Trigger Points and ADHD

Anne from The Modern Mrs. Darcy wrote a post recently about trigger points. In her case, she was referring to children and homeschooling, although she did mention adults as well. Her observation was that children have certain trigger points, that when reached, can send them spiraling out of control. Being tired, for instance, or hungry. […]

Managing Anxiety

Anxiety is one of those things that often accompanies ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder never travels alone; it always brings a friend or two. Depression, learning disabilities and anxiety are some of the more common ones. I have a daughter who suffers from anxiety (and I’ve experienced it myself at times) so I know how crippling […]

Anxiety and Decision Making

A recent study has shown that people who have anxiety – which is a lot of those of us with ADHD – can also have difficulty making decisions, especially when you are anxious. As I understand it, when you are anxious, it triggers neurons in your brain that block other neurons from being able to […]

Peppermint and ADHD

What does peppermint have to do with ADHD? More than you might think. Besides freshening your breath and soothing your tummy, peppermint can be used in several different ways for ADHD. Peppermint can increase your mental clarity and improve your concentration. You can use peppermint candy for this, or peppermint gum, or you can use […]