Possible Factors for ADHD, Focus & Memory
Studies suggest that inefficiencies with specific neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) may be at play with ADD/ADHD.
For example, if you suffer from lack of alertness or low ability to focus, sustain effort, thought or motivation, you could have an imbalance in dopamine and norepinephrine.
If you are often unable to be calm or still you may have an imbalance in the neurotransmitters whose job it is to calm the over-active parts of your brain. Often times, when the neurotransmitters serotonin and GABA are inefficient or struggling, your brain is left over-stimulated and unable to calm down or relax (common complaints people suffering from ADD/ADHD have).
Healthy brain function that allows you to focus, sustain effort, and rest and relax requires a delicate balance of these neurotransmitters that many people do not have.
Ways to measure these neurotransmitters