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A few years ago I was diagnosed with Inattentive Attention Deficit Disorder for which I've been prescribed Adderall which I take (when I can afford it.) One of the effects I've experienced since starting to take it a feel-good tingling sensation in the top back part of my head which a lot of times has lead to more procrastination instead of less.

Recently I've been trying other methods to combat my Inattentive ADD like meditation and breathing exercises. I take 4 slow long breaths a minute for about five minutes. The meditation I practice usually on a large foot rest sitting legs folded for 7-9 minutes a day.

I've noticed while practicing meditation after taking the Adderall a few minutes in the tingling feel-good sensation I get from the Adderall moves from the top back part of my head to my forehead and nose area. Can you what physical processes are going on in my brain that make this change happen?

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Hi Neil
I am more into te nutritional treatment of mood disorders. Medications only mask symptoms and do nothing to treat the underlying metabolic disorder that is responsible mental illness.

ADHD can be treated by adopting the Hypoglycemic Diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/).

What is Hypoglycemia?  
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/

Please read:
ADHD and ADD, the Hyperactive Child by Dr Lendon H Smith ---> page 7
  http://curezone.com/upload/Newsletter/Hypoglycemic_He/HYPONL2002_12.pdf

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity (ADHD) linked to Hypoglycemia
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/research-evidence-for-hypoglycemia/#ATTENTIO


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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

Organizations
The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia

Publications
Book: GETTING OFF THE HOOK
My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

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BA (Psych) Sydney University, Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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See My Career as a Nutritional Psychotherapist at: http://psychonutrionaltherapy.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-career-as-nutritional-psychologist.html

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