By: Dr. David Rabiner
Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation. Unfortunately, the significant academic struggles that many children with ADHD experience can undermine their long-term success in areas that extend far beyond formal schooling.
Given these facts, an important question is whether long-term academic functioning in youth with ADHD improves with treatment? Because this is such a fundamentally important question, and Read the rest of this entry »
Vision training: Mobile app improved pilots’ vision (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association):
“Military pilots (and other test subjects) have improved their vision after a few weeks of training with a new application for mobile devices—an application now available to the public.
The technology has helped dedicated users reverse age-related vision loss, and to help younger Read the rest of this entry »
AARP just released a very interesting brain health research study based on 1,200 online interviews conducted in August 2014. Key findings include:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to all consumers (99% find it at least somewhat important). Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, after heart health (37% find brain health most important while 51% find heart health most important). Younger consumers Read the rest of this entry »
Makers of Jungle Rangers Computer Game for Kids Settle FTC Charges that They Deceived Consumers with Baseless “Brain Training” Claims (Federal Trade Commission):
“A Texas company and its officers must stop making unsubstantiated claims that their computer game, Jungle Rangers, permanently improves children’s focus, memory, attention, behavior, and school performance, including for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), under a Federal Trade Commission settlement Read the rest of this entry »
Telehealth vendor seized opportunity from Kaiser strike (HealthCare Dive):
“When Kaiser’s mental health workers went on strike to protest what they claim is Kaiser’s policy of understaffing their facilities in order to boost their profits, it left a void for the thousands of patients who relied on Kaiser’s staff for mental health services. Acting as a real-time testimony to the power of telehealth Read the rest of this entry »
Brain teaser: Please consider Linda, a 31-year-old woman, single and bright. When she was a student, in high school and in college too, she was deeply involved in social justice issues, and also participated in environmental protests. Which is more probable about Linda’s occupation today? Read the rest of this entry »
By: Greater Good Magazine
Research says mindfulness works for individuals. But does it work in the bottom-line-driven workplace, or is it just a frivolous feel-good program?
This is the question tackled in a growing number of studies. Here are three ways, based on recent studies, that cultivating moment-to-moment awareness might improve workplaces.
Meditation might build self-confidence in leaders
A.D. Amar and colleagues at the University of Westminster measured the self-perception of leadership skills among a sample of senior managers in Read the rest of this entry »