Tag: ADHD

How Music Helps the ADHD Brain Focus

How Music Helps the ADHD Brain Focus

Music is beneficial to our well-being in more ways than one, and I’m sure most people could attest to that. When it comes to studying for those finals or concentrating on an important task, music can help some but may serve as a loud distraction for others. However, for those of us with ADHD, music can help us concentrate more than we may know–and that’s thanks to our unique neurological makeup, which reacts exceptionally well to patterns and sensory-engaging stimuli. So, how can music help, and what type of music helps? Below are some of the ways it can help, along with input from leading ADHD experts.

How ADHD and Gut Health Are Linked

How ADHD and Gut Health Are Linked

ADHD is a complex thing. As awareness and research surrounding ADHD–attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—continues to advance, it seems as if we’re learning something new about it every day. In recent years, a growing mountain of research has suggested a particularly important link between gut health and mental health: turns out, the trillions of bacteria in your gut have a strong influence on mental health, and may even play a part in the development of neuropsychiatric conditions such as autism and ADHD. This has several implications for ADHD treatments and the high comorbidity rate of gastrointestinal disorders with ADHD, so let’s dig in.

4 ADHD-Friendly Cleaning Hacks

4 ADHD-Friendly Cleaning Hacks

For many with ADHD (hyperactive attention deficit disorder), cleaning can be more than a chore–it can feel like a downright impossible mission, with a laundry list of steps that need to be repeated day in and day out. It drains our time and energy and can thrust us into a state of indecision paralysis if we procrastinate on much-needed housekeeping: where do I even begin, and how can I make myself do it?

Smoking and Mental Health Risks

Smoking and Mental Health Risks

Many people today understand the risks that smoking poses to someone’s health, however on top of this it also affects mental health. Smoking linked to serious health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and emphysema. In addition to these risks, chemicals such as nicotine can affect a person’s mood and mental health.

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