Fundamental Advice For ADHD

 ADHD Weekly April 26, 2018

If you’re reading this newsletter, odds are good that either you have ADHD, or you live and/or work with someone else’s ADHD. Early on in your ADHD travels, you heard about or read the solid statistics showing that the most successful ADHD management comes from the use of both properly prescribed medication and behavioral training.


You are probably looking for another new strategy, one more idea, some fresh thinking about or unique approach to the management of this quirky brain. You may already have read many of the thousands of articles about ADHD management and medication on the Internet, read your Attention magazine from cover to cover every month, and even attended workshops and classes on ADHD management. You should be doing these things, because when you live with ADHD, the more you—and your loved ones and colleagues—know about it the better.


But, you are wasting your time if you think that any of these inventive approaches and new theories will work unless—before the meds and before any behavioral training—the three critically important foundational elements of ADHD management are in place.


So, what are these fundamentals? Sleeping, eating, and exercising—or SEE.


I know what you’re thinking right now: “Seriously? Thank you, Captain Obvious.” And under normal circumstances, your indignation would be warranted. Who doesn’t benefit from sleep, food, and exercise?


But hold on. We’re not talking “normal circumstances” here. We’re talking Way Far Away from Normal here—we’re talking ADHD.


Are you ready now for some advice from Katherine McGavern? Keep reading The Most Valuable ADHD Advice You’ll Ever Hear in Attention magazine for some tips on making the fundamentals of sleeping, eating, and exercising work for you.