ADHD & Emotional Self-Regulation: Fight, Flight, or Freeze

Emotional regulation is challenging for many with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In fact, it can be paralyzing. Today, we want to look at what causes that and what we can do to manage it.

Clinical neuropsychologist Dr. David Nowell (www.drnowell.com) explains what it means when our emotions hijack the amygdala part of the brain that’s responsible for that automatic reaction.

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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?”