Solving ADHD's Double Whammy

Teamwork: Solving ADHD’s Double Whammy

  What is ADHD’s Double Whammy? I use that informal term to describe a common phenomenon. That is, ADHD symptoms themselves can impair self-awareness about problematic behaviors.  Even when there is ready acknowledgement, though, ADHD

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10,000 Toddlers Medicated for ADHD? Part 1

To the uninitiated, it sounds horrifying: Toddlers medicated for ADHD!  They’re drugging babies! Yet, if you understand the ADHD-associated range of physical symptoms—and physical risks—the reasons are obvious. If you still believe ADHD is a

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mirror neurons yawning monkeys giggling babies

Empathy and Mirror Neurons: Monkey See, Monkey Yawn

Two videos went “viral” among my Facebook friends this week. I share them with you here because who living in these rancorous times couldn’t use a little sweet-natured humor.

More germane to this blog’s brain-based focus, however, I was struck by how each video demonstrated qualities of empathy. Yes, I know. Recently, some politicians have publicly scorned empathy — perhaps because they mistakenly equate it with weakness. But , as a third video explains, leading neuroscientists say that our society depends on empathy. In other words, we’d do best to nourish empathy, not castigate it.

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