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The Sunflower, Yellow and Hope: Rebranding to Destigmatize Depression One Lowe’s Mood-lite at a Time

I have been missing quite a bit lately, and figured it was about time I gave a reason for my disappearance.  It isn't that I don't love writing about my experience with ADHD -- I do.  It's therapeautic and I love talking to all of you and hearing your stories and suggestions.

I have been MIA and have not written, quite frankly, because of all of the wonderful things added to my schedule and my ADHD. ...
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Happy Mental Health Blogging Day! Please Join Us in the Global Mental Health Movement

It is so amazing how organizations are popping up all over the world helping us join forces to tackle mental health diseases.  I was privileged enough to speak in Athens, Greece a few years ago about iFred's rebranding depression work, and learned from countries around the world just how important it is we work together to solve our greatest challenges.

I've just recently been asked to join their advisory board, and continue...
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What is Our Problem with Pharmaceutical Companies, Especially When It Comes To Drugs For The Brain?

I'm sure just reading that title incited strong reaction in most people.  They either love the companies, or hate them.  For some reason I think companies working to sell drugs to fix the brain have the worst reputation of all - and to this day I can not figure out why.

Let's face it, we can find fault in anything.  It is pretty easy to do, and...
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Brilliant Consumer Solution to Growing Texting and Driving Issue

My post the other day on texting and driving brought many responses, both good and bad.  One of them, however, blew me away.

The individual's ability to recognize the problem from both sides of the spectrum, acknowledge the challenges that each group faces on a regular day, and taking all of it into consideration allowed them to provide an innovative solution.

Often times, extreme views happen because we don't understand another person's perspective, and...
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The Red Dye Diet: The Concept

I have been wanting to write this book for some time, and since I don't want to make time I thought what better thing than to explore it in this blog.

Diet books are all the craze, and while I don't know much about red dye, research has suggested it can magnify ADHD symptoms and is hard to avoid.  So I thought I would do a mini-series on red dye, looking at what it is,...
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The Pros and Cons of Participating in ADHD Research Studies

I've always wanted to participate in a study of the mind, but unfortunately I have so many intertwining 'issues' that I have not qualified for any.  However, I know the importance of participation for learning about the disease, and think people willing to add to that body of research, both the researchers and the participants, are true heroes.  It is through continual observation and learning that we will find better ways to cope with and...
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Research Participants Needed

Center for Healing the Human Spirit Needs Healthy and ADHD Participants for Research in Tarzana, CA

Do you have a child ages 6  to 17 that is healthy? 

International researchers need healthy participants for an ADHD Research Study. You can   participate if you are ages 6 to 17, do not have ADHD, have never taken stimulant medication, and meet the full criteria of this Study. Participation involves a phone pre-screening, two on-site visits, clinical assessments, and follow up interviews. Participation in this study is completely confidential.

Do you have a child ages...
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Benefits of ADD / ADHD

Art Therapy is Most Effective when Positive

Art Therapy is becoming widely used and accepted as an alternate form of treatment for depression, anxiety, and ADHD.  It can be a truly wonderful modality, yet I often become disturbed when seeing some of the images that people create when they are depressed.  There is so much focus on the darkness of depression, as opposed to the brilliance we obtain from such depth of emotion.  I found...
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