with ADHD without using medication.
00:49 What is your job as a parent?
01:29 Make this as you focus
02:51 A tool to help with consequences
04:20 Example for a kid
05:25 Example for an older kid
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