I interview Dr. Neal Rojas about ADHD.
Thank you for writing about your interview with Dr. Rojas and sharing your honest thoughts. I wonder to what extent a child’s ADHD diagnosis is associated with their mother’s diet and stress level during pregnancy.
What are your thoughts on Dr. Gabor Mate’s work on ADHD? There seems to be some similarities and some differences. This is his work summed up
“ADHD is not an inherited condition, contrary to the commonly held opinion, but originates in early childhood stresses during the first years of crucial brain and personality development. Hence, counseling to unravel family issues and issues with self-esteem is always important. Physical self care, exercise, nutritious diets, good sleep hygiene, outdoor activities are all important. Mindfulness practices, like meditation, are very challenging to the ADD mind, but extremely helpful.”