There's nothing more annoying than a habit that you just can't kick. It can be so frustrating because it's ingrained in your head so badly that you just do it subconsciously without even thinking about it! I know what it must be like for chronic nail biters. I've been trying to kick one of my chronic habits recently; I always say "like" in my sentences. He "like" went out and it was "like" really frustating 'cos "like"... And so on - you get the idea. I sound so stupid when I talk, so people must have a really bad first impression of me. Actually, recently I've managed to lose that habit so I'm pretty pleased. Back to the subject - I've found what has got to be the best cure for nail biters out there.
Antisocial and aggressive behaviours represent a widespread and expensive social problem. Recent research has convincingly shown that there is a strong interaction between genetic inheritance and environment for development of personality and behaviour. It appears to be common knowledge that childhood maltreatment often causes psychiatric problems (e.g. depression or anxiety) or behavioural problems (e.g. aggression or antisocial behaviour) later in life. The risk for such a development is, however, different between individuals and can to a large extent be explained by genetic factors. The identification of neural mechanisms underlying human personality and temperament seems to be promising due to their considerable importance as highly heritable risk mediators for aggressive behaviour, criminal activity, as well as somatic and psychiatric disorders (Buckholtz et al.
Results from brain scans suggest an association between a reduction in the transmission of dopamine markers with symptoms of inattention for individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a preliminary study in the September 9 issue of JAMA. ADHD is a childhood psychiatric disorder that frequently persists into adulthood, and is estimated to affect 3 percent to 5 percent of the U.S. adult population, which makes it one of the most prevalent of all psychiatric disorders, according to background information in the article. Previous research has indicated that dopamine (a neurotransmitter essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system) transmission is disrupted in some pathways of the brain in ADHD.
A panel of physicians and scientists will report on the benefits of a simple meditation practice for aiding students diagnosed with ADHD during a national medical webinar, which will be hosted by the David Lynch Foundation on Wednesday, September 30, 12 noon (ET). http://www.adhd-tm.org/ The webinar, which comes on the final day of National ADHD Public Awareness Month, will report on published research on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique for improving academic achievement and executive brain function while reducing learning disorders, anxiety, depression, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease. Conference panelists Sarina Grosswald, Ed.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood. Worldwide, 3% of children are affected with the disorder. Key symptoms of ADHD include age-inappropriate hyperactive and impulsive behaviour and/or a reduced ability to focus attention. Clinically, three different ADHD subtypes are classified, a primarily inattentive subtype, a primarily hyperactive/impulsive subtype, and a combined subtype in which patients show deficits in both domains. At the level of the brain, small aberrations in both structure and activity of specific brain regions, as well as the connectivity between brain regions have been observed in children and adults with ADHD (Valera et al.
In an effort to help one of the most under studied groups of sufferers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers at University of Rhode Island and Lehigh University have kicked off the first-ever controlled pharmacological study for treatment of ADHD amongst college students. The study is being conducted by Lisa Weyandt, associate professor of psychology at University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI) and George DuPaul, professor of school psychology and chair of the department of education and human services at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA), with funding from Shire Development Inc. Approximately 2 to 4 percent of college-age students report significant symptoms of ADHD such as difficulty with attention, impulse control and restlessness.