Best and Worst Ways to Cope with Attention Issues

Attention Issues are not just a single and simple problem; therefore, coping is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Attention is a national health crisis that continues to grow—yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated issues today. Here are a few tips to help you understand and cope.

Best Ways to Cope with Attention Issues:

  1. Learn more about ADD. A good place to start would be to learn about the 7 types of ADD and identify if this might be what you’re dealing with. This will help you create the proper approach to your treatment.
  1. Customize your approach. One size does not fit all: What works for one person with attention may not work for another—or could even make the symptoms worse! Listen to your body and make sure you are working with a practitioner that truly cares about your individual health and wellbeing.
  1. Address your condition comprehensively, through proper testing, supplementation, therapy and diet. The Amen Clinics Method, developed through 26 years of clinical practice, uses a detailed clinical history, brain SPECT imaging to understand brain function, neuropsychological testing and laboratory studies to target treatment specifically to your brain using the least toxic, most effective means.

Worst Ways to Cope with Attention Issues:

  1. Neglect treatment and push through the disorder alone. Unaddressed attention issues can have alarming consequences and is associated with higher incidences of: Academic problems, Low self-esteem,  Job failure, Incarceration, Obesity, Divorce.
  1. Rely on pharmaceuticals alone. Attention issues can be aggravated by a variety of conditions, including diet, environmental toxins, and limited physical expression. “For example, the European Union (EU) requires that foods containing certain food color additives include a statement on the label that this color “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.” says the Mayo Clinic.
  1. Overload yourself with to-dos, commitments, and activities. Filling your schedule or your child’s schedule with too many distractions and stresses can make the condition worse. Simplify your schedule and your life while you develop a strong treatment plan and see that it’s working for you.

As you can see, there are many simple tools that you can use to manage attention issues at home. Hopefully, with these tips, you now have a good starting point!