Strategies Without Medication for ADHD

On this episode of The ADHD Moms Podcast, Jane is joined by Jess Bevan, a member of the ADHD mom community, as a guest to discuss strategies for managing ADHD without medication. The episode is particularly helpful for those who choose not to medicate or face medical conditions that prevent them from using medication.

Jess, a mother of two, shares her personal experience of being diagnosed with ADHD in her twenties and her journey of finding strategies to cope without medication. Having studied psychology and worked with vulnerable moms and families, Jess emphasises the importance of incorporating creative and fun approaches to movement into daily routines.

Jane shares her recent experience of discovering a significant heart condition, leading to the need to stop ADHD medication. This revelation sparks a conversation with Jess about strategies for ADHD management, especially for individuals and parents who choose not to medicate or face challenges with medication.

Jess highlights the significance of incorporating movement into daily routines, making it enjoyable, especially for kids and suggests activities like dance parties, movement brain breaks, and using movement cards to engage children in fun physical activities. The conversation delves into the challenges and triumphs of parenting with ADHD and finding strategies that work for both parents and children.

Despite Jess's personal decision not to use medication due to past adverse experiences, the episode aims to provide valuable insights and strategies for those navigating ADHD without medication. The focus is on creating a lifestyle change by making movement enjoyable and incorporating creative approaches to daily activities.

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About the Author Jane McFadden

Jane McFadden, former psychologist turned neurodiversity specialist, found her passion after a late ADHD and autism diagnosis. She's the founder of Australia's largest online psychology company, helping veterans with PTSD. Now, she hosts the popular podcast "ADHD Mums" and speaks on neurodiversity, focusing on women and girls. Jane resides on the Sunshine Coast with her family.

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