This report contains five sections, each full of in-depth research and tips that will help you guide your own ADD treatment or the treatment of your child with ADHD. Included are:
Behavior Therapy: A Guide to Good Behavior
Behavior therapy is a structured discipline strategy based on rewards and consequences - here's how you can make it work for your child
EXCERPT: "According to a landmark study by the National Institute of Mental Health, behavior therapy and medication together promise the best results for children with ADHD..."
Neurofeedback: A Promising Therapy for ADHD Children
How these high-tech brain exercises can help reduce impulsivity and increase attentiveness in children with ADHD
EXCERPT: "How does a parent know if the therapy is working? According to experts, the practitioner should see increased activation of the brain's frontal lobe after five sessions..."
ADHD Supplements: Facts About Fish Oil
Can this common supplement sharpen your child's focus?
EXCERPT: "While omega-3 fatty acids seem to improve anyone's mental focus, several small recent studies suggest that the compounds may be especially helpful to those with ADHD..."
ADHD Nutrition: Balanced Meals, Better Behavior
Strike the perfect balance between fruits and vegetables, protein, and complex carbs to ease some ADHD symptoms
EXCERPT: "...Dietary protein triggers the synthesis of alertness-inducing neurotransmitters, while dietary carbohydrates trigger the synthesis of neurotransmitters that cause drowsiness..."
Exercise: A Med Without Side Effects
How physical activity can improve focus in children with ADHD
EXCERPT: "When you walk, run, or do a set of jumping jacks or pushups, that activity elevates the brain's dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels -- chemicals that affect focus and attention..."
Green Time: How Nature Can Reduce Symptoms
More time spent in parks, woods and backyards translates into better concentration, focus and behavior for ADHD kids - here's how to get your kids outside
EXCERPT: "A 2007 study in the Journal of Public Health confirmed that as little as 20 minutes of daily 'green time' can reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children..."
Brain-Building Computer Games
It may look like a video game, but this software is serious business - reducing inattention and hyperactivity in children with ADHD
EXCERPT: "When you improve working memory, you improve fluid IQ - the ability to solve problems or adapt to situations as they occur..."
Wayne Kalyn, Editor, ADDitude