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Understanding ADHD triggers

Sep 14, 2021 by

Scientists have found that there is a range of triggers (lifestyle factors and situations) that can trigger ADHD. These include mineral deficiencies, poor sleep, food additives, media and technology, and tasks requiring concentration....

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High-fat foods may reduce concentration

Aug 6, 2020 by

Research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition adds to previous research about the gut-brain connection. The study found that our ability to concentrate is reduced in the hours after eating a meal that is high in saturated...

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RA causes brain fog

Aug 24, 2019 by

Although many people have heard of “brain fog” as a symptom or side effect of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or chemotherapy, few may be aware that the chronic inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis can also cause “brain fog.” This general...

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How brains of doers differ from those of procrastinators

Sep 8, 2018 by

Researchers used MRIs to study the brains of self-professed “doers” and “procrastinators” and found that procrastinators had less connectivity between the amygdala and the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex....

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Excited better than calm for test performance

Jan 2, 2014 by

Getting excited before a test improves performance better than trying to calm down. Experiments at Harvard showed that performance on anxiety-inducing activities, like public speaking an math tests, are improved when students get excited because they are thinking about...

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Certain medications can impact memory and concentration in people over 65....

Nov 6, 2012 by

Certain medications for allergies, anxiety, insomnia and even itching can negatively impact memory and concentration in people over 65. In fact, a recent study supports a previous recommendation for seniors to completely avoid: sleeping pills, tricyclic antidepressants and first-generation...

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