ADHD Drug Holidays

Dr. Brett HowardADHD

“I don’t take my medication over the weekend.” “We are taking the Summer off.” “I’m not in school over Winter break, so I save up my medication for when I really need it.” ADHD drug holidays (i.e., the purposeful discontinuation of stimulant medication over weekends or school breaks) can take many forms, and the reasons ADHD patients provide for taking … Read More

Superheroes meditate…(Now will you do it?)

Dr. Brett HowardMental Health, Performance

The internet searches have been completed, and the results confirm that every major superhero (and most super-villains) can be found doing some sort of meditation. Wonder Women meditates, Superman meditates, most X-men & Magneto meditate, Yoda & other Jedi meditate and I’m pretty sure Darth Vader was sporting some serious lotus pose just prior to the opening of that big … Read More

Treating Insomnia is Treating ADHD

Dr. Brett HowardADHD

A bad night of sleep can mean a bad day at school or work, especially for one who suffers from ADHD. ADHD symptoms can get much worse when you’re fatigued, so treating insomnia is treating ADHD. There are many behavioral, prescriptive and over-the-counter remedies to treat difficulties with falling or staying asleep. A holistic approach to ADHD treatment will often … Read More

I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not – ADHD Book Review

Dr. Brett HowardADHD

An ADHD Book Review My new favorite ADHD book, I Always Want To Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living With ADD & ADHD by Dr. Wes Crenshaw, reads as though the author split open the heads of those with ADHD and took to the halves with a juicer to extract every detail of what it is like to live, love … Read More

The Paleo Mind

Dr. Brett HowardPerformance

The “paleo” fad is one that takes us back to our roots…way back. Those who are following a paleo lifestyle often endorse taking on the eating habits similar to our caveman ancestors. The idea is that a diet containing food items that were available to our paleolithic relatives (e.g., vegetables, nuts, fruits, fish) is a diet that makes us healthier … Read More

Surviving Unemployment by Living to Work

Dr. Brett HowardPerformance

I often joke that I am on career number 17. Although the actual number is much lower, there has certainly been enough to suggest that I have been in a perpetual state of “looking for work.” Why so many careers? It seems that I have always thought, “what you do matters.” However, I have come to believe that it is true that “what you do matters,” but … Read More

5 Reasons Your Antidepressant Is Not Working

Dr. Brett HowardMental Health

Antidepressant | Reboot Science

Are you close to flushing your antidepressant down the toilet? Have you been taking an antidepressant for weeks but feel that it is not working? In a 2011 Data Brief the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed antidepressants as the most frequently used prescription medication among those aged 18-44. Despite their popularity in prescription, many who have started … Read More