By Petrolene Le Roux Anxiety was barely known as an illness before the 19th century. Anxiety is caused by worrying about the future. Depression is a prolonged state of sadness because of past events and experiences. Most people experience anxiety or depression at some point in their lives. Many physicians prescribe mental and physical exercises to improve a patient’s state of mind. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Zoe Fenson A year ago, shortly before my 32nd birthday, I walked into a neuropsychologist’s office. I had an appointment, a pre-filled-out questionnaire, and a check to pay for a cognitive assessment. And I had a hunch — one that, up until that point, I’d admitted to very few people. I first suspected I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By NewsGram Desk Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but this link is firmly established only in some areas such as the ability of a high fat and low carbohydrate diet (a ketogenic diet) to help children with epilepsy, and the effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on fatigue, poor memory, and depression, says a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Being a psychologist who specializes in the assessment and psychosocial treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults, there is often a hurdle to cross when collaborating with clients in their change process. This hurdle relates to the nature of ADHD as a performance problem and not a knowledge problem.1 More specifically, ADHD, at its core, manifests as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol I love having ADHD nowadays. It was not always like that. How can we love ourselves when we are so much of a problem to everyone else? I grew up being told if it wasn’t for me, the whole family would be happy. No one knew about ADHD back then, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elizabeth Broadbent I’m 34 years old. I have three sons, two dogs, one husband, and a house, plus student loans, medical bills, and a yard. This calls for some serious “adulting.” Except that I have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). My contemporaries “adult” with ease. They grew into it; they know how to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Marla Cummins All ADHD adults need and deserve validation — a sense of being heard and seen. But you may feel shame when you don’t get as much as your non-ADHD peers. You may also feel shame because you’ve internalized the common wisdom that you shouldn’t need to look to others for validation. But […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Deeba Ashraf, MD Nancy Shenoi, MD Nidal Moukaddam, MD, PhD The first forms of telepsychiatry were initiated as videoconferencing in the 1950s. Its use has steadily increased in recent decades. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of outpatient psychiatric encounters in the last couple of months have been switched to virtual in a rushed, desperate […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD How does executive functioning relate to ADHD? How can you help children and teenagers build better executive function skills? Dr. Joyce Cooper-Kahn shares insight, practical strategies, and interventions you can use in your daily life. Click here to go go podcast Please follow and like us:Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elizabeth Broadbent I feel personally attacked more than most people do. The sharp tips of criticism gut me open. Even the anticipation of rejection can paralyze me. And when it does, I’m tough to live with, tough to calm, tough to help. Here is how Rejection Sensitivity challenges my most important relationships, and what […]Continue Reading... No Comments.