Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has become the diagnosis du jour for adults and college aged students. Medications like Adderall can markedly improve the lives of those with the disorder.
Two students from a local high school recently worked on a project about teen stress. Their teachers directed them to Dr. Roca as an expert in helping teens deal with stress. Below is a transcript of the interview.
The challenge many of us have chosen for the year ahead is to implement healthier behaviors. Perhaps you chose to exercise more or reduce sweets, or stop alcohol or smoking, or to journal more regularly, or reduce the number of hours you watch television.
The human brain is made up of neurons surrounded by cell membranes and wrapped with insulation. It is infused with blood vessels and supported by cells that create the neurons’ framework and help to govern their action. Neurons join in ways that reflect the conscious and unconscious experiences we have and, in turn, help us interpret the world. Everything we have ever experienced is stored in our brains.
Fatigue. It’s become all too common. From debilitating fatigue (chronic fatigue syndrome) to waking tiredness, fatigue is contributing to significant inefficiencies at work, problems with concentration, personal performance, and relationships.
Good health is built from a series of individual choices we make on a daily basis. As we age, good health is something we think about more often, treasure deeply. We invest in our health rather than take it for granted.
QUESTION: My antidepressant medication makes my brain feel foggy and I’m always tired. It’s an “SSRI” medication. Any suggestions? ANSWER: Depression often begins as a dysfunctional stress response. First we would evaluate you to see if you need the medication. There might be natural ways to address your depression. If you need the medication, here [...]