Living with ADHD can be difficult at times. We have all heard the stories of children who can’t sit still in school, the adults who can’t seem to focus at work, and the shaky, jittery, hyperactive people who just can’t seem to stay in one place at a time. In the worst cases, ADHD can result in depression and anxiety. Indeed, life can be troubling for those living with ADHD. But, there is hope. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
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The doctors at Neurocore Brain Performance Center have developed a system to assist people living with ADHD. They have found that the root of ADHD is not a lack of attention, in fact it is the opposite. It occurs when a person’s attention system is irregular. What happens when a person who suffers from ADHD loses focus is not a question of lack of attention, rather it is misguided attention. The person has found something that interests them more than the task at hand. It happens when adults at work mindlessly scroll through pages of social media posts or indulge in blogs that have nothing to do with the paperwork they must turn in; it happens when a child stares out the window in school longing for the freedom of recess; it occurs when anyone engages in any activity that absorbs their attentional resources so deeply that they lose track of time. This redirection of attention is called hyper-focus.
Scientists at Neurocore have found that dopamine levels directly affect hyper-focus. People with ADHD commonly have deficiencies in their dopamine levels. If a person with ADHD can redirect their ability to hyper-focus on important tasks by making them fun then they will find their productivity will rise. The ability to harness hyper-focus has led to success in the classroom and in the workplace. Read more about Neurocore at glassdoor.com.
The secret to applying hyper-focus to anything in life is to connect the desired task to something the person finds fun. Once the person implements a reward system into the activities they want to accomplish then they will find the tasks more enjoyable and easier to accomplish. Every time the person engages their hyper-focus to complete an activity they will receive a surge of dopamine and the behavior will become a habit. An added benefit of implementing a reward system into daily activities is the deterrent of depression. When the person living with ADHD feels a sense of accomplishment it will raise their self esteem and self worth. They will know what it feels like to be happy.