ADHD In Women: Why It’s So Hard To Get Diagnosed & How To Get Relief

October 13th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

Raise your virtual hand if you’re currently procrastinating on a project. Or if your leg is tap, tap, tapping under your desk. Or if you can’t seem to read through an entire paragraph without your eyes prematurely darting to the end. Or—and this is a big one—if you don’t trust yourself to get tasks done by a deadline even though you know you have the skills and time to complete … Continue reading

Venus Williams: The Thing That Has Really Made Me Tough

September 13th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

I’m sitting at my desk after having to pull out of this year’s U.S. Open with a leg injury. Managing physical ailments is always difficult, but it’s part of a professional athlete’s job. I have always understood this. Read Full Article: NY Times; Venus Williams: The Thing That Has Really Made Me Tough

How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

September 2nd, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

For people with ADHD or ADD, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria can mean extreme emotional sensitivity and emotional pain — and it may imitate mood disorders with suicidal ideation and manifest as instantaneous rage at the person responsible for causing the pain. Learn more about potential treatments here. Read Full Article: ADDitude Mag: How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

Kids are feeling anxiety as the world opens up again

July 28th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

Recently, I scheduled a playdate for my 6-year-old with a good friend she hadn’t seen in months because of the pandemic. She was so excited — until, suddenly, she wasn’t. As the day approached, my daughter grew more and more irritable. The day before, she demanded that we bake cookies and make signs for her friend. When I told her we couldn’t, she exploded in … Continue reading

Managing attention deficit disorder by training the brain

July 19th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

Scientists explored a technique called ‘neurofeedback,’ which enables ADHD patients to train their attention, based on instant feedback from the level of their brain activity. The team of neuroscientists found that not only did the training have a positive effect on patients’ concentration abilities, but also that the attention improvement was closely linked to an enhanced response from the brain — the P3 wave — … Continue reading

Who Needs the Grand Canyon? Try a Microadventure.

July 12th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

  Who Needs the Grand Canyon? Try a Microadventure. How to find a sense of awe and discover a miraculous world right outside your door. For most people, the first time they see the Grand Canyon or Yosemite Valley or Niagara Falls, their eyes widen, their jaws hit the floor and life is quiet for a moment. In other words, they are in awe. Researchers … Continue reading

An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory

May 14th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients. Read full article: BBC Future; An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory, By: David Robson