Adults and ADHD – Benefits and Dangers

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A number of adults who believe that they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) come to Dr. Raffle’s office in Carmel, Indiana, for neuropsychological assessment. Many of the adults in their 30s and 40s are concerned about problems with their workplace performance, their relationship with their spouses and children, and their overall distractibility and forgetfulness. Testing usually …

Want to Get Smarter As You Get Older? EXERCISE

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Physical activity will increase brain function in elderly patients, according to a number of recent studies. From walking to aerobics to weight training, elderly individuals who exercised showed greater improvements in attention, memory, and executive function (planning and organizing one’s thoughts) than those who remained inactive. Brain studies actually showed an increase in the size …

Ten Unconventional Symptoms That May Point to ADHD

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You think about 3-4 things at the same time, all the time, all day long. Because you think multi-dimensionally, you are more creative than most people. You often hear a song playing in your head (sometimes, annoyingly, the same song). You find that you’re more emotionally affected by some types of art than most people …