Author: Sadarpsych

Is it possible to be addicted to technology?

How many of us can admit to immediately waking up in the morning and reaching for our phones? The answer is probably the majority of us. So is this considered an addiction? WHAT IS AN ADDICTION? The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. We, as humans, rely heavily Read More …

Are Fidget Spinners Just a Trend?

  You don’t have to have kids to know of the latest must-have toy that has been selling out worldwide-the fidget spinner. This toy has driven parents crazy, as they are asked (or pestered if we are being honest here) to trek all over toy stores and convenience stores to find this popular item. So Read More …

Should kindergarten children be reading or playing?

In a  new study, a comprehensive 20-year examination of 800 children from kindergarten through their mid-20s published  in the American Journal of Public Health, found a link between a child’s social skills in kindergarten and how well they were doing in early adulthood. Children who were helpful and shared in kindergarten were more likely to Read More …

Illness Vs. Disease

Defining Illness and Disease There is a distinction that is being made in some medical circles (e.g., the treatment of pain) that, in my opinion, should be more widely known and circulated. The distinction hearkens back to a differentiation made by Eric Cassell in the late 1970’s: “Disease, then, is something an organ has, illness is something a Read More …

Alternative Treatments to Suspend Medication Use During Pregnancy

Research on Decreasing Migraine Medication During Pregnancy The Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS) Conference was held in November 2015. As always, it was a great Conference. I learned from all of the speakers, but one speaker made a particular impression on me; Dr. Jeff Carmen talked about the use of biofeedback, specifically pirHEG which he invented, in the Read More …

Biofeedback Conference (AAPB)

Biofeedback Conference I recently attended the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) conference held in Austin, Texas. It was an excellent conference, with many informative and useful workshops. I came away from the conference with messages from two of the Keynote Speakers that I thought to be of particular importance for public consumption. What Read More …

ADHD Medication Side Effects

 ADHD Medication Side Effects I am writing this as a follow-up to a prior entry which compared medications commonly used to treat ADHD. I again begin with the declaration that I am not a physician, but our work with children and adults has brought me into regular contact with ADHD medications and their effects. As the Read More …