Is blogging good for mental health? Drs. Ali Mattu and Deb Serani (and me!) say absolutely. Check out this article that appeared in the most recent issue of the American Psychological Association’s magazine, The Monitor:
This article was recently released by the American Psychological Association. Reading it brought a smile to my face and relief to my brain. Finally, a well-written, well-researched, easily-readable article about non-pharmacological treatments for ADHD.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not against psychiatric medication – in fact I often work collaboratively with psychiatrists, and understand and appreciate what they bring to mental health treatment. However, my area of expertise is behavior change and family dynamics. This article does a fantastic job outlining how those things can be used to help kids (and families!) struggling with attention issues and ADHD.
Here are a few highlights from the article:
If you or someone you know is affected by ADHD, hyperactivity, or trouble maintaining attention you might want to take a look at APA’s article. ADHD is a complicated condition and there are surely no easy answers when it comes to treatment. But addressing the basics (sleep, exercise, home environment) is a good place to start.