are the Best Treatments for Adult ADD
The stress of being an adult is hard enough with the
constant responsibilities and challenges. Add Adult ADD to the picture and life is even more complex. Work, relationships, and even simple
tasks are harder to focus on. Adult
ADD affects several adults, and in many cases, their symptoms go undiagnosed. For those that have been diagnosed with
Adult ADD, your doctor may have prescribed medications to help you. However, adult ADD treatment can be
successful without the use of medications.
Exercise and Diet as
Adult ADD Treatment
All adults can benefit greatly from a healthy diet and
exercise. For an adult with ADD,
eating a whole foods diet will not only keep you healthy, but it will also help
you manage your ADD better. Limit
processed foods and sugary foods, which can increase your chance of mood swings
and lack of concentration. Exercising
vigorously can help burn off the extra energy and aggression you may have.
Many times, a whole foods diet will help an individual with
ADD to the point they do not need medication. However, if you and your doctor agree that ADD medicine is
the best route to take, pairing the medicine with a healthy diet will reap
Practice Better Work
Management and Organization Skills
Adult ADD can affect work habits. Many times, adults with ADD find themselves constantly
missing deadlines, procrastinating, or forgetting important items. While there is no absolute cure for
this, there are ways to better set yourself up for success in the work place.
Limit distractions in your work place, especially Internet
distractions, such as social media websites. Set deadlines for everything you do and use calendars and
timers to keep you accountable. For
big deadlines and projects, break them down into mini-deadlines, so that work
is more manageable. Color-coding
everything and the use of organizers will also help you to be a better worker.
Therapy as Adult ADD
Therapy is a wonderful thing to take advantage of if you
have adult ADD. In fact, if you
have been diagnosed with ADD, many insurance plans will cover your counseling
sessions. There are several types
of therapy sessions to choose from, so it may take a few different sessions to
decide which is right for you.
Since many adults with ADD have an overwhelming sense of
failure and low self-esteem, therapy sessions that allow you to talk your
issues can be helpful. This type of therapy allows you to unload your emotional
problems and stress, helping you to leave the session feeling better about
yourself. If there are problems
within your relationships or marriage, there are special therapy sessions to
help those issues as well.
Other therapy sessions include more of a coaching approach. The therapist can help you identify your
struggles and failures within your work schedule, home life, and so forth. The therapist can then help you set up a
schedule for you and help you get more on track with your life.
If you are struggling with adult ADD, you are not alone. Do not let anyone let you feel lazy or
incompetent because of your disorder. Adult ADD treatment doesn’t have to include only medicine and
drugs. Instead, seek out help from
nutritionists and therapists so that you can balance your life better with ADD.
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