Video games have always been promoted as amazing sources of entertainment. But not much is said about the impact they have on a gamer’s health. This podcast episode is an audio recording of the blog. Listen to the podcast now. You can also subscribe to Inside ADHD on iTunes.
Video games have always been promoted as amazing sources of entertainment. But not much is said about the impact they have on a gamer’s health. Back in 1980, when the big, jumbo-sized arcade games first came out, some gamers developed Pac Man’s elbow – a tendonitis caused by spending too much time manipulating the gaming … Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing: Video Game Addiction and ADHD
This podcast episode is an audio recording of a blog that can be read at www.adhdfamilies.ca. Listen to podcast.
Everyone knows that the brain is complicated. Yet, even with all of the scientific and medical advances that have been made, we still don’t know everything there is to know about the brain. What we do know, is that it is responsible for nearly everything we do. The brain is always on, processing a constant … Continue reading You, Your ADHD, and Marijuana
These software products and applications can help parents block certain websites to help their child stay on task when completing homework on the computer. These products can also be very helpful for adults with ADHD. Our Suggestions: Surfblocker - With Surfblocker you can easily restrict internet access at specified times or on demand. It … Continue reading Website Blockers
People with ADHD are at a higher risk for engaging in addictive behaviours due to challenges with being impulsive. They will often make a decision to use substances without considering the consequences. Substances can also be used as a coping strategy. Some people use substances to manage low self-esteem caused by the difficulties they experience … Continue reading Addictive Behaviours and ADHD
Created by: Rareş Pamfil This computer program allows users to self-monitor their computer use (e.g., email, web browsing, social networking). This tool can be useful for teenagers and adults who want to change their computer use habits by keeping track of usage data and providing immediate alerts (audible and visual) about usage. Pros: Tracks computer … Continue reading iFocus App
October is ADHD Awareness Month! This is the fourth episode in a series that will look at ADHD myths and it will give listeners information to help them to better understand ADHD. In this episode, we look at the myth "ADHD medications increase the risk of drug abuse." Listen to the podcast now.