Diagnosed with ADHD? Don't forget the eye exam!

Diagnosed with ADHD? Don't forget the eye exam!

3 years ago

ADHD-affected individuals often have trouble reading for long periods. Many report trouble concentrating, experience headaches, sleepiness, and restlessness while attempting to read. The problem is then conceived and tackled solely on a cognitive or brain-based dimension. Interestingly, the condition of "convergence insufficiency", which denotes drifting of the eyes inward or outward, can be a contributing factor. The effort it takes for the ocular muscles to correct this problem leads to strain, tiredness, restlessness, and headaches. The solution lies either in in-office vision therapy or prism glasses. You can look into this by first discussing it with an optometrist or ophthalmologist who is familiar with this underdiagnosed condition. I found a skilled optometrist in the Cleveland who has a special interest in this area, Dr. Phillip Skovira. The wonder never ends with ADHD-related issues!

The Reluctant Psychiatrist
The Reluctant Psychiatrist
3 years ago

When I was a resident physician in training, I remember my excitement in mastering the principles of psychopharmacology. I was so eager to diagnose patients" problems and apply the right treatment....

With ADHD therapy, one size doesn't fit all!
With ADHD therapy, one size doesn't fit all!
3 years ago

I saw the young man for the first time last month. He could not sit still for more than a few seconds and was constantly fidgeting. His life was a classic example of setbacks and unfulfilled dreams...

Somatic Awareness Coaching Recommendation
Somatic Awareness Coaching Recommendation
1 year ago

Are you tired of reading self-help books about anxiety management that do not help? Have you been in therapy for years without any sustainable benefits? Are you afraid of dependence on psychiatric...