Many children are able to thrive in any environment, while others may flourish only under the most favourable conditions. New findings reveal the complex interplay of factors that creates "dandelion" and "orchid" kids.
How you think and feel emotionally can contribute to your physical health and well-being — it’s just that simple. The list of scientific studies demonstrating that point comes from diverse fields of study including medicine, neuroscience, immunology, genetics, psychiatry and psychology.
Dr. Susan Smalley, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA
Dr John Ratey is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, as well as the author of numerous article and books, including Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Dr. Ratey focuses on attentional disorders and collaborates with institutions around the world, educating audiences about the impact exercise has on both physical and mental health.
The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is an integrated health and education service offering a unique lifespan – strength based service, for the 1 in 5 people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.
Dr Elaine Aron's website containing a wealth of materials around her research on the trait of high sensitivity, a difference found in approximately 10-15 of adults and children.
Dr Martha Herbert PhD MD, is an American physician and assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and paediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr Herbert has particular expertise in bringing a complex systems approach to understanding and treating Autism.
Dr Ratey is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognised expert in Neuropsychiatry, exercise and the brain. Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection.
Joel Nigg, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist, scientist, and a professor in the departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University. He directs the OSHU ADHD Research program which conducts large-scale federally funded research into the root causes of ADHD. Dr Nigg has written widely on both ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Food for thought...
Our therapeutic goal must be to teach the person how to bear their difficulties. Not to eliminate them for him, but to train the person to cope with special challenges with special strategies; to make the person aware not that they are ill, but that they are responsible for their lives.