Is ADHD Treatment Effective?

effectiveness of adhd medication

Those statistics… As Mark Twain popularized, “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.” I suppose there is some truth to that saying; statistics can be confounding, confusing, and twisted. However, by the same token, statistics can also add clarity and help to guide our decisions. So, with that in mind, today we’ll focus on a way […]

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Is Autism in Females Different Than Males?

Is autism different in females

Are more boys than girls diagnosed with autism? Yes, about 4x as many males than females are diagnosed on the spectrum. Let’s look at the two primary deficits pertaining to autism We know that children with autism struggle with language and social difficulties. In fact, along with: self-stimulatory behaviors obsessive tendencies and hyper or hypo-sensitivities it is clear that social […]

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Our Internal Dialogue’s, Part 2: How to quiet the chatter in our heads

Quiet the chatter in our heads

Written by Dr. John Carosso How to clear the ‘internal dialogue’, better known as ‘chatter’, in our heads I wrote earlier that the chatter in our heads can be as distracting as any external annoyance, and more anxiety-provoking than the actual fear. Our ability to self-sooth, through calm and reassuring self-talk, and re-direct our internal dialogue is vital and can […]

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Our Internal Dialogue’s Impact on ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Autism

Internal dialog and impact on ADHD

Do you talk to yourself? A young man named Ryan Langdon, from his post at InsideMyMind https://insidemymind.me/2020/02/05/how-my-internal-monologue-affects-my-attention-deficit-disorder/ wrote of his internal dialogue, as a person with ADHD, that he referred to as being hyper-neuro-vocal in that he tends to have hyper self-talk that interferes with his concentration. In his own investigation, he found that others with ADHD tend to get […]

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ADHD: What’s Executive Functioning Got To Do With It?

ADHD and Excecutive Functioning

The Importance of the Executive Functions ADHD is described as a disorder of the prefrontal lobe of our cerebral cortex, which is the area of the brain that controls higher-order thinking. This ‘higher-order thinking’ is also known as a set of executive functions that help us to more effectively get through our day. The specific executive functions include: Impulse control, […]

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