The Brain

 

 

Inattentive Gorilla

What’s a Gorilla got to do with my Focus?

What do Technology and a Gorilla have in common? How are they connected to my focus and inattention? Reliance on technology – phones, tablets, ipads, laptops is pervasive today and a necessary part of most of our professional lives. A report by the Nielsen Company found Americans spend nearly half the day on a screen…

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5 Tips to Finding a Great Therapist

5 Tips for Finding a Great Therapist

It’s a big step to come to the conclusion that you’re ready for therapy.  Maybe you’ve been struggling with depression and low self-esteem.  Perhaps you’re going through a transition, such as divorce or moving.  Or maybe you’ve survived a trauma and are ready to heal.   Regardless of the reason, making the decision to start therapy…

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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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