The truth about ADHD [Part 2]

The truth about ADHD [Part 2] with Dr. Laura Hanson

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Today we are jumping into part two of “The Truth about ADHD”. If you haven’t already, make sure you go back and listen to part one. In part one I covered some of the history around ADHD and some of the problems with ADHD medications. Today we are going to look at how stimulant medications actually work, things to consider when stopping or starting stimulant medications, and how too much screen usage is actually linked to symptoms of ADHD in children and teens.

The number of kids being diagnosed with some form of attention issue is growing every year. I believe that parents have the right to make decisions for their kids, but I believe that those decisions need to be informed by research and facts that many parents are not aware of. It is your job as a parent to research and learn so that you can make the best decisions for your child. My hope is that this podcast will be a helpful and encouraging starting point for you.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How stimulant medications work
  • What you need to know and where to start if you want to get your child off their ADHD medications
  • The relationship between nutrition, appetite, and ADHD
  • How attention actually gets developed in our brains
  • How screen usage is harming children’s brains
  • Understanding target heart rate
  • Why you should know your state of health
  • Do you know the whole picture?

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More about Connect My Brain:

Why is this happening to my kid and what can I do about it? If you’re the parent of a developmentally delayed child, you’ve probably asked this question more than once. That’s where I come in! I’m Dr. Laura Hanson and I specialize in identifying the “why” and telling you the “what.” Join me every Thursday for a deeper look at how our brains are wired and how to get the most out of your mind. Are you looking to break negative patterns, overcome mood disorders, or optimize your potential? Maybe your child struggles with ADHD, OCD or other learning difficulties. Tune in to Connect My Brain, where I explain concepts like biofeedback and neurofeedback, brainwave frequencies, and much more. Let me help you change your life by changing your mind! Contact me HERE.


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