Do you struggle with procrastination? Take this test

This is a great piece about Caroline, a woman who struggled with serious procrastination and starting projects only to not finish them. A friend called her "butterfly brain" and her brother would call unfinished projects "a Caroline job."So she contacted the Boston Attention and Learning Lab and they brought her in for brain training. In this case, it wasn't one-on-one cognitive skills training, but rather "zapping" her head with an electromagnet for 8 minutes and some online brain training....more

"Foolproof" indicator for ADHD diagnosis

This could be a major breakthrough in definitively diagnosing ADHD. Right now it is often misdiagnosed and there are no reliable physiological biomarkers for doctors to use. Doctors have to get information from the patient and family and research medial and social history and evaluate symptomsBut this new research from Tel Aviv University found that involuntary eye movements accurately reflect if the person has ADHD. Those same eye movements (or lack thereof after treatment) accurately reflect that stimulant medications are working....more

Making Change By Being Attentive

http://daisychain.typepad.com/the_poet_in_you/ ...more
@victorias_view You are so right yet I go kicking and screaming all the way. So much for grace!more

It's Resurrect Romance Week

Valentine's Day, while full of good intention, was created by companies who stood to gain a lot from people who purchased their products to show one another their love. Relationships author Michael Webb worried that the emphasis had a tendency to be placed on things as opposed to the relationships themselves, and on 1995, he decided to begin campaigning for a seven-day celebration six months after Valentine’s that shifted the focus back to where it should be: the people in the relationship. Welcome to Resurrect Romance Week. ...more
Love this. I have been saying the same thing about V-Day for years- that I use it as a ...more

Symptoms of adult ADHD

CNN has an interesting article about adult ADHD here:http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20490145,00.html?hpt=he_bn6Did you know 4% of adults have ADHD? And that's just the people who have been diagnosed! Here are some interesting (but sad) stats about adults with ADHD:• lower income• higher rates of accidents• higher rate of unplanned pregnancies• higher rate of substance abuse Here are some of the most common symptoms/associations of ADHD in adults:• restlessness...more

Pre-school age kids who are short on sleep are more likely to have ADHD symptoms

About a year ago I took my 4-year-old daughter in for her pre-kindergarten physical. When I asked the doctor how much sleep she should be getting each night he said, "I dunno. I guess about the same as adults." (Needless to say, he is no longer our doctor.) I was concerned that my daughter wasn't getting enough sleep and that it was possibly causing issues with hyperactivity and impulsivity. As of yet, none of our doctors have suggested a link....more

College money for kids with ADHD!

I just ran across this info about a new scholarship program for high school kids with ADHD who are making the transition to college, vocational or technical school. It's called the Shire ADHD Scholarship Program (it's a biopharmaceutical company, so they can afford it!) and they give out 25 one-time scholarships on August 9....more

New once/day RX for ADHD

Ah, The Bravery that is Gaga…

     She has been defined by many as a freak… a weirdo… a whore… a genius… an artist and a rebel. And whether you like her or not, we have all heard of Lady Gaga and probably formed a distinct opinion about her. She will go down in music’s history as unique in some cases, or trite and redundant in others. But one thing is for sure about Ms. Gaga; be it her raw and shocking song lyrics or the questionable reasoning behind her stage outfits, she definitely knows how to turn heads...which is likely the method to her madness anyway, right?...more

Preterm birth raises ADHD risk

A new study out of Sweden found a link between how early babies are born and their risk of ADHD (or more specifically, being prescribed medications for it later in life).The researchers studied the data of more than 1 million kids between 6 and 19 and found that 7,506 of them had been prescribed an RX for ADHD....more