Understanding the Adult ADHD Brain

A team of neuroscientists over at MIT recently uncovered some fascinating new insight into the brain of an adult with ADHD. 

In an article describing the findings, Inside the Adult ADHD Brain looks at comparisons of brain activity in adults who were diagnosed with ADHD in childhood, who either present with persistent symptoms, or are considered remitted (e.g. “recovered”).

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Testing for ADHD: Can concussions cause ADHD symptoms?

image The role of concussions in the world of ADHD is an interesting one; the answer to the question: Can concussions cause ADHD symptoms? then, is not necessarily a simple one.

Springboard Clinic recently had the chance to attend a talk called Mind Matters: From Concussion to Recovery, hosted by The University of Toronto’s faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education. While the talk was not specific to ADHD, it provided some great insight into our current understanding of the assessment and treatment of concussions.

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Parenting ADHD Children: The Whole-Brain Child

What is the Whole-Brain Child?

This is a concept introduced in a fascinating book called ‘The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind,’ written by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson.

The Message: Children’s brains are different from ours. For one...

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Nature Deficit Disorder: Prescribing nature to our children

Nature Deficit Disorder is a term coined by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. Louv’s hypothesis is that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors, resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.

Springboard Clinic has long been a supporter of a holistic approach to health, coaching clients on how to incorporate physical activity, for example, into their daily routine. So, when we heard the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” for the first time we were intrigued.

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