Sleep difficulties — falling asleep quickly, staying asleep, and waking up on time — go hand-in-hand with ADHD. Theories for inherent sleep problems vary from biological to the behavioral symptoms of ADHD. Learn how to fall asleep reliably by considering these strategies and best practices ranging from taking melatonin to avoiding electronic devices at night. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD is a genetic disorder, but DNA is not working alone. Stress, foods, and environmental toxins change the brain as well. Here, learn how to reverse their negative effects. Now, researchers understand that ADHD is primarily a disorder of self-regulation. Self-regulation weaves together all the older theories of ADHD into one cohesive picture; it is also what allows […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Think of exercise as medication,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “For a very small handful of people with attention deficit disorder, it may actually be a replacement for stimulants, but, for most, it’s complementary — something they should absolutely do, along with taking meds, to help […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What Is Acedia? Before there were the “Seven Deadly Sins,” there were “Eight Trains of Thought” that theologians considered necessary for Christians to navigate: gluttony, fornication, avarice, sadness, anger, vainglory, pride, and acedia. During the 6th century, acedia was lumped into “sloth,” but in fact, it has nothing to do with laziness as we know it. According to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you ever tried to maintain a healthy routine? If you’re reading this, chances are you have. For many people, this can even be a difficult question to answer. What exactly defines a healthy routine? How do you know which routines are worth trying? How do you keep up? These were all questions I was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you find yourself prioritizing leisure over sleep by scrolling through your newsfeed or watching just one more episode during prime sleep hours, then you might be engaging in revenge bedtime procrastination. It tends to happen when our days are filled to the brim with work, taking care of family, and other responsibilities. Here’s how […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Even though exercise isn’t a magic bullet or panacea that can instantly cure the mental health disruptions that have occurred during COVID-19 lockdowns, new research suggests that those who stayed active in the early months of the pandemic (March to July 2020) experienced less depression than those who became more sedentary during the same period. These findings […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
National COVID-19 Day on March 11 gives us a needed opportunity to begin to process our collective grief and find hope for the future. The purpose of National COVID-19 Day is to help the United States navigate our collective grief, encourage one another, and embrace hope for what is ahead. National COVID-19 Day will take […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Jessica McCabe, creator of the YouTube channel “How to A.D.H.D.,” is not a doctor or medical professional. At 38, she’s had a variety of professions including stand-up comedian, actor and restaurant server. Through all those years, she has been learning about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which she was diagnosed with at the age of 12. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen For people with ADHD, moving the mind and moving the body seem to be related. I’ve talked before about how fidgeting helps people with ADHD concentrate, which is why telling someone with ADHD to “sit still and pay attention” is often a contradiction. But what if we go further than just fidgeting – does […]Continue Reading... No Comments.