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Adrenaline and Depression

April 16th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This is an extremely important subject that goes way beyond the scope of a weekly blog. However, let me begin with some generalities. There are basically two types of depression – reactive and endogenous.  The former is caused by some event in your life – death, injury, a stroke, etc.  The latter comes from within, where you might be depressed but are not sure why. In general, most cases of endogenous depression are caused by internalization of anger.  Often times, simply removing the cause of the anger will eliminate the depression. An extremely common cause of anger that can be [...]

ADD/ADHD – A Newer Perspective

February 8th, 2012|Categories: ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the years I have treated many patients with ADHD. You may be aware that I have a different take on this condition, which I feel has been largely misunderstood by the medical community. It is often designated as a learning disorder, giving rise to the need for special classes and, unfortunately, toxic medications. However, it is my feeling that ADHD is not a learning disorder. Instead, I feel, it is an interest disorder. I suspect that this condition is all about adrenaline - a hormone that gives people energy, and a neurotransmitter that gives people intelligence and enhances [...]