Cognitive Flexibility, Theory of Mind, and Hyperactivity/Inattention

04/10/2017|Categories: ADHD, ADHD - Articles & Weblinks, Medical Papers|

Research Article From: Hindawi - Child Development Research Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 741543, 10 pages By: Brad M. Farrant, Janet Fletcher and Murray T. Maybery Abstract The present study analyzed the concurrent and longitudinal relations among cognitive flexibility, theory of mind, and hyperactivity/inattention in a sample of 70 typically developing children ( age [...]

Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity

02/04/2017|Categories: ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD - Books & Audio Books, Books|Tags: , , |

By: Dr Harold Reitman If you ask Dr. Harold Reitman, labels are a lousy way to describe a unique human being, whether it's Asperger's, high functioning autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette's or even the so-called neurotypical brain itself. One size does not fit all. Everyone's brain is different. Helping others 'get it' [...]

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder: A Parent’s Guide

02/04/2017|Categories: ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD - Books & Audio Books, Books|Tags: , |

By: Kathryn Stewart The book offers readers ways to evaluate their child’s strengths and weaknesses in areas such as visual and spatial functioning, writing problems, information processing and organizational skills, social and emotional capabilities, language skills, and interactive abilities. It offers specific strategies for intervening and helping the child to cope [...]

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive when the world overwhelms you

13/03/2017|Categories: Books, Mental Health, Mental Health - Books|

By: Elaine N. Aron Are you a highly sensitive person? Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams?  Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water?  Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others?  Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you?  If your answers are yes, [...]

Healing the Addicted Brain

13/03/2017|Categories: Books, Mental Health, Mental Health - Books|Tags: , |

By: Harold Urschel "New, scientifically-based approaches that recognize the biological basis of addiction have brought major advances in the treatment of addiction. Dr. Urschel is at the forefront of this treatment paradigm." Dr. Larry Hanselka, Psychologist The Proven Scientific Approach to Conquering Addiction and Defeating the Disease Healing the Addicted Brain [...]

Why Some Children on the Autism Spectrum Are Misdiagnosed with ADHD

13/03/2017|Categories: ADHD, ADHD - Articles & Weblinks, ASD - Articles & Weblinks, ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Medical Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Asperger's Syndrome no longer exists as a standalone diagnosis. But many of the symptoms associated with this type of Autism Spectrum Disorder are mistaken for ADHD along the way. Find out if your doctor is on the right path. By Eileen Costello Asperger's and ADHD Most children with symptoms formerly [...]

The relationship between sleep disorders and testosterone in men

13/03/2017|Categories: Everything Else, General Health, Medical Papers|Tags: , , |

Article From: Asian Journal of Andrology Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  | Page : 262-265 By: Gary Wittert Discipline of Medicine and Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Abstract Plasma testosterone levels display circadian variation, peaking during sleep, and reaching a nadir in the late afternoon, [...]

Brain SPECT Imaging in Complex Psychiatric Cases: An Evidence-Based, Underutilized Tool

13/03/2017|Categories: ADHD, ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mental Health, Mental Health - Articles & Weblinks|

Research Article From: PMC, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Open Neuroimag J. 2011; 5: 40–48. Published online 2011 Jul 28. doi:  10.2174/1874440001105010040 By: Daniel G Amen, Manuel Trujillo, Andrew Newberg, Kristen Willeumier, Robert Tarzwell, Joseph C Wu and Barry Chaitin Abstract Over the past 20 years brain Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging has developed a substantial, evidence-based [...]

Signs & Symptoms of Intermittent Explosive Disorder

13/03/2017|Categories: Medical Papers, Mental Health, Mental Health - Articles & Weblinks|Tags: , |

Article From: Valley Behavioural Health System Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is an impulse-control disorder characterized by sudden episodes of unwarranted anger. The disorder is typified by hostility, impulsivity, and recurrent aggressive outbursts. People with IED essentially “explode” into a rage despite a lack of apparent provocation or reason. Individuals suffering [...]

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