How to Heal ADHD at Home

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How to Heal ADHD at Home

Dr. Amen’s Online Course for Healing ADD/ADHD

If you or a loved one is struggling with attention deficit disorder (ADD), also known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you know firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate daily life. 

The core symptoms of ADD/ADHDwhich include short attention span for everyday tasks, being easily distracted, procrastination, poor organization, lack of follow-through, and poor impulse controlcan make daily life feel like you are swimming upstream. 

Without treatment, ADD can be downright devastating. Indeed, untreated ADD is associated with a higher incidence of depression, substance abuse, school dropout, traffic accidents, imprisonment, unemployment, financial issues, obesity, divorce, dementia, and suicide. 

Thankfully, that does not have to be your experience or your child’s. By learning about and adopting proven natural ADHD therapies, symptoms can be greatly lessened, and life can be remarkably better. 

Created and taught by bestselling author and ADD/ADHD psychiatrist, Daniel Amen, MD, and his wife Tana Amen, BSN, RN, Healing ADD at Home in 30 Days is an online course that offers a proven program to help. 

Filled with research-based information, exercises, downloadable tools, and natural strategies, Dr. Amen’s digital course will help you manage your ADD/ADHD symptoms and take control of your life. 

It is all available to you to view and practice wherever and whenever you’d like—and at an affordable price.


This course will benefit adults with ADHD and parents of a child with ADHD. The course will also help spouses/partners of adults with ADD/ADHD gain a greater understanding of the disorder and better support their neurodiverse loved one. 

If you or your child struggle with any of the following ADD-related challenges, this course may be life-changing:  

  • Trouble focusing or staying on task
  • Lack of drive to complete projects 
  • Sleep issues due to restlessness or racing thoughts
  • Disorganization
  • Being unreliable 
  • Poor productivity and follow-through on requests
  • Overwhelm with thoughts and feelings

Real solutions are provided throughout. If the suggestions and exercises are practiced with consistent effort, benefits may include: 

  • Greater focus
  • Improved mental sharpness
  • Increase of calm feelings 
  • Better decision-making
  • More self-control
  • Increased ability to stay on task
  • Improved reliability 
  • Greater ability to stay organized at work and home
  • Improved relationships with friends, family, and self

Ultimately, you or your child will begin to feel unencumbered and free like you are finally swimming with the flow of life rather than against it. You may even start to enjoy life and experience joy in the things you do every day! 

Isn’t that what we all want for our children and ourselves?


With humor and compassion, Dr. Amen and Tana share this proven program in daily bite-sized videos, which are short in length but chock-full of useful information. You can watch them at your own pace. 

It’s a holistic approach. Each day will include some form of education about ADD/ADHD. You will also be given a variety of tools and techniques to use and actions to take. 

Some of the actions include: 

  • Journaling—a downloadable daily journal helps you with goal-setting and tracking your progress to support your success . 
  • Getting your bloodwork done to measure and monitor important health numbers.
  • Working on your mindset by challenging automatic negative thoughts. 
  • Consuming the best foods for ADHD, incorporating the right kinds of physical exercise, and taking targeted nutritional supplements. 
  • Practicing techniques that target hallmark ADHD symptoms. These methods will help you to master sleep, improve your focus and attention, soothe anxiety, calm your busy mind, improve impulse control, and more.
  • Working to improve relationships with partners/spouses and practicing effective parenting with ADHD children. 

The ADHD course is not hard, but it does require consistent practice. It may sound overwhelming, but it can be taken one step at a time. 

Dr. Amen has designed this on-demand course with the ADHD brain in mind. Short videos and quick-hit exercises make it easier for people with attention issues to complete. Below is a more detailed account of two foundational segments of the course.


Dr. Amen and Tana take the first several days of the course to dispel the notion that ADD is a myth and to introduce you to the different types of ADHD people have. 

