Diagnosing Attention-Deficit Disorder from the Internet

A young woman told me she referred herself for counseling because she thought she had adult onset Attention-Deficit Disorder. She couldn’t keep her attention focused, kept forgetting things, and got distracted easily. It turned out she didn’t have ADD at all, but suffered from overwork and stress related to sustaining her full-time job and single…

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What girls need to know about boys

“Physical intimacy is intoxicating like alcohol. It will cloud your judgment, inhibit critical thinking, and make you do things that later you may regret. And the consequences for girls are usually more devastating than for boys.”- unknown author Top 3 things teen girls want/need based on personal interviews with teens include Wanting to be liked…

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“I’m a little bit OCD about this!”

You may have said this about some aspect of daily life when you feel a little more picky about getting something done right. Our culture has more awareness of OCD and the use of the term has crept into daily usage. People use the term “tongue-in-cheek,” but true OCD can become quite debilitating. Next week…

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A Look at Attention Deficit Disorder and The Benefits of Improving Working Memory

 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual lists three subtypes of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. DSM-IV-TR 314.01 is considered the combined type, which means that six or more symptoms of both hyperactivity/impulsivity and inattention have persisted for at least six months. 1. DSM-IV-TR 314.01 is also considered the Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive type. This is used when…

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Court and Complain

Court your spouse. Be kind in bringing up complaints, but be sure to bring them up if you want your marriage to last. You would think we’d remember the courtship part of making marriage work, but people do forget. They get busy with children, work, and social activities and courtship gets what is left over.…

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