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  • Memory and Learning Understanding the way memory works and why it sometimes doesn’t, is the first step in understanding how we can improve our memory capacity in order to learn more efficiently. This article seeks to explore many aspects of memory, including how it works, the different types of memory, how memory affects learning, why we forget things, ...
  • ADHD Medication is on the Increase According to a study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, there has been a five fold increase in the use of stimulant medication typically used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Until recently, treating ADHD with stimulant medication was the only alternative. The problem is that medication provides a only temporary solution, ...
  • Assessment and Treatment of Learning disabilities It can be disheartening to learn that your child has a learning disability. It is, however, very important to know that this does not mean that the child lacks intellect. Your child can be smart, yet still experience significant cognitive difficulties. Learning disabilities are characterized by a certain level of brain impairment to receive, store, ...
  • ADHD and Psychiatric Disorders The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry reported that children with ADHD are at increased risk for developing secondary psychiatric disorders in adolescence, including substance-related  disorders, conduct disorder, anxiety, and depression. The study proves the importance of treating ADHD at an early age. “ADHD is fundamentally a neuro-cognitive disorder, and the only way to resolve it permanently ...
  • ADHD Medication Does not Improve Academic Performance – long term study determines A growing body of evidence is pointing to the fact that ADHD medication such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta, do not enhance academic performance. A recent study looking at approximately 400 students in Quebec, over a period of 11 years, by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non for profit research firm, found that ...
  • So what is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder- ADHD is a neuro-cognitive disorder. In most cases, it will continue through one’s adolescence and adulthood. It involves difficulty in concentrating for a long period of time, difficulty to control behaviour, and sometimes emotions, which can hamper a child’s performance in school, home as well as adversely affect relations with other ...
  • Causes of Memory Loss There are a number of reasons for memory loss, especially short term. See the complete article here: http://aceclinics.com/memory-loss-2/ ?
  • Can ADHD Make You Fat? According to a 33 year long study, boys who were diagnosed with ADHD when they were young were twice as likely to be obese compared to boys who were the same age but without an ADHD diagnosis. “We’re still trying to understand the link between ADHD and weight,” said study co-author Rachel G. Klein, PhD.
  • Are ADHD Drugs Addictive? Absolutely, says Bob Gottfried PhD (the clinical director of ACEclinics).  ADHD drugs – like Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta can be very addictive. In Fact, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) actually classifies Ritalin and Adderall as class 2 controlled substance, on par with cocaine and morphine, for this very reason. Types: Class II (Schedule II Controlled Substance) High ...
  • 1 in 5 teenage boys is diagnosed with ADHD in the US Nearly one in five American teenage boys is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, marking a dramatic rise in the past decade, the New York Times reported recently. The condition, for which potent stimulant drugs like Adderall or Ritalin are often prescribed, has been previously estimated to affect three to seven percent of children. Click here to ...
  • How have Justin’s math skills improved so dramatically? Justin was assessed at our clinic, and a frontal lobe EEG showed significant under engagement of this region of the brain. The frontal lobes are responsible for most cognitive processes, from focus, attention, concentration to executive function and even the more complex functions such as writing, reading, and math. “By improving frontal lobe engagement, individuals with ...
  • Doctors Caution Against Prescribing Attention-Boosting Drugs for Healthy Kids The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest professional association of neurologists, is releasing a position paper on how the practice of prescribing drugs to boost cognitive function, or memory and thinking abilities, in healthy children and teens is misguided. The statement is published in the March 13, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the ...
  • 10 Ways to Keep Your Brain in Great Shape Keeping your brain in good shape is obviously very important for your health. You will flourish to the extent that you nourish and stimulate yourself on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The following activities are just a few of those with the power to improve the strength, flexibility and balance of your brain. You ...
  • Neurofeedback: The Alternative to ADHD Medication   Bob Gottfried, PhD Keywords: ADHD, ADD, brain waves, Biofeedback, EEG, Neurofeedback, Ritalin, neuro-cognitive training Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exhibit impulsive behavior, pronounced hyperactivity and attention difficulties. They may also present a wide range of emotional symptoms (depression, anxiety, defiance, obsessive-compulsive disorder). At times even recurrent physical complications (immune system deficiencies, bed wetting and headaches). ...
  • What is Biofeedback? Biofeedback is a unique, scientifically based treatment that has been used for a number of years to treat patients suffering from Fibromyalgia. This therapy works by testing changes in different aspects of the autonomic nervous system of a person including body temperature, muscle tension, blood pressure, heart rate and brain waves. By showing the person what ...
  • Brain Training Games: Are They Worth It? Brain Fitness vs. Neuro-Cognitive Training   Lately, many companies trying to capitalize on the increasing demand for brain training have created all types of software or online-based mental exercises and games, claiming that they can improve brain function. Although such activities can be fun and somewhat beneficial for maintaining overall brain health, they cannot correct problems. There is ...
  • What is Brain Neuroplasticity? The term neuroplasticity, sometimes also referred to as “cortical plasticity or brain plasticity,” has become very popular in the past few years. Until recently, many experts believed that the brain’s neurological structures are set early in childhood and do not change much later on in life. Recent research has proven that the brain continues to grow ...
  • Sports Related Head and Brain Injury Head Injury in Sports Although sports injuries contribute to fatalities infrequently, the leading cause of death from sports-related injuries is traumatic brain injury. Sports and recreational activities contribute to about 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among American children and adolescents. Traumatic Brain Injury A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to ...
  • Stress Management Techniques and Treatment Discover How to Effectively Manage Stress with a Variety of Proven Treatment Options from ACE Clinics Stress Management with Core Integration Therapy from ACE Clinics   Many individuals experiencing cognitive difficulties also experience high levels of stress. This can be general stress because of current challenges one is experiencing, or could be stress associated with an injury or ...
  • Working Memory – How it Works Types of Memory I divide memory into three parts – short-term, long-term and working memory. Other existing memory models consider short-term and working memory to be the same mechanism. I make a distinction between the two. Working memory, as the name implies, is the information we work with directly while performing various cognitive tasks. The information is ...