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Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) + Medication outperforms CBT alone to treat ADHD symptoms among adults. At the same time…

adult_adhdAlthough 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 the rest of this entry »

Update: Test your stress level with this fun brain teaser

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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.

New thinking:

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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

Physical exercise as ADHD treatment: Necessary but not sufficient

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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 the rest of this entry »

The New York Times starts to pay attention: Exercising The Mind to Treat Attention Deficits

mind_childExercising 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 the rest of this entry »

Study: Families’ Perspectives on ADHD and its Treatment

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 the rest of this entry »

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