Similar Brain Changes Seen in Those with ADHD and Emotional Instability Disorders
We can call them sibling conditions, since they both involve partly overlapping underlying brain mechanisms, and therefore attention should be paid to both dimensions during diagnosis Similar Brain Changes Seen in Those with ADHD and Emotional Instability Disorders By Traci Pedersen Clinical observation has long shown that individuals with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have emotional problems, such as chaotic emotional responses, anxiety and depression. Yet the link between ADHD and impaired emotional regulation has not been identified, even though theories have proposed that both conditions are rooted in a dysfunction in how the brain processes information. Now a new Swedish study finds that the brains of people with ADHD…
Holiday Skills for Dealing with Difficult Relatives and Friends
Hello, all. Below are two posts from the past that deal with Holiday dynamics. As the Holiday season goes on and Christmas and New Year’s approach, perhaps it’s time to review these and see what you can do to be more effective during the Holiday season? Enjoy! Bon Just in time for the holidays Family Dynamics Around the Holiday Table No related posts.
Can Tylenol Really Relieve Hurt Feelings?
Among participants who had high levels of self-reported BPD features, those in the acetaminophen group showed more trust in their partners than those who had taken a placebo. Can Tylenol Really Relieve ‘Hurt Feelings?’ Researchers say the ingredient acetaminophen can lessen extreme emotional responses, allowing people to get over rejection and other social feelings. Is it possible that Tylenol can help alleviate not just physical pain, but social pain as well? A growing body of research suggests that acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, may help dampen emotional responses. In a study published earlier this fall, researchers from The Ohio State University found evidence that acetaminophen may reduce behavioral distrust…
Disorder, Borderline Personality, She Tells the Story of His Harsh Reality
Hypersensitive, it could lead to an escalation. Disorder, Borderline Personality, She Tells the Story of His Harsh Reality Mental health disorders are still unknown to many, and often misunderstood. A young mother of Arvida, who lives with a borderline personality disorder, demonstrated great courage in breaking the silence. Marie-Loup Gilbert-Tremblay has received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder there is approximately 6 years old. His life is a roller coaster of emotions. “It is either black or white. Everything is white or black.” During her pregnancy last year, she stopped her medication. She then understood that there was more still: a borderline personality disorder. … The risk of losing his job…
Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings
Emotions are not good or bad — they just are.Emotions are not good or bad — they just are. Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings By Deborah Farmer Kris FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Navigating the ups and downs of the teenage years has never been easy, as young adults manage a lot of changes that are hormonal, physical, social and emotional. Teens could use help during this period; according to a recent study, the prevalence of depression in adolescents has increased in the last decade. One way teens can manage these experiences, according to psychologist Susan David, is by equipping teens with the emotional skills to…
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and the Buddhist Philosophy
DBT deals with intense and labile emotions. There is a connection between mindfulness and emotion regulation. Mindfulness facilitates adaptive emotion regulation. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and the Buddhist Philosophy Posted on March 20th, 2017 Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that was developed in late 1970s by Marsha M. Linehan a psychology researcher at the University of Washington (Linehan, 1993). DBT is an empirically supported treatment for suicidal individuals (Linehan et al., 2015). It can be adapted to treat borderline personality disorder patients with comorbid substance-abuse disorder (Koerner & Linehan, 2000) and depressed elderly clients with personality disorders (Lynch…