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.
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.
Here is a thumbnail outline of the criteria for Hoarding Disorder (and all three must be present even to a minimal degree): Excessive accumulation and failure to discard proportionately (things and/or animals). Activities of daily life are impaired by spaces which cannot be used for the intended purpose. Distress or impairment in functioning to the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY J. RUSSELL RAMSAY, PH.D. ADHD and anxiety are closely connected. Anxiety disorder is ADHD’s most common comorbidity — in no small part because the ADHD experience makes for a life characterized by stress and worry. This is especially true in the time of COVID, when new coping mechanisms are required. Read the full […]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.
By Neil Petersen A theme that repeatedly comes up when researchers study ADHD is that people with ADHD aren’t all the same. There are subgroups of people with ADHD that appear to have different traits. The most commonly known way of dividing up people with ADHD is to talk about people with “inattentive” ADHD, “hyperactive” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In ADDitude’s 11th pandemic survey since March, nearly three-quarters of readers report feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, and/or worried. This number has remained alarmingly high for well over half a year, though the reasons are now more varied – and plentiful. From science denial to political uncertainty to school closings to infection spikes to worries for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY JENNINGS COOL This year, people have carried the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fear of the unknown and the presidential election all wrapped together in a bow we call 2020. On the day after Election Day 2020, tension, stress and anxiety loom over many Americans like a dark cloud as we wake up, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY JOEL NIGG, PH.D. Irritability, anger issues, and emotional dysregulation in general contribute significantly to the psychosocial burden of ADHD in children and adults. The latest research suggests that these problems are inherent to ADHD and may require specific treatment. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.