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I am always amazed how narrowly many people view the world—it’s their view or no view. If they haven’t seen it, it doesn’t exist. Illness treatment is often associated with prejudice (pre’ judge’) however ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder takes the cake. I have many patients who were never treated because “my parents said that...

I’ll bet this title got your attention! Sex sells. In this article, I’d like to expand your appreciation about how important “sex” hormones affect the brain. Here is a simple example: Why do, and what happens when, we spay or neuter animals? First, of course, is birth control. The second, however, is the change in...

There are certain jobs that attract people with Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Those individuals “find” where they are comfortable and “settle” in those positions, sometimes for life. Others move on quickly from job to job, even becoming drifters of the work force. There are some you would expect, and then there are those you might...

Many people suffer concussion, which is a brain injury or brain “bruise” that occurs when the brain “jiggles” or “sloshes” rapidly within the skull from an injury. The injury may be direct, like your head striking the windshield in an automobile accident; or indirect, like the sudden jerk that occurs when your seatbelt tightens in...

The brain is really ugly. I mean UGGG—-LY. It is slimy, wrinkled, and drab. So what makes a brain “beautiful”? Dr. Daniel Amen, “the” pioneer in Attention Deficit Disorder, studied brains with nuclear imaging then correlated those images to behaviors he evaluated in patients with all sorts of brain disorders. His “beautiful” brain looks smooth...

Most patients successfully treated for ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder tell me the primary benefit of treatment is how it affects their financial status. Successful treatment has two effects: 1) Patients lose less money 2) Patients make more money. Treated patients are much more attentive to costs. They pay bills on time avoiding interest. They...

“My son is a success.” “My daughter is a success.” “I am a success.” “My son is a failure.” “My daughter is a failure.” “I am a failure.” Perhaps one of the greatest difficulties we have as individuals and as parents or grandparents is measuring success. What is success? In the end, does it matter?...

I am happy to announce the opening of my Slidell office exclusively for the treatment of Adult ADD at 112 Village Street, off Brownswitch Road. The journey back to Slidell, where I originally opened my medical practice in 1979, is an ongoing learning extravaganza. I am an Internal Medicine specialist with additional Board Certification in...