Deeba Ashraf, MD Nancy Shenoi, MD Nidal Moukaddam, MD, PhD The first forms of telepsychiatry were initiated as videoconferencing in the 1950s. Its use has steadily increased in recent decades. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of outpatient psychiatric encounters in the last couple of months have been switched to virtual in a rushed, desperate […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD How does executive functioning relate to ADHD? How can you help children and teenagers build better executive function skills? Dr. Joyce Cooper-Kahn shares insight, practical strategies, and interventions you can use in your daily life. Click here to go go podcastContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Edward Hallowell, M.D. & John Ratey, M.D. ADHD is not purely a disorder; it is a mix of assets and liabilities. A more representative name for the condition is VAST, or variable attention stimulus trait. This new model recognizes the phenomenon of rejection sensitive dysphoria and its flip side “recognition responsive euphoria” — the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kristeen Cherney and Kimberly Holland Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several active compounds found in the cannabis plant. It’s unclear whether CBD oil can help ease symptoms of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although CBD has established benefits for certain mental health conditions, researchers are still trying to understand its effects on behavioral and neurological […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keath Low Executive functions are basically the management system of the brain. These mental functions which are thought to involve the frontal lobes of the brain help us organize and manage the many tasks in our daily life. The executive functions’ role is similar to a conductor’s role within an orchestra. The conductor manages, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By ADDitude What Are Executive Functions? Up to 90 percent of kids with ADHD also also have executive function challenges, many of which last into adulthood. But, what are your executive functions, exactly? Broadly speaking, executive function refers to the cognitive or mental abilities that people need to actively pursue goals. In other words, how we behave […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Russell Barkley, Ph.D There’s a lot of confusion around “executive function” — and how it relates to ADHD. Is ADHD an executive function disorder? Is every executive function disorder also ADHD? The answers hinge on what we mean by “executive functions” — and how they relate to self-regulation. The term “executive functioning” was coined […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larry Silver, M.D. A child or an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be hyperactive, inattentive, and/or impulsive. Clinicians have always understood hyperactivity and impulsivity. The understanding of inattention, though, has shifted from primarily “the inability to stay on task” to a broader concept called executive function disorder (EFD), which involves a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kirsten Milliken, Ph.D., PCC Have you ever avoided getting organized by Googling “fun ways to get organized”? I have. I found a lot of fun products — from colored tote containers and eye-catching labels to cool furniture. I also stumbled on a way to get my house “fake clean” in 15 minutes a day. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Janice Rodden Experts recommend a range of strategies to help strengthen the areas of weakness that executive function disorder (EFD) creates. The first method uses occupational or speech therapists, psychologists, or reading tutors to learn how to work around problem areas. Cognitive behavioral therapy, used in combination with medication to treat any coexisting conditions […]Continue Reading... No Comments.