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.
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 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.
Uncertainty is all around us, never more so than today. The current COVID-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, relationships, and of course, physical and mental health. Yet as human beings, we crave security. We want to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and well-being. Fear and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS It takes you forever to do the simplest tasks. Why can’t you be more productive? Faster? Smarter? Better? No one will hire you. You always mess up important opportunities. No one likes your ideas. No one likes you. When these thoughts run through our minds, we assume they’re true-blue truths. And we […]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 Terry Matlen I was born in a state of panic and have dealt with anxiety ever since. My birth, I was told, was rapid. Too rapid. The amniotic fluids choked me, and breathing was difficult, requiring a number of post- delivery visits to the pediatrician, who expelled the fluids dangerously lingering in or near […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By the ADHD Editorial Board News on the novel respiratory illness is shifting daily, and the lack of steady, authoritative guidelines leaves a lot of space for irrational fears and behaviors to take over. For adults with comorbid anxiety, this effect is particularly acute. Here, find 10 expert tips to improve your mental health during […]Continue Reading... No Comments.