“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.
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.
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 Christopher Bergland Accomplishing goals that require focus and grace under pressure is practically impossible if you’re overexcited or easily distracted. The ability to stay laser-focused and ignore distractions while simultaneously curbing impulsiveness and not “spazzing out” is key to achieving peak performance in life and sport. Experiencing attention deficits or being prone to impulsivity can interfere with goal-directed behavior. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Curt Steinhorst If you’ve heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), you probably know that its symptoms include impulsivity, difficulty focusing, poor time management, problems prioritizing, and short attention span. And it’s taxing for those who struggle to overcome it. In the workplace, something quite similar and widespread plagues companies, and it wears the innocent […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By William Dodson, M.D. Most people are neurologically equipped to determine what’s important and get motivated to do it, even when it doesn’t interest them. Then there are the rest of us, who have attention deficit — ADHD or ADD — and the brain that goes along with it. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
by Indian Institute of Science Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have identified how a key midbrain region plays a vital role in attention in humans, using advanced imaging and modelling techniques. The human brain is constantly bombarded with information. It is through attention that it makes decisions efficiently: it processes relevant information […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY TAMARA ROSIER, PH.D. Share Article Menu Many of us with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) have less reliable access to our prefrontal cortex (PFC) than do neurotypical people. Life’s details are managed in the PFC. It is a calm, rational butler, directing behavior in a Siri-toned voice: “Sir, your keys are on the table.” Or, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Casey Dixon The fact is that everything from organizing information, to managing time, to staying focused on a task requires more brain energy when we have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). So people with ADHD burn a lot of mental energy to get through the workday, and often are running on fumes by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jacqueline Sinfield ADHD is a condition that comes under a lot of scrutiny. Naysayers question if it is real or say it is caused by lack of motivation, willpower, or bad parenting—none of which is true. However, if you or your child has ADHD, you can feel vulnerable to these comments. Knowing that there are biological […]Continue Reading... No Comments.