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Glad to be here. Has anyone found a natural supplement that helps destress, help focus,depression, and stay on task help? I always have had adhd symptoms and need to get organized and stop hating myself. Son has many girlfriends,and jobs he goes through cuz he cant function. He needs meds too.

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Btw….I dont hate myself,....I get irritated and angry at my erratic all over the place unorganized behavior and mistakes. Very hard on myself. OCD about my weight. 24/7 .....

Posted by Wendy7 on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:48am

HI Wendy,

Thanks for posting. My advice would be to first take care of yourself.  If you suspect you have ADHD - then do all you can to find out more about this condition.  There are some excellent books (try Dr. Russell Barkley’s book or Ed Hallowel - both leading ADHD doctors) and make an appointment with a doctor.  We have had great success with medicine for our son.  Perhaps you might want to try that if, indeed,  you have ADHD.  I also recommend a video that you can find on this website (or just goole it on YouTube) by Dr. Russell Barkley titled “Essential Ideas for Parents”. It is an excellent overview.

Take care

Posted by staypositive on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:30am

Wendy,

There are several supplements that are beneficial to some individuals with ADHD. It’s best to talk with your doctor about what to take and how much, but here are some articles on the types of supplements you should talk to your doctor about, the supplements that could help ADHD:

http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/29/
http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/3993.html
http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/1684.html

We have found medication far more effective than any of the 20 or so supplements my son has tried.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:13pm

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