Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Attention in focus.
Benjamin Cheyette, M.D., and Sarah Cheyette M.D.
Do you want to get past superficial knowledge and help your brain make sense of the world? Don't avoid reading.
Was 2020 a difficult year for you and your family? Are you exhausted and upset? Sometimes it's better to shoot for less success and more mental health.
Want to learn how to boss your screens around? Here are five simple tips using your own brain chemistry to put you in charge of your own dopamine regulation.
Although little has been written about it, the connection between ADHD and migraines is important, and millions may be affected.
Confused about what "sensory overload" means for those with ASD or ADHD? You're not alone. Here's a practical guide to a complex issue.
Trying to raise a teenager so that he/she will be independent and successful despite their ADHD? Here are a few practical tips.
What are the most important life skills to teach a middle schooler? Here are some tips that will help you parent your middle school child to be a focused person.
What are the most important parenting techniques for ADHD? Here are a few simple concepts that we wish all parents of ADHD kids could know.
Pandemic got you down? Going crazy with your ADHD kids at home? Try these tips to make everybody happier and more productive.
It's confusing to have two diagnoses. Here's how to understand the diagnoses and treatment options.
Ready to improve your ADHD in a new and different way? Read about the neurostimulator recently FDA approved for ADHD. Capture the power of lightning and put it in your brain!
Need to find just the right medication for ADHD? Learn how different medications work to create focus. They are not all the same!
Among so many stimulants, nothing has been really new—until now. Jornay seems to represent a significant new option in the timing of stimulant dosing. But will it work? And is it really better?
ADHD is not all about dopamine. If you want to understand the brain chemistry behind it, you also need to know about norepinephrine.
Are you a mom with ADHD staggering to the finish line this Mother's Day? Take a few minutes to appreciate all that you're doing.
How do you choose the right medication for ADHD? Are the newer medications any better than the old ones?
Out of all the coaches in all the world, how do I find YOU?
Are you tired of making the same mistakes over and over, but don't know how to move forward? Here's a roadmap of to how to do things differently--so you can move on with your life!
Are you a college student—or a parent about to launch one? Here are 10 practical tips that can make any semester better.
Want to charge up your brain? What should be your drug of choice? How caffeine works--or doesn't--for focus.
Graduation season is here! What does this mean for you? Make a new beginning by learning how to really shed the past.
Exercise is great for Your ADHD. But what's the best kind of exercise for ADHD?
So you think you know dopamine? You might be surprised! Read on for the "dos and don'ts" about this incredible neurotransmitter.
Does life feel overwhelming at times? Too much to do, and not enough time to do it? Here's a plan to help you prioritize, and get things done.
Are you playing for a championship or just tossing a ball around? Put meaning and focus into your life and see the trophy at the end of the day.
The true meaning of a "fresh start."
Is the hustle and bustle of the holidays getting to you? Get the Attitude of Gratitude—it goes a long way towards helping you focus!
Do you feel like you are constantly juggling? Is there something wrong with you because you forget what you were going to do? Are you looking to see if ADHD is the reason?
Make sure your words build you up and don't tear you down.
Approaching ADHD the right way.
Benjamin Cheyette, M.D. is professor emeritus at the University of California San Francisco and a practicing psychiatrist. Sarah Cheyette, M.D. is a pediatric neurologist who focuses on the treatment of ADHD.