Monthly Archives: January 2015

Prolonged Negative Thinking May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

By Traci Pedersen Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 18, 2014 Repetitive negative thinking (RNT) may increase a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. In Alzheimer’s disease, brain cells begin to degenerate and die, causing… Continue Reading

For Kids, Mental Abuse Can Be Worse than Sexual, Physical Abuse

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 9, 2014 Although childhood emotional abuse is rarely addressed by clinicians, new research suggests psychological abuse among children may lead to more problems than sexual or physical abuse. The finding that childhood emotional abuse and neglect is rarely addressed in… Continue Reading

The Secret Lives of Women with ADHD

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Many women with ADHD live with a painful secret: “Shame, unfortunately, seems to be the name of the game, for many women I have worked with who have ADHD,” said Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, a psychotherapist and ADHD coach. Even women with advanced degrees in demanding, high-powered positions feel incredibly overwhelmed… Continue Reading

People Share What ADHD Really Feels Like

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Many people misunderstand what it means to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “ADHD is not like pregnancy,” said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “It is not an either you have it or you don’t phenomenon.” Each of us… Continue Reading