Invalidity of Adult ADD

Invalidity of Adult ADD

The diagnosis of ADD is typically made when a person has marked inattention, or distractibility, along with “executive dysfunction”, or disorganization. In adults, there is usually not an inability to sit still in classrooms (mistakenly labeled “hyperactivity”) since...
Mood Temperaments: A basic explanation

Mood Temperaments: A basic explanation

    Temperament reflects the biological component of personality; it is about half genetic, and appears to be basically stable from childhood into later life.  Mood temperaments can be conceived as basically mild versions of depressive or bipolar illness,...

Explaining Suicide

Explaining Suicide Complex, but not unpredictable Fill up a small baseball stadium, like Fenway Park in Boston, with people. About 41,000 persons. Those are the number of people who kill themselves every year in the US. That comes out to over 100 persons daily, about...
Akathisia: Not exactly what you think

Akathisia: Not exactly what you think

Akathisia: Not exactly what you think   Importance of akathisia Akathisia can sometimes be sufficient reason to change the neuroleptic medication, when lowered dosing or addition of beta-blockers, as described below, are either ineffective or not indicated. In any...

Addictions: How to understand them

  Addictions:  How to understand them Two types: primary and secondary Addictions come in two basic types:  those which exist independent of other psychiatric conditions, and those additions which are caused by other psychiatric conditions.  The first kind can...