What images come to mind when you think about the American college experience? Maybe it’s the movie Animal House. Maybe it’s your own memories of life on campus. For any student in their late teens and early twenties, thoughts of college can bring fear of the unknown and fear of being alone in more academically demanding conditions than they’ve ever experienced.
Like others their age, adolescents and young adults with ADHD feel increasing pressure to perform during high school and college years as they move along toward graduation. It’s tough to manage the ever-increasing study and social demands, on top of having to manage a condition like ADHD. When they hit campus, it’s a whole new set of challenges each semester: core requirements in difficult subjects, selecting a major, and thinking about a future career, are all responsibilities that students must tackle.
Coming back from winter break is also tough. It means adjusting to new courses, new professors, and a need to get back into the rhythm of school in general and, unlike younger children, parents of teenagers and adults with ADHD aren’t expected to play as much of an active role any more. This can be really scary!
Students with ADHD need to know about their options for improving and maintaining performance once they’re away from home. They should consult with counselors,parents, physicians and other healthcare providers to pursue a variety of strategies that may include tips on how to get organized and plan ahead, a healthy lifestyle, drugapproaches such as stimulants, and a nutritional, medical food approach, like Vayarin® Plus.
Vayarin® Plus is a medical food specially formulated for adults and adolescents. It helps to manage the lipid imbalances known to be present in ADHD and can improve attention and task monitoring, which is the ability to keep track of current and future obligations and set goals.
Vayarin® (for children) and Vayarin® Plus (for adults and adolescents) contain EPA-enriched PS-Omega-3 that is specially formulated with nutritional ingredients that are naturally sourced and have virtually no difference in side effects when compared to placebo. Although individual results may vary, give Vayarin® 30-90 days and Vayarin® Plus 30-60 days for the healthy lipids to reach optimal levels. Once they have reached their optimal level both products provide 24/7 coverage, unlike many stimulants which can wear off after each dose.
Talk to your healthcare provider about Vayarin® or Vayarin® Plus today!
Vayarin®, Vayarin® Plus and Vayacog® are intended for use under medical supervision; make sure to tell your healthcare provider that you or your loved one is taking Vayarin® , Vayarin® Plus or Vayacog® and keep them informed about how it’s going.