By Liji Thomas, MD Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by an inability to control one’s attention span so as to effectively complete one activity or cognitive process before proceeding to another. This leads to impulsive decision-making and actions, and typically a hyperkinetic mode of life. ADHD is a disorder which primarily originates […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Research shows that physical activity sparks real, positive changes in the brain that increase attention and improve mood. What’s more, exercise is an inexpensive, self-prescribed, and accessible supplemental treatment option for adults and children with ADHD. “Think of exercise as medication,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wherever you turn for your media, the message is the same. We’re in love with the idea of mindfulness. On 60 Minutes, a skeptical Anderson Cooper is transformed into a “paying attention to the moments of my day” mindfulness-practitioner. The cover of TIME boldly proclaims a “Mindful Revolution.” And, Parade magazine tells us that mindfulness is the No.1 Health-Booster in 2015. Try […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On a hot summer day in my new office, my client and I were shivering cold. “The air conditioning is hyperactive, maybe?” I jokingly wondered as we pulled on sweaters. I turned the thermostat up to 76 degrees, then 80, but the cold air wouldn’t stop. “Our HVAC system seems overactive,” I explained later to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), ADHD comprises two predominant sub-types: inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive. Joel Nigg, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University, and other researchers studying the neuroscience of ADHD believe the condition is far more nuanced. “Some kids are anxious. Some are angry. Some don’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ATTENTION deficit hyperactivity disorder is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17. The rates of both diagnosis and treatment have increased so much in the past decade that you may wonder whether something that affects so […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jennifer Lea Reynolds (NaturalNews) The next time someone tells you to take a hike, don’t be offended – do it! Your mental well-being and overall health will thank you. By know, we all know that exercise is a great way to keep weight in check, but it’s also an ideal way to boost mental […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Let me see, now, where was I? Ah, yes, the wandering mind. Mind-wandering has gotten bad press. The wandering mind is said to be an unhappy mind, perhaps even setting us on a path to early death. This view is encouraged by the popularity of mindfulness, and other meditative techniques, designed to focus our thoughts so intently […]Continue Reading... No Comments.