How to Treat ADHD NaturallyMore adults are now being diagnosed with ADHD, partly due to an increased awareness of the problem. Treatment options have grown, too, the most common being drugs such as Adderall. But if your symptoms aren't severe, you may want to consider these alternatives.
Give yourself a carrot.
Adults with ADHD tend to get distracted easily; to be more efficient, set mini-deadlines during the day with incentives for meeting them, such as indulging in a latte when you wrap up a project.
Nix sneaky triggers.
Allergies can impair anyone's concentration, but mixed with ADHD, they deliver a double whammy, notes Ronald Parks, M.D., a psychiatrist in Asheville, North Carolina, who specializes in ADHD. Getting treated for them can help alleviate fuzzy thinking. Low amino acid levels may also affect symptoms, so ask your doctor about amino acid supplements.
Notice your thoughts when doing everyday activities. Are you mulling over that argument with your sister while reading the paper? Nudge your attention back to the page. In time, staying sharp will become a habit.
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