ADHD is a common neurobehavioural disorder involving hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating, and impulsive behaviour.
This condition remains poorly understood. There remains a lot of debate about the causes of this condition, as well as to the actual prevalence of this condition. Some sources suggest 2 out of 3 children in the industrialized world have this condition, other sources suggest ratios closer to 1 out of 50 or 100.
The causes of ADD and ADHD are thought to include:
- Genetic factors
- Chemical exposure at a young age
Continuously interrupting people
- There are no lab tests that can difinitively test for ADHD. This diagnosis is given by a psychiatrist.
1. Improve Attention and Cognition
- Lifestyle Changes (Exercise, Yoga, Relaxation and Mindfulness Training)
- Adaptogens (Panax quinquefolius, Ginkgo biloba, Bacopa monnieri)
- Stimulant Adaptogens (Rhodiola rosea, Eleutherococcus senticosus)
- Nootropics (L-Theanine, Vinpocetine, Bacopa monnieri, Ginkgo biloba)
- Dopaminergics (Trichilia catigua, Vitex agnus-castus)
2. Manage Sleep Cycle
- Nervine Sedatives (Matricaria recutita, Scutellaria lateriflora, Melatonin)
- Adrenal Tonics (Rehmannia glutinosa, Withania somnifera, Astragalus membranaceus)
3. Improve Mood
- Thymoleptics (Hypericum perforatum, Crocus sativus)
4. Manage Allergies & Sensitivities
- Diet (Elimination diet, Low Histamine Diet, Low Salicylate Diet)
- Antiallergics (Albizzia lebbeck, Andrographis paniculata, Verbascum thapsus)
- Immunomodulators (Ganoderma lucidum, Uncaria tomentosa)
5. Ensure Adequate Nutritional Intake
- Nutrients (Essential Fatty Acids, B Vitamins, Tryptophan, Magnesium, Vitamin E, Zinc)
- Antinflammatories (Ulmus rubra, Verbascum thapsus, Curcuma longa, Boswellia serrata, Calendula officinalis)
6. Manage Blood Sugar levels
- Blood Glucose Modulators (Panax ginseng, Gymnema sylvestris, Gynostemma pentaphyllum)
- Bipolar disorder
- Type 2 diabetes
- Zinc deficiency
- B vitamin deficiencies
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
This condition is hard to diagnose and there is a lot of dispute as to the actual relevance a diagnosis for this condition offers.
ADHD Formula #1
Take 8 mL in the morning, or 2 doses of 4 mL in the morning and early afternoon.
ADHD Formula #2
Take 7.5 mL in the morning, and 7.5 mL early afternoon.
The Sunlight Experiment
Updated: November 2017
Recent Blog Posts:
- Philipsen, A. (2006). Differential diagnosis and comorbidity of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adults. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 256(1), i42-i46.