ADHD: Methylphenidates, Amphetamines, and Non-Stimulants

In my coaching practice, I’m often faced with questions concerning ADHD medications, particularly stimulants and what they do. This is an important issue, because many individuals complain that the medications didn’t seem to work or caused negative side effects. But managing these medications is an art form. It requires time-tested dosing, and it requires the patient to communicate with the physician to help arrive at the right dose at the right time.

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ADHD Non-MEDS: Mindfulness, Exercise, Diet, and Sleep

If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, you may be looking for solutions that don’t involve medications. Some time ago, Jeff Copper talked with ADHD coach Brett Thornhill (www.embraceyouradhd.ca) on the subject because there is so much conversation around stimulant medications.

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ADHD Medication: Straight Answers to Big Questions

If you are like most adults with ADHD, there is a good chance you’re suffering needlessly from ignorance. Maybe you’re reluctant to take ADHD medications because of the stigma created by the media demonizing meds. Years ago I interviewed Rick Green of Totally ADD on aspects of ADHD medication. Rick admitted he wouldn’t want you to have to take medication, but after conducting research for his five-hour video series, it became clear that people’s fears about medication are misplaced. Continue reading “ADHD Medication: Straight Answers to Big Questions”

ADHD Behavior and Values: What to Do When They Conflict

Here’s a dilemma! Your relationship is experiencing conflicts in behavior or values with the other person, whether friend, family, or business. But if ADHD is a factor, everything seems to be more difficult! So, what can you do when the ADHD behavior manifests or when values conflict with the values of the non-ADHD person? In a recent interview on Attention Talk Radio, host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper talked with ADHD expert Elaine Taylor-Klaus (www.impactparents.com) to discuss these challenges. Continue reading “ADHD Behavior and Values: What to Do When They Conflict”

Is Limiting Choices the Key to Managing ADHD?

Could keeping things simple be the key to managing ADHD? Rather than be overwhelmed by choices and decisions, we might consider some helpful points from Peter Shankman, founder of HARO (Help A Reporter Out) and founder/CEO of The Geek Factory. In a podcast on Attention Talk Radio, Peter revealed his principle of limiting choices and keeping life simple by living outside the box. Continue reading “Is Limiting Choices the Key to Managing ADHD?”

ADHD and Self-Motivation

To understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and motivation, it’s important to recognize the connection between the two. Motivation is tied to a number of executive functioning issues. It takes much longer for those with ADHD to do ordinary tasks because of the deficits that come with ADHD. But what can be done about it? According to Dr. Russell Barkley, it is treatable. In my interview with him on Attention Talk Radio, he shared his insight concerning self-motivation and how to reduce the obstacles on the way to getting there.

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The Argument for and against Changing the ADHD Label

The name “attention deficit disorder” has such a negative connotation because of the words “deficit” and “disorder.” Just saying those words gives an unfavorable impression and takes us to an undesirable mindset from the get-go. But what would it be like if we could change the label to something more positive or politically correct?

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