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Attention Deficit

Leave It to Ritalin

Susanne Antonetta | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Susanne Antonetta

We did have Ritalin as a therapy for attentional problems in the 1960s; it simply wasn't dispensed as it is now. In the CDC's latest figures, 11 percent of all kids are diagnosed with ADHD, and a big chunk of those diagnoses were made before age six.

ADHD and Sex: An Interview with Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

As in any other relationship, it's important to be able to talk openly and honestly about sexual desires and concerns. However, in order to be able to have good conversations in bed, you have to be having good conversations outside of bed, too -- and not just about sex, but about all the other parts of the relationship.

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Giving much-needed, nonjudgmental advice can be transforming -- but one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is simply to listen.

Getting from Point A to Point C with ADHD

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Someone with ADHD will often find themselves in the middle of one activity and mentally involved in the next.

How Mindfulness Training Can Help With ADHD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Typically, when we first practice mindfulness, we find how really busy our mind is (and even more so for someone with ADHD). Successful practice is becoming fully aware of what is, and then using that awareness to choose where you place the most attention.

Focus: 6 Tips To Improve Your Ability To Pay Attention

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

During a typical day, your attention goes through many gradations as white does on its way to black and back. Genetics influence attention, and you can't control that, but with work you can keep attention where you want it most of the time.

Is It ADD Or Just Modern Life? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ADD is genetic, and it has real physiological roots; the brains of people with ADD actually work differently than people without....

Is Our Information Culture Causing ADHD?

Russell Poldrack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Russell Poldrack

Just because a disorder is biologically-based or genetically-influenced does not mean that other factors (such as behavior or the environment) cannot also cause the same problem.

Do 2.5 Million Children Really Need Ritalin?

Sanford Newmark, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sanford Newmark, M.D.

ADHD is often grossly and carelessly overdiagnosed. All too often a teacher complaint and a 10-minute talk with a pediatrician results in an ill-considered diagnosis and prescription.