Did you know that poor diet, sleep problems, lack of physical activity, and too much screen time can make the symptoms of ADHD worse?
This group of problems can create a vicious cycle of worsening ADHD symptoms that in turn may lead to more difficulty in changing the very issues that are driving the cycle, and so on, and so on. In addition, changing these behaviours requires a significant degree of self-regulation; this adds an extra challenge for those with ADHD because difficulty with self-regulation is at the core of ADHD. Finally, there may also be an emotional barrier to attempting change due to a history of discouraging unsuccessful attempts. Therefore it’s critical to find the right support and guidance to increase your chances of success.
The good news is that ADHD is treatable, and those treated often experience a high degree of positive results! Multi-modal treatment is recommended for the best results. What’s multi-modal treatment, you ask? Multi-modal treatment usually includes a combination of medication, counselling therapy, support with lifestyle changes and education. Look for professionals who understand ADHD, can provide individualized support, and work with your strengths to help you achieve your goals.