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ADHD: A Curse or a Blessing?

Sep 30, 2018 06:16PM ● By Dr. Danielle Chavalarias

Recently, one of my clients shared that she finally made the decision to come see me because she was sick and tired of feeling bad. “ADHD impacted my family and the results of my business. It was hard to manage everything because of my lack of focus. Overall, it created a lot of anxiety in my life, and I wanted a change,” she said.

She’s not alone. Do you know that over 17 million people in the U.S. have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? It’s the most common learning and behavioral problem in children and one of the most common problems in adults, leading to job failures, relationship breakups, loneliness, drug abuse and a tremendous sense of underachievement.

        Although females have ADHD in higher numbers, males are diagnosed three to four times more than females. Missing ADHD in females can have devastating lifelong effects on their health, mood, relationships, career and finances.

        When you suffer from ADHD in your early childhood, your elementary school years can be very challenging. When you can’t sit still for 20 minutes, you will interrupt others. When you need a tutor in every subject, your self-confidence will decline, and you will wear a façade, but inside you will not like yourself. Nights will be worse. The demons of your scattered brain will emerge at night and you cannot sleep because your brain can’t settle down.

        Then comes college. At first, you feel courageous that you made it that far. Plus, college will look like a party: lots of freedom and lack of structure. However, this relaxed college environment could be a perfect recipe for disaster. Many people with ADHD drop out before the end of their freshman year. 

        Do you have ADHD? Are you experiencing short attention span, distractibility, disorganization, restlessness, procrastination, impulse control or lack of self-esteem? You don’t need to continue suffering in silence. With the new brain science discovery, you can teach your brain to re-wire itself. Nothing is hard-wired in our brain and we are not stuck with the brain we have today, or the one we were born with. 

        Just know, that in addition to the so-called “shortcomings” associated with ADHD, it’s also a blessing. Those with ADHD are smart, creative, curious and inventive.  However, in order to succeed, you need to surround yourself with people who will be able to implement the thousands or millions of ideas you have. To be more successful you need to rewire your brain in a safe and gentle way respecting who you are and at the same time enhancing your performance.


Dr. Chavalarias, CEO/President, Inner Optimal Inc. Brain Peak Performance Center, has been helping people retrain their brains for more than 12 years in Encinitas and now can reach anyone in the world with outstanding positive results. She doesn’t use medications or nutrients and the results are fast and long-lasting. To find out how she and her team can help you or your child, call 760-633-3328 or visit




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