The Benefits of Coaching as ADHD Alternative Treatment

In just a few days, I’ll be heading to Phoenix to speak at the ADHD Coaches Organization conference — my third year in a row, and it’s always a great gathering. Which brings me to the topic of ADHD coaching: In my series of #CrusherTips on Twitter, I recently tweeted, “Hire an #ADHD coach. Even if … Read more

Risk-Taking, Stimulation and ADHD

We ADDers are said to possess the “risk-taking gene” – that bit of DNA that makes us chase stimulation beyond what would normally satisfy non-ADDers. The ADHD Gene In her book, Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention, author Katherine Ellison tracks her family history back to immigrants who couldn’t help but seek the new – … Read more

The Power of Awareness as Alternative ADHD Treatment

Crusher believes that ADHD is best crushed with a range of treatments and solutions – which can be medication(s), alternative ADHD treatments, natural remedies, diet and lifestyle changes, ADHD coaching, mindfulness, neurotherapy, etc., or some combination of all of these. If there is one thing I’ve learned battling this condition for the past 13 years, there is no … Read more

ADD Alternative Treatments

Many ADD alternative treatments are available for those who do not wish to medicate themselves or who want to put as many solutions to work for them as possible (a good idea). And in addition to the alternative ADD treatments outlined below, there are also natural ADD remedies that together comprise the non-meds treatment options. In the … Read more

ADD Treatment Options

There are many options for ADHD adults to mitigate their ADHD challenges. This provides a general outline of the treatment options out there. Let’s break them down into big chunks to make this topic as ADD-friendly as possible. There are basically three big chunks… 1. Medication This is a potentially powerful part of any ADD-crushing plan – if … Read more

Natural Remedies for ADD

As discussed briefly in ADD Diet, there are a lot of seemingly wonderful headlines and marketing pitches that suggest there are simple, all-natural remedies for ADD symptoms. The sad but true headline is that many of these claims are hopeful at best, and a rip-off at worst. But here’s the good news: There are tons of … Read more

Adult ADD Test

You can find a whole bunch of adult ADD tests simply by doing an Internet search for “adult add test” or “add online test”. But you’re not always going to be guaranteed a reliable test. And reliable means that the questions and the scoring are based on accepted medical guidelines – rather than just some … Read more

What Causes ADD?

Medical professionals have been documenting kids showing inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity for over 100 years. Since that time, ADD has been given many various names, like minimal brain dysfunction and hyperkinetic reaction of childhood, among the stranger-sounding. With the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV), it’s been officially renamed attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. … Read more