ADHD Awareness Month
Because October is Global ADHD Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight the fact that standard prescription drugs don’t always provide adequate relief, especially for patients dealing with complex conditions such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder. In those cases, compounded medications, which are personalized for each patient, are always a great alternative.
There are several ways to help a person that suffers from ADHD. Besides finding a personalized, compounded medication to treat ADHD, making certain changes to diet and routine may help. Many doctors and patients are noticing an improvement by simply eliminating processed foods and those containing chemical additives and sugars. Consider incorporating calming foods into the diet like camomille, passion flower and St. John’s Wort.
By establishing a strict routine, children and even adults have shown improved focus when they work, live and study. Practice relaxation techniques. Take a few minutes of your daily schedule to breathe, meditate or simply be still. It is best to schedule these times during moments of highest stimulation such as after work or school, or before dinner or bedtime. If possible, a bedtime massage can help relax each part of the body. Touch has also been proved to help with relaxation. Finally, reducing screen time can help with overstimulation and focus.