Is it ADD or ADHD

Is it ADHD or ADD?

  The story Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder “I don’t have ADHD, I have ADD” As a neuropsychologist, I have heard this statement many times from patients coming in for an evaluation.  There is a lot of confusion out there about the terms “ADHD and “ADD”.   The confusion is completely understandable.  That’s because the Diagnostic and…

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Exercise and dehydration

Brain Health, Dehydration and Extreme Heat

Did you know that poor hydration can impair your brain’s function?   Dehydration impacts physical health and brain health. Your body is approximately 65% water and is very sensitive to the effects of dehydration. We are all susceptible to dehydration during extreme heat and the impact can happen quickly. Even brief periods of dehydration –…

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PTSD & the Window of Tolerance

PTSD & The Window of Tolerance PTSD is like your brain is on fire. It creates many uncomfortable symptoms that do not heal on their own. No amount of talking about traumatic events provides healing or lasting relief and can cause you to feel triggered, outside your comfort zone and very uncomfortable. It is hard…

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Daylight savings time

Adjusting to Day-light Savings Time

Daylight saving time occurred this weekend and for many, it leaves us feeling groggy and extra tired. For those who struggle with insomnia or work rotating schedules, this one-hour shift in time can cause even more difficulty in getting restful and restorative sleep. You may feel a bit jet-lagged as a result. According to holistic…

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ScreenTime and Kids: iPads, Computers, Phones – Oh My!

By Andrea Granath, LCSW Screens.  The world we live in today is swamped with these magical machines and we now measure screentime as part of daily living. As adults, we often have no choice but to be a part of the tech world.  We need them for work, for family scheduling, for communicating and of…

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