ADHD

Question
Posted by: Mintaka | 2008/06/07

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Adult ADD

This is my first posting. I am an adult male, who started taking Concerta about 18 months ago. I respond very well to 1 or 2 tablets per day. I am completing a masters degree this year and have achieved very good results so far.
This is the sad aspect: when I was younger, I was been admitted as a medical student to no less than 3 medical schools and managed to get to 2nd year, after which I dropped out. However, I really suffered from an attention deficit and even my own parents wrote me off as "stupid", saying that I did not 'have what it takes'.
Now I would like to know what activities or exercises can I do to improve my concentration span and supplement the medication.

This is a serious request and would like the doctor to give me solid answer.

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Mintaka

Sorry about your experiences at Medical School but it sounds like you have a solid alternative. I really think I take each question seriously, never the less here is yours: I think you have identified the underlying solution to the best approach to ADHD in that it is multi disciplinary. Most Doctors would agree that medication is the only generally accepted approach to treatment, but this is only one aspect of the multi dicipinary approach. The difficulty lies in the fact that the different options dont work in everyone and you need to "shop" around to find what works for you. Relatively recently a lot of independant university based research has focussed on the cerebellum's role in not only in ADHD but also generally with learning difficulties. Dore is a company that has taken that research to its nect logical conclusiion using the exercises you talk about to "rewire" the cerebellum, making a very large difference to a number of the symptoms associated with learning difficulties. Their progrm is backed up scientifically valid peer-reviewed research and the success rate is remarkable. Check them out on www.dore.co.za

Regards

Dr Peter Velloza

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Posted by: Mike | 2008/06/10

I did the peak achievement program from Neurotechnology. It really made a huge difference in my live. The have centers in the major cities in RSA. www dot neurotechnology dot co dot za
It is worth having a look at!
WELL DONE with your Honores and GOOD LUCK with the Masters

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