What’s On Your Mind?

Neurofeedback is a fascinating field of study. Historically, is goes back to 1924 and psychiatrist Hans Berger. But it wasn’t until the late 60’s that things really started getting interesting. Barry Sterman taught his lab cats how to change their electroencephalography (EEG) with operant conditioning, yet few could have foreseen it would improve brain regulation … Read more

Pharma For Two

Many, many years ago, people used to smoke quite a bit. Ash trays were de rigueur for dinner guests at most homes 50+ years ago. Second-hand smoke wasn’t a concern, and not many raised an eyebrow when pregnant women smoked. Today you wouldn’t think of doing anything like that if you were pregnant. Maybe a … Read more

Drug-free for ADHD

  Overheard a joke between a couple of 12-year-olds. Q. What does ADHD stand for? A. It stands for attention deficit — oh, look: a butterfly! I couldn’t help myself to chuckle. Serious matter, unexpected outcome. Having grown up in the East Village, I’m used to one-liners. Kids with special needs might chuckle, too, but … Read more