Indeed, ADHD is a real neurodevelopmental disorder, and they take time to clearly define what it is, including ADD strengths, and how people develop it. Based on his brain-imaging work—over 225,000 brain SPECT scans—Dr. Amen has found that while there are common traits that all people with this condition share, there are 7 different ADHD types. 

You will be given a thorough overview of each type, the neurodiverse brain pattern associated with it, as well as the natural approach (and medicinal approach, if necessary) used to best treat each type. You will also be directed to an online test that will help you determine your type. 

Here's a very brief description of 7 types of ADD/ADHD by symptoms:  

Classic ADD

This is the most common type. It’s the hyperactive child we generally associate with ADHD, but it includes adults too. Because of the hyperactivity, ADHD is the correct term. It is characterized by a short attention span, distractibility, disorganization, impulsivity, restlessness, and hyperactivity.

The second most common type, a child or adult with inattentive ADD is typically quiet, more introverted, and tends to “daydream” often. It is characterized by short attention span, distractibility, and often disorganization. They are not hyperactive or impulsive. It’s more common in girls and women. 

Overfocused ADD

With overfocused ADD, an individual will have the typical ADD/ADHD symptoms plus they tend to get stuck on negative thoughts or negative behaviors. They are worried, rigid, and inflexible when things don't go their way. They can also get very upset.

Temporal Lobe ADD

With temporal lobe ADD, there are all the classic symptoms plus temper problems, irritability, mood problems, and learning issues. 

Limbic ADD

Limbic ADD involves typical ADD symptoms plus a sort of chronic low-level sadness. They are like the character “Eor,” tending to focus on what’s not right in their life. However, their symptoms do not meet the criteria for major depressive disorder. 

Ring of Fire ADD

On SPECT scans, Ring of Fire ADD individuals have too much activity globally in the brain. They have all the common ADD symptoms, plus tend to be worried, rigid, and have mood cycles. They are also sensitive to noises and touch, and sometimes even taste. Those with this type tend to have trouble “turning off” their brains and often feel overwhelmed with thoughts and emotions.

Anxious ADD

Anxious ADD individuals have typical ADD symptoms, plus they are anxious, nervous, and tense. They freeze in social situations. These are people who hate getting up in front of people to talk or perform. 

You’ll learn much more about these types throughout the course. If you don’t immediately identify with one, don’t worry. Sometimes people may have a combination of types. 


Your diet is one of the most important influences on ADD/ADHD symptoms. After all, your brain uses 25% of everything you eat! From day 6 to day 10 of the course, Dr. Amen and Tana review the basic tenets of brain healthy eating—and what foods to eliminate to optimize your brain function and support focus and attention. 

For example, you’ll be introduced to the best foods to eat and why. Here’s a brief summary of some of what is recommended: 

  • Lean, healthy clean protein without hormones or additives. Eating protein, in small doses, throughout the day helps to balance blood sugar and support better focus. 
  • Colorful fruits and vegetables. They are fiber-rich and tend to have higher levels of antioxidants and other phytochemicals that help your brain and body.
  • Healthy fats found in nuts, avocados, fatty fish, and olive oil. A full 60% of the solid weight of your brain is fat. Healthy fats are critical to healthy brain function. 
  • Water. Your brain is 80% water and staying hydrated is essential to optimal function.
  • Fermented foods. Probiotic-rich fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and some low-fat, low-sugar yogurt all support gut health. Gut health is associated with fewer ADHD symptoms. 

Equally important, you'll learn which popular foods to eliminate that exacerbate ADHD symptoms. 

Dr. Amen and Tana provide loads of ideas for creating healthy, delicious meals within these parameters.

The easy-to-follow suggestions in Healing ADD have made it one of Dr. Amen’s most popular digital mental health courses. See how it can help you or a loved one in just 30 days.

If you or a loved one has ADHD, start the healing process now in your own home on your own time. Amen University’s proven, on-demand course Healing ADD at Home in 30 Days is taught by Dr. Daniel Amen, a board-certified psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics, and his wife Tana Amen, BSN, RN. Don't wait take the first step towards a brighter future by registering for the course.