ADHD Diet – Getting The Right Balance

We need to find the right balance in an ADHD diet. There is no diet really for ADHD but there are nutrients which are really valuable in helping the brain to function better and which can also increase the dopamine and norepinephrine brain chemicals. These are vital to help us stay on task and to focus so if we can feed these the right food, then we are going a long way to solve the problem. Getting the right kinds of fat which are contained in Omega 3 and which are found in plentiful quantities in fish can be a problem for kids so we may have to give them a supplement. However, latest research shows that, according to the Food Science and Technology Journal, it will soon be possible to extract these Omega 3 fatty acids from cheap fish and incorporate them into every day food and snacks.

Diet can play a significant role in working with ADHD

ADD/ADHD – Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies that Work

(Visit: ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. Dr. Neal Rojas, UCSF Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician discusses how ADD/ADHD is diagnosed and the ways in which it is treated. Series: “UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public” [10/2012] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 24015]

Awakening the Mind – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Thanks for watching the video on ADHD, part of my project, Awakening The Mind. I am Dr. Aakash Ahuja, Psychiatrist here in Los Angeles, California and this is my attempt to spread awareness about mental health issues prevalent in our society which affects us directly or indirectly. My vision is to remove the stigma about mental health care and hope these videos (they are in Hindi and English) will reach people and we will all together help this cause. Official Website:

Adults With ADHD: What Do We Know? What Do They Need?

This is a panel discussion following the documentary “A Mind Like Mine”. The guests include the filmmaker, Karen O’Donnell, Dr. Timothy Bilkey, a psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD, and two young adults who have been coping with ADHD since childhood. One is Karen’s son, Kail O’Donnell, and the other is Daniel Desjardins. Both still have ADHD and are coping in different ways with very different outcomes. What accounts for this? Why do we hear so little about adults with ADHD? What is in place to help them in school and in the workplace? How do we help them succeed? For more from

ADHD: What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Potential causes and risk factors for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Related Links: ADHD: Signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Part 2 of 3) | HealthiNation ADHD: Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Part 3 of 3)| HealthiNation What Is ADHD? ADHD is a disorder of the brain. It first appears during childhood, and continues throughout adulthood, affecting almost every part of life. ADHD is divided into three major patterns of behavior: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. It may even be a combination of the three. Inattention means it is hard for your child to focus on a set of tasks for a sustained period of time. Hyperactivity means your child may often feel restless and can’t easily settle down. Impulsive behavior means trouble controlling urges and impulses. Causes of ADHD Experts are not exactly sure what causes ADHD, but there are some common factors that maybe play a role: Genetics. If a close relative has ADHD, a child has an increased risk of having it as well. Brain chemistry. Studies have shown there may be a link between ADHD behavior and the amount of neurotransmitters in the brain. These are chemicals that help brain cells communicate with each other. Even the size of the brain can be related to ADHD. Environmental factors. Children who are exposed to environmental toxins like lead, which used to be included in paint, may be at in increased risk of developing ADHD