After reading Dr. Brooks and Dr. Stephens posts of the theme of happiness, I also came across a recent study from the University of California, Riverside that surveyed individuals about their happiness. According to previous research, an individual’s happiness can increase after major life changes, such as starting a new romantic relationship, but over time …Read More
The Right to Pursue Happiness…
May 9, 2012
Today is World Autism Awareness Day!
Apr 3, 2012
Being that today is World Autism Day, I not only wanted to participate in the “Light it Blue” campaign by wearing blue today, but I also wanted to do some active awareness! Recently the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released information on the prevalence of autism and many other organizations are helping to bring awareness …Read More
Say Om…and Improve your Attention
Mar 30, 2012
In a previous blog, I discussed executive functioning deficits with ADHD, specifically how these affect impulsivity, working memory, attention, and organization. It is also known that stress interferes with executive function and emotional regulation. It turns out that there are many exploratory studies on the benefits of meditation and relaxation. It is a common means of …Read More
Is Now the Right Time?
Jan 31, 2012
As mentioned in a recent article in the USA Today, a major government study found that a majority of Americans with mental disorders did not seek professional help in the past year. According to the report, about 20% of American adults (45.9 million) reported a mental illness and only 39.2% of that group sought treatment. …Read More
Taming the Beast of ADHD
Aug 10, 2011
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a developmental disorder of self-control. It consists of problems with attention span, impulsive control, and activity level. Although the behaviors are the first symptoms that we see, it is important to understand what is going on in the brain in order to treat these symptoms. By definition, individuals experiencing ADHD …Read More