As yet there is no definitive answer as to what causes ADHD and what exactly is going on in ADHD brains. It appears to be an accumulation of quite a few things and through brain imaging and genetic testing, scientists are learning more all the time. However, one thing that is widely accepted is that dopamine (or lack of) plays a big role.
So what can we do to boost our dopamine levels? This page is a compilation of some of the best advice we have found. We will continue our search for the most up-to-date information and if you have any dopamine boosting ideas of your own or think there is something else that we should include here, please get in touch.
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SOME IDEAS FOR BOOSTING DOPAMINE
I have a Spotify playlist of songs from the 90s that are full of happy memories for me that I play whilst exercising. It gives me a double boost of dopamine and helps me get through the exercise. I also count down the time in songs rather than minutes. For example, 15 minutes on the cross-trainer is only 4 or 5 songs. When seen like that, it feels much more manageable.