ADHD and Emotions Articles
See also my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group meeting How to deal with emotions when you have adult ADHD
Here's a quote on emotions I like by Dr. Candace Pert, former chief of brain chemistry at National Institute for Health, author of Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
"Emotions are the glue that holds the cells of
the organism together in the material world, and
in the spiritual world they're the
glue that holds the classrooms and the society together.
That's why they are so interesting, because they're on a material
level - the molecules of emotion as I've studied them as a
scientist - and they're in the spiritual realm as well."
ADHD and Emotional Intelligence: The Missing Link?
Talks about the 4 basic components of emotional intelligence
ADHD and EQ (Emotional Intelligence/IQ)
From adhdmarriage.com Do people with ADHD have low Emotional IQ and are they able to improve on it?
Healing Force Within
By Dr.Gabor Maté, Vancouver author of When
the Body Says No. The Costs of Hidden Stress, and Scattered
Minds: A New Look At The Origins And Healing of Attention
Deficit Disorder "In over two decades of family medicine,
including seven years of palliative care work, I was struck
by how consistently the lives of people with chronic illness
are characterized by emotional shut down: the paralysis of
“negative” emotions--in particular, the feeling
and expression of anger.
This pattern held true in a wide range of diseases...People
seemed incapable of considering their own emotional needs
and were driven by a compulsive sense of responsibility for
the needs of others. They all had difficulty saying no.
study links negative emotions and lowered immunity
NewScientist.com news service. 2003. "Brain activity
linking negative emotions to a lower immune response against
disease has been revealed for the first time, claim researchers.
Many previous studies have shown that emotions and stress
can adversely affect the immune system. But this effect had
not been directly correlated with activity in the brain...This
study establishes that people with a pattern of brain activity
that has been associated with positive [emotions] are also
the ones to show the best response to the flu vaccine."
Evolution Back To Home
By Anil Bhatnagar. Gives short and long term strategies for
dealing effectively with your negative emotions. Very comprehensive
Emotional Path to Success: Harvard University Magazine
"The research shows that for jobs of all kinds,
emotional intelligence is twice as important an ingredient
of outstanding performance as cognitive ability and technical
skill combined," Daniel Goleman says. "And
the higher you go in the organization, the more important
these qualities are for success. When it comes to leadership,
they are almost everything."
IQ--which some argue doesn't change throughout life--emotional
intelligence can be developed. It's a neurological
fact that the brain is plastic throughout life; brain structures
and circuits shape themselves through repeated experience.
You can discipline yourself and get better at things you once
weren't good at. In fact, emotional intelligence tends to
increase through each decade of life."
Value of Positive Emotions PDF
By Barbara L. Fredrickson the director of the Positive Emotions
and Psychophysiology Laboratory at U. of Michigan. The emerging
science of positive psychology is coming to understand why
it’s good to feel good.