March 2016

End Bad Behavior by Praising Its Opposite 

Her mom spent many uncomfortable nights on Jane’s bedroom floor, before deciding to put Dr. Alan E. Kadzin’s well-researched methods to work. Dr. Kazdin, Psychologist and founder of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic encourages parents to use praise over punishment. “You can get rid of any behavior just by rewarding the behaviors …

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Can Smart People Have ADHD?

Yes, they can. Being smart does not protect a person from the difficulties of having Attention Deficit Disorder, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADD/ADHD, respectively. A study led by Dr. Thomas E. Brown featured 117 children and adolescents with IQ scores of 120 or higher who placed in the top ninth percentile of their age group. Some of the …

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Women’s ADD/ADHD Often Overlooked

In today’s society, too often Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is considered a male problem. This is  a grave misconception. The typical markers of ADD/ADHD behavior present distinctly differently in females than they do in males. As a result, women who have ADHD often get misdiagnosed with emotionally based psychiatric illnesses such as anxiety or depression, and the real …

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