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Article: ADHD & Menopause @PsychCentral

By |2016-10-05T06:45:47-04:00November 30th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's an article Patricia Quinn MD and I were recently quoted in, regarding ADHD and menopause: It’s hard enough having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But if you’re a woman going through perimenopause or menopause, you might find it getting even harder. Diminishing estrogen levels can actually exacerbate symptoms, ... Continue reading "ADHD and Menopause: What [...]

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Biological Basis for Motivation Issues in ADHD?

By |2016-10-05T06:46:11-04:00February 10th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , , , , |

Positron emission tomography (PET) scans were used to measure dopamine synaptic markers in adults with unmedicated ADHD and adults without ADHD. The study found that A reduction in dopamine synaptic markers associated with symptoms of inattention was shown in the dopamine reward pathway of participants with ADHD. (Volkow, et al., 2009). This means that for people [...]

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Importance of exercise

By |2016-10-05T06:46:14-04:00April 29th, 2008|Categories: ADHD|Tags: , |

I have to exercise every day.  Partly out of necessity, and partly because the dogs would stage a mutiny if I didn't walk them twice a day.  When I exercise, my ability to focus improves, and I sleep more soundly.  Exercising raises the amount of dopamine in the brain.  Since people with ADHD have a low [...]

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