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Alternative Treatment for ADHD: Can brain games help?

brain games as treatment for ADHDPeople with ADHD often seek out alternative treatments to medication. Or, at least something that might complement it, like combining medication and behavioural treatment.

One suggested treatment that we hear a lot about is “brain games.” But are things like Lumosity worth the price tag? Can brain games actually help manage ADHD symptoms?

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Vitamin D and ADHD: Get outside this summer!

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Exercise has long been our go-to recommendation for clients with ADHD looking for an alternative, or supplement, to medication. Stimulating the body’s core also stimulates the pre-frontal cortex, the part of the brain affected by ADHD. In fact, Springboard’s medical director, Dr. Ainslie Gray MD, can actually reduce a patient’s dosage of stimulant medication if s/he is getting at least 20 minutes of exercise each morning.

With or without ADHD, we all know that exercise is important. That being said, it’s one thing to intend to get outside and exercise; it’s another altogether to actually go out and exercise. Well, we’ve got good news!!

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Are ADHD Medications Safe? A Video Response…

Medication to treat ADHD, namely stimulant medication, has for a long time been subject to a huge amount of scrutiny. There are many fears and misunderstandings surrounding ADHD medication, and the question “are ADHD medications safe?” is an extremely common one.

In response to this question, our friends over at TotallyADD.com posted the video below. Check it out!

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Alternative treatment for ADHD: The role of exercise

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At this point, a growing number of studies are showing preliminary support for the benefit of exercise on behavioral and cognitive functioning with individuals with ADHD, particularly children. However, because the research right now continues to be somewhat limited, we’re not...

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