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Is ADHD Based On Biological Or Psychological Factors?

Introduction

Many people are wondering whether or not ADHD is based on biological or psychological factors. To be specific, it can be argued that ADHD is highly based on biological factors. This article will provide evidence to support this point. To be specific, it will prove that chemical differences in the brain exist to support the point that ADHD is caused by biological factors (Jaska, 1998). It will also provide evidence that ADHD is based on genetic...


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How To Increase Dopamine Naturally With ADHD

Introduction

According to Alban (2015), dopamine has become known as the "motivation molecule." Alban (2015) continues stating that dopamine contributes to motivation, productivity, and focus. Sinfield (2015) has stated that people with ADHD do not produce as much dopamine as people who do not have ADHD. One way to increase dopamine levels in people with ADHD is through ADHD medication. However, for some people with ADHD, medication can have negative side effects, such as changes in appetite,...


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Words Of Wisdom From My Parents When I Was Diagnosed With ADHD

Introduction

My family has supported me in everything that I do. They truly want the best for me. Hence, I had no doubt in my mind what their reaction would be when I was diagnosed with ADHD. In fact, they encouraged me to get the help I needed to get better.  This article will explore what my family told me when I was diagnosed with ADHD. To be specific, they told me it does not matter if...


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Apps I Use To Manage My ADHD

Introduction

We live in a time when we are constantly looking at our smart phones. This can be distracting for anyone. However, for people with ADHD, it can completely hinder their daily routines. I used to be the type of person who looked at my smart phone all day and did nothing throughout the day. However, one day I thought to myself that it would be a good idea to use my smart phone wisely, instead of...


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Being In The Field Of Mental Health And Having ADHD

Introduction

Many people have asked me why I chose the field of mental health. The answer is quite simple. I have suffered from mental illness myself. I am currently in graduate school for Mental Health Counseling and also intern at a prestigious New York Hospital.  With that stated, it has been quite beneficial to suffer from mental illness first hand, while working in the field of mental health, as well. In particular, I can relate to the...


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Finding My Niche Through Running

Introduction

It is not uncommon for someone with ADHD to excel at one particular thing. For me, this is running. I ran competitively from high school to college as an undergraduate student. Even though I do not run competitively anymore, I still run on a leisure basis.  This article will explore how I have benefited from running while experiencing the daily struggles of ADHD.

Running Gives Me An Adrenaline Rush

Every time I run, I get an adrenaline rush....


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How I Stay Organized In Graduate School With ADHD

Introduction

I am currently in graduate school for Mental Health Counseling. Being a graduate student, there are high expectations for me to achieve academic success. Hence, I have to be very organized and complete all my tasks in a thorough, efficient manner. I have been able to accomplish this task and maintain a high grade point average each semester, since enrolling in graduate school. In this article I will explore the different ways I stay organized...


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Why I Use Journaling To Cope With My ADHD

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Have you ever had a bunch of thoughts stuck in your head and you don't know how to explain them to someone. Well, having ADHD, I experience this a lot. With ADHD, it is quite common to experience scattered thoughts. The question remains how do I cope with these scattered thoughts in my head and discover how I feel. To answer this question, I journal. This article will explore why journaling has enabled me to...


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Why It Is Important To Take Your Medication

Introduction

Balancing the struggles living with ADHD can be quite challenging at times. With that said, I have good days where I am able to manage the symptoms of my ADHD.  On the other hand, I have days where it becomes very difficult to manage my symptoms of ADHD. The question remains how do I get through the bad days with my ADHD.  The answer is quite simple. I take my medication. In this article, I will...


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Coping With ADHD

Introduction

Living with ADHD on a daily basis can be quite a struggle. At times, you can become forgetful. Other times, you can become disorganized. Furthermore, on other occasions you can simply become frustrated and overwhelmed. With that stated, many people have asked me how do I cope with the daily struggles of ADHD. In this article, I will provide my first hand experience on coping with ADHD.

Taking Medication On A Daily Basis

First and foremost, I take...