Although medication is the primary treatment for adults with ADHD, and has good empirical support, many adults would rather not take it. For these adults with ADHD, it would be helpful to know whether medication is likely to provide significant benefits above and beyond those they would gain from well-conducted therapy, or whether they are likely to derive roughly equivalent benefits from therapy alone. [Read more…] about Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) + Medication outperforms CBT alone to treat ADHD symptoms among adults. At the same time…
alternative ADHD treatments
Time for SharpBrains’ July 2014 e‑newsletter, featuring a wealth of thought-provoking insights, science reports…and this fun brain teaser to determine your stress level.
- Why “disorders of the brain” deserve at least equal attention as cardiovascular diseases and cancer
- Preliminary Agenda of the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28–30th)
- Debunking Myers-Briggs personality test
- How to remember what you read
- Upgrading Education and Health in light of Neuroscience: The Frontier of Gaming?
- Study: Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD in only 12 sessions?
- News: Launch of Brain Start-up Challenge on August 1st
- Brain Resource raising $7m to expand corporate brain wellness offerings
- Under what conditions can mindfulness courses help health care workers manage stress and burnout?
- Alzheimer’s disease can be delayed through lifestyle: New, large study joins growing chorus
- One more reason to improve education and cardiovascular health in developing countries
- How big data can augment brain health clinical research
Finally, you may also want to try this teaser to test your cognitive biases.
Enjoy, and have a great month of August!
The SharpBrains Team
Can exercise reduce behavior problems and enhance cognition in children with ADHD?
Results from multiple studies indicate that exercise mitigates aging-related declines in cognitive functioning and that it may enhance cognitive functioning in older adults. Exercise has also been shown to be [Read more…] about Physical exercise as ADHD treatment: Necessary but not sufficient
Exercising The Mind to Treat Attention Deficits (The New York Times):
“Poor planning, wandering attention and trouble inhibiting impulses all signify lapses in cognitive control. Now a growing stream of research suggests that strengthening this mental muscle, usually with exercises in [Read more…] about The New York Times starts to pay attention: Exercising The Mind to Treat Attention Deficits
In 2005 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) began an initiative to promote an approach to care among its members in which “…the pediatric team works in partnership with a child and a child’s family to assure that all of the medical and non-medical needs of the patient are met.” A critically important focus of this approach is the role of the family and child — as developmentally appropriate — in the development of an overall plan of care.
This shared decision-making approach is especially important for conditions like ADHD where there is not a single treatment that is the most appropriate and preferred option for all patients. However, [Read more…] about Study: Families’ Perspectives on ADHD and its Treatment