The more you study a subject, the more detailed your mental representations of it become, and the better you get at assimilating new information. Thus a chess expert can look at a series of moves in chess notation that are gibberish to most people--1. Similarly, an expert musician can look at a musical score for a new composition and know what it will sound like before ever playing it. And if you are a reader who is already familiar with the concept of deliberate practice or with the broader area of the psychology of learning, you will likely find it easier than other readers to assimilate the information in this article. Either way, reading this article and thinking about the topics I'm discussing will help you create new mental representations, which will in turn make it easier for you to read and learn more about this subject in the future. FINDING AN ANSWER So, kids with ADHD have difficulties with attention which manifests in various ways, like I said -- difficulty in completing tasks, getting distracted easily and as they grow up, not being able to manage their time very well, procrastinating, delaying their projects and assignments when they go to high school and so on. They are often very disorganised, they can lose things, misplace their belongings and so on. So if you find a child or your child who is otherwise very bright and capable but is struggling with certain jobs -- do not jump to labelling them as being lazy or careless, or he just doesn't care and he doesn't want to do these things, because children usually will do things they can! And if they are not able to do something, or if they are not doing something, although they might find reasons for it, it could be that they are incapable, at least at that juncture, to do it. It's important to understand this aspect from a point of view of development or neuro-development. The other features of ADD and ADHD are hyper-activity and impulsive behaviour. So, a child who is young may have difficulty sitting still, may be very jumpy and restless and fidgety. They might have difficulty waiting for their turn, they might be easily frustrated, get bored very easily and so on. And when you see some of these features in children do question whether they are wired differently to the extent that they might have something that interferes with their overall growth and development. So, of course, you might argue that many children are like that and many children are jumpy, fidgety -- but that's because they are children! Depakote, a mood stabilizer; Neurontin, an anticonvulsant; Klonopin for anxiety; BuSpar, also for anxiety;

Ambien to aid sleep; Propanolol for tremors; All of this was the result of years of trial and error', as if what mattered were the parts of the person rather than the whole. <a href=''>Both</a> body and psyche are seen today as aggregates, with psychiatric intervention aiming to target isolated symptoms, and lifestyle coaching to add or subtract desired or unwanted aspects of the self. <a href=''>The</a> American writer Lizzie Simon, who received a bipolar diagnosis in her teens, would later travel the country talking to others who had shared similar experiences. <a href=''>When</a> one of her interviewees tells her,I'm strictly bipolar. We have all heard the spectacular promises made by diet plans: Lose twelve pounds in your first week! Intermittent fasting is not like that. As I mentioned in article 18, IF is in many ways the exact opposite of the diet plans you have tried before. With traditional diet plans, your best week of loss is usually week 1, and then progress slows dramatically over time. Eventually, you plateau, followed by regaining all the weight you lost. With IF, that's not what happens. You may even gain a little weight at first as your body adjusts to fasting. Then your body may need some time to adapt (and to heal) before you can efficiently tap into your fat stores for fuel. Once you have made it through the FAST Start phase, expect a slow and steady rate of loss, with an average of about a pound per week. As long as your weekly average is trending slowly downward over time, you are making progress. It's that easy. It may sound crazy, but think of one thing about love that isn't. Love is not a sight, a sound, or a taste (although in some cases it can be). It's a feeling, something emotional and intuitive.

It's intuition that makes feng shui work. So look around your home or room, and walk over to your Relationship corner. How does it feel? Probably not, or you'd be out on a date instead of reading this article. Focus your energy on this very special corner, carefully decorate it, and think loving thoughts. Then loving things will naturally happen in your life. Every so often the New York Times publishes a column called Think Like a Doctor by Lisa Sanders, a doctor and author. Each column poses a medical mystery, a real case that initially puzzled the clinicians who encountered it--the newspaper version of an episode of House M. Sanders gives the readers enough information to solve it themselves--assuming they have all the other tools they need, such as medical knowledge and the ability to reason from symptoms to diagnosis--and then invites answers. In a later column she reveals the correct answer, explains how the original doctors reached that answer, and announces how many readers got it right. These columns always draw hundreds of reader responses--and only a few correct ones. For me the most fascinating thing about the column is not the medical mysteries or their solutions but rather the insights that the column offers into the diagnostic thought process. A doctor making a diagnosis, particularly in a complex case, is given a large number of facts about the patient's condition and must absorb those facts and then combine them with relevant medical knowledge to come to a conclusion. This doctor must do at least three different things: assimilate facts about the patient, recall relevant medical knowledge, and use the facts and medical knowledge to identify possible diagnoses and choose the right one. For all of these activities, a more sophisticated mental representation makes the process faster and more efficient--and sometimes makes it possible, period. To see how this works, I'll borrow one of Sanders's medical mysteries--one that only a handful of readers solved correctly, out of more than two hundred who sent in answers. However, children with ADHD after a certain time, begin to find the common developmental goals -- let's say, like academics or peer relationships or self-regulation -- difficult to do. When these things become dysfunctional and we find that a child that otherwise seems intelligent and capable is unable to do these things, we then suspect ADHD. There is a wide range of therapies that are available for it -- medication being one of them. Also be aware as parents, as teachers, that when you suspect a child has ADHD or send them for evaluation for ADHD, it is not mandatory to put them on medication.

