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Parent Executive Training Improves ADHD in young children

New cognitive training program proves to effective in young children with ADHD New research study published in January 2020 (see reference below): This study looked at a novel natural (non-medication) technique to improve ADHD symptoms in younger children with ADHD. They state “The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends first-line treatment of preschool aged children…

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Surprising research shows saffron treats ADHD as well as medication

Saffron versus ritalin in ADHD

In a very surprising research study just published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Pharmacology in April 2019, they found that saffron was as effective as the brain stimulant Ritalin in treating ADHD symptoms. Bazziar & colleagues decided to examine alternatives to stimulant medication like Ritalin, given that about 30% of patients do not…

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Medication versus neurofeedback: Effects on impulsivity

Neurofeedback for ADHD

Medication versus Neurofeedback: Effects on impulsivity   Comparing Effects of Medication and Neurofeedback on Inhibitory Control (impulsivity) In ADHD, a key executive functionthat is typically impaired is that of inhibitory control. This refers to the ability to ignore stimuli that are irrelevant to completing current tasks and inhibit prepotent reactions to those stimuli. A large…

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Neurofeedback Improves Inhibitory Control & Activates the Brain in ADHD

Neurofeedback natural therapy ADHD

Effect of Neurofeedback on Brain Activation: Inhibitory Control While neurofeedback has been consistently found to be an effective treatment for ADHD, most studies have measured this solely through behavioural outcomes, and thus the mechanisms driving this effect are not well-understood. In 2018, Baumeister and colleagues aimed to identify the impact of neurofeedback on the brain,…

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Diet 101 for ADHD & a healthy brain

ADHD diet

Nutrition and diet play a key role in the management of ADHD symptoms and the health of your brain. It is always best to see a medical professional if you have any concerns, however here is a basic guide of what to encourage and what to avoid if you or your child has ADHD. Ensure…

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Food sensitivities & ADHD

Gluten intolerance and ADHD

Food sensitive signs and symptoms Gluten and casein are proteins with a similar chemical structure. When they are not adequately broken down by the body, they form substances called peptides. It is hypothesised that these peptides enter the bloodstream through a “leaky gut” and cross over to the brain where they affect brain function. As…

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2018 Neurofeedback for ADHD?: Scientific Review

ADHD treatment neurofeedback therapy

As neurofeedback is increasingly practised as a treatment for ADHD, research on whether the clinical benefits are sustained even once the treatment itself has ended is necessary. In 2018, van Doren and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis on 10 recent studies which used neurofeedback to treat ADHD in children and adolescents. Importantly, all these studies included…

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Sleep tips for ADHD

ADHD sleep treatment

The key to getting a good night sleep is something called “sleep hygiene”. Sleep hygiene is all about improving things that help people get to sleep and remain sleeping, by using techiques that are highly personalised for each type of persons sleep issues. People can have very different types of sleep issues and can respond…

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy in Adults with ADHD

MCBT & ADHD

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy in Adults with ADHD A study published in January 2019 compared a ‘treatment as usual’ (TAU) group of adults with ADHD to a group receiving mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). They looked at an 8 week group program including meditation, psychoeducation and group discussion. This was compared to people getting TAU, which in general…

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