Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity, and an inability to keep focused. ADHD can greatly impact day to day life, and 4.4 percent of adults and 9.4 percent of childrenTrusted Source living in the United States are estimated to be living with it. What if you or a loved one could train your brain to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a cognitive condition that is usually diagnosed during childhood. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD. People with ADHD experience and process information differently than people who are neurotypical. If you have the condition, you may feel that forgetfulness tends to occur […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Research shows that what you feed your body has a direct correlation to how your brain functions. Diet and nutrition impact cognition, attention, sleep, and mood. According to the Harvard Health Blog1, studies show that people who eat “clean” or “whole” meal plans high in vegetables, fruits, unprocessed grains, and lean […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently associated with other psychiatric conditions, including psychotic disorders. There is evidence for shared genetic susceptibility to both conditions,1 and first-degree relatives of people with ADHD have twice the risk of having schizophrenia compared with healthy controls.2 There is also an added risk of psychosis in patients with comorbid cannabis use. There are overlapping environmental risk factors for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now scientists are diving deeper into ADHD, looking for neurobiological markers in the brain that could explain how the developmental disorder, which is frequently misunderstood, affects people’s behavior, emotions, and focus. In recent years, imaging studies have revealed size differences in certain parts of the brain associated with ADHD. Researchers think that disrupted connectivity in the brain […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Does it feel like you never have enough energy? Do you find it hard to concentrate? Have you lost your zest for life? If you answered yes to any of these, your neurotransmitters may be out of balance. What Are Neurotransmitters? Neurotransmitters (or transmitters) are small molecules that communicate information between neurons or other brain cells,… Read […]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.
There are innumerable forms of meditation. Only some come with long traditions, and even fewer have been carefully scientifically studied. Of the ones that have been studied, we’ll take a look at the differences between these two: Focused-Attention and Mindfulness (aka Open Monitoring). Focused-Attention Meditation (FAM) is exactly what it sounds like, participants are asked […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Christopher Bergland Poorly-connected brain hubs and childhood developmental disorders often go hand in hand, according to a new state-of-the-art brain mapping study from the University of Cambridge. The findings (Siugzdaite et al., 2020) were published on February 27 in the journal Current Biology. “The purpose of this study was to take a transdiagnostic approach to establish how brain […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Even though it’s 2021, not much seems that different than a week ago. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change all of our lives in ways we could never have imagined a year ago. For older teens and young adults, the markers of how you’ve defined yourself–school, music, sports, friends, parties, work have shifted dramatically in 2020. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.