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How does health affect ADHD-related stress?

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Staying healthy helps you manage ADHD better and also helps your body respond more readily to any extra stress. Children, teens, and adults with ADHD can all take these steps to maintain health:

  • Minimize your intake of caffeine or nicotine.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol.

From: ADHD and Stress WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Amen Clinics: "A Summary of Ways to Optimize Brain Function and Break Bad Brain Habits" and "Soothing the Brain and Calming Stress." National Resource Center for AD/HD: "AD/HD and Coexisting Disorders;" "The Disorder Named AD/HD;" and "Women and ADHD." Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD: Not Just for Kids Anymore."


Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES: Amen Clinics: "A Summary of Ways to Optimize Brain Function and Break Bad Brain Habits" and "Soothing the Brain and Calming Stress." National Resource Center for AD/HD: "AD/HD and Coexisting Disorders;" "The Disorder Named AD/HD;" and "Women and ADHD." Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD: Not Just for Kids Anymore."


Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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