Because a lot of times parents particularly and sometimes teachers or schools fear this and therefore they are often very hesitant to go down that route, the medical route or the psychological route. And that's the other thing that we must remember -- there is a solution. The kind of children that we get in our centre at Children First -- and we get hundreds of children with ADHD -- are often very bright kids. But rather than seeing their strengths and their intelligence, people have begun to criticise them or have been criticising them over a period of years, seeing only their negative traits, so they turn up in front of us with very negative stories and negative narratives of their lives and that, we believe, is more damaging than the ADHD itself. These kids then begin to get into depression and anxiety, some of them start taking substances to relieve some of this distress and some others may rebel hugely, and then be termed as having a conduct disorder or be anti-social and so on and so forth. There's no question that if we do not treat ADHD well it can become extremely complicated and indeed become dangerous because kids who are not treated well by the school, the education system, by parents or their peers often take the other route and then they begin to identity with groups of other kids who may be doing things which are anti-social. I have nothing else going on,' it is in this context of a medical and cultural framework which ceaselessly divides up, which always searches for more symptoms to be segregated and then excised, without recognizing the link between them. What this means is that medical staff are almost wholly concerned with fine-tuning medication, finding just the right balance of drugs that will work for the patient and achieve the best emotional balance. The effects of drugs, their side effects and compatibilities may be discussed in minute detail. Patients may feel involved and cared for in these interactions, but there is an elephant in the room: the whole conversation is about what the drugs are making them feel rather than what their original feelings had been before taking the drugs. Once one enters the pharmaceutical marketplace, there is often little hope of return, as treatment priorities are focused around the search for the cocktail that will work best. Yet those diagnosed with bipolar have the highest rate of non-compliance of any patient group, a fact that generates endless rhetoric from both medical and patient-support groups on the importance of taking the pills. Why the non-compliance? Is it due to the unpleasant side effects of the drugs? It's true that lithium and other drugs are hardly silver bullets: the person may feel disconnected from their self, sluggish or strangely absent. There may be weight gain and all manner of other problems that further drugs will then aim to regulate. Please don't count on that! And don't put pressure on yourself to meet numerical weight-loss goals that are tied to a date. Remember that IF is for life, and so you have plenty of time to get to your body's natural weight. You can't rush the process.

Why am I losing clothing sizes but no pounds on the scale? Go back to article 18 and read the section about body recomposition! As you lose fat and build muscle, your body shrinks in size and you need smaller clothes, but your weight may not be changing on the scale. Always trust your changing size more than you trust the scale! Why am I losing pounds on the scale, but my size isn't changing? This is the opposite problem from the previous question, and we do see it from time to time: someone will report that they are down a great deal on the scale, but their measurements haven't budged and they aren't fitting into smaller clothes. I once knew a woman who, upon hearing about feng shui for the first time, walked over and threw a red pair of panties in her Relationship corner. She said to herself, There, take that, and didn't give it another thought. A month later she was happily married to a millionaire. It could happen to you! But you have to want it and you have to do what it takes to make it happen. It all begins with awareness and action. Lights, camera, action--you are now the star of your own love story (and you get to decide what it's rated). Be prepared for the avalanche of affection you discover on your new feng shui journey. At times it can seem like a landslide of love, a tsunami of sensuality, an earthquake of emotions. Bear in mind this caution: use the tools wisely and don't overdo it. A thirty-nine-year-old male police officer came to his doctor complaining of an intense earache--it felt like a knife in his ear--and noting that his right pupil was smaller than his left. He had had the earache once before and had visited an urgent-care center, where he was diagnosed with an infection and given a prescription for antibiotics. When it got better in a couple of days, he thought nothing more about it, but the earache reappeared two months later, and this time the antibiotics did no good. The doctor thought it was probably just a sinus infection, but because of the issue with the pupil, the patient was referred to an eye doctor.