Episode 18: Mental Health: ADHD – Associated Features

When we think about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), we tend to think of three symptoms – inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. However, ADHD is a heterogeneous disorder that affects a very important system of cognitive processes called executive functions. Executive functions help us organize our life, plan our approach to problem solving, inhibit behavioral and emotional responses, and problem solve. In this episode of The Mental Breakdown Podcast, Dr. Berney, Dr. Richard, and Mr. Rasmussen talk about these associated features of ADHD and the ways in which we treat them.

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In this week’s column, I wrote about intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is the internal drive that we feel to accomplish a task or perform a behavior. While it is something everyone wants, intrinsic motivation is very hard to come by. In this column I provide three things that are needed to increase intrinsic motivation.

Read the full column here: http://www.theledger.com/article/20150724/COLUMNISTS0419/150729680/1484/life?Title=Motivate-By-Using-Right-Means