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Sociopaths, they are everywhere (and not necessarily in jail). Tey are your teachers, CEO's, government officials, your neighbor next door-or even in your family. “They appear to function reasonably well—as lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, academics, mercenaries, police officers, cult leaders, military personnel, businesspeople, writers, artists, entertainers and so forth—without breaking the law, or at least without being caught and convicted. These individuals are every bit as egocentric, callous and manipulative as the average criminal psychopath; however, their intelligence, family background, social skills and circumstances permit them to construct a façade of normalcy and to get what they want with relative impunity.”DR. Robert Hare. According to DSM-IV, a person can be diagnosed as antisocial if since age 15 he or she has shown a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others. The person must have indicated at least three of the following:
Failure to conform to lawful social norms
Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicted by repeated physical fights or assaults
Reckless disregard for safety of self or others
Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations
Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent about having hurt, mistreated or stolen from another
Donna Anderson, author of Love Fraud and Red Flags of Love Fraud
Will be joining us tonite telling us what to look out for.
Hosts Doreen Finkle and Rueben Torres
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Recently I was asked to teach meditation to a group of underprivileged middle school kids in El Paso, Texas who are in the chess club.
The chess club team was going to the Texas State chess championship and they were intimidated by other chess teams. I taught them mindful meditation which helped them separate a given experience from an associated emotion which helped them to focus their awareness on the present moment.
Listen in to the techniques that can help to curb kids' impulsivity, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. The chess club ended up winning state and are headed to nationals!
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Sex addicts and partners of sex addicts can have mental illnesses that complicate diagnosis and recovery. One of these mental illnesses is borderline personality disorder, or BPD. BPD is commonly associated with sex addiction and makes sex addiction much more difficult to diagnose and treat because the criteria for both diagnoses overlap. BPD is considered a severe personality disorder often caused by cumulative trauma experienced in early and middle childhood. Carol the Coach will interview Geoff Goodman who not only is a CSAT but a proffessor of psychology. He will be explaining some of the symptoms of BPD which include frantic attempts to avoid abandonment, chronic feelings of emptiness, and impulsivity, which can include self-injurious behaviors and sexual promiscuity. It is important that mental health professionals screen for BPD when they assess sex addicts and partners of sex addicts. BPD is extremely challenging to treat in psychotherapy because patients diagnosed with BPD often attempt to push away their therapists with hostile behaviors. Fortunately, there are several evidence-based treatment models for BPD that, when combined with a 12-step program for sex addiction or codependency, can help the patient to find a successful path of recovery.
Sexual Addiction is a disorder that requires strategies to assist you in maintaining recovery. This show is to help you access the books, the experts and the people who are managing recovery with The 12 Step Program and Patrick Carnes Recovery Task Model that reinforces the steps you need to take to manage your recovery and take your life through the journey so that you not only conquer the "Addict" but develop into the person you were meant to be!
Carol the Coach is a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist who is ready to take you on the journey and expose you to the experts who will guide you through the steps.
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Impulsivity, distractibility, procrastination, and self-regulation are all characteristics of ADHD that make it more difficult for those with ADHD to maintain healthy eating and a healthy weight. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Roberto Olivardia on the topic of regulating eating and weight when you have ADHD. If you need to adopt healthier eating habits and/or lose some weight and need some tips or strategies to help, mark your calendars and tune into this show!
Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works. Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff, go to http://www.digcoaching.com.
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Tune in LIVE today at 4pm PST to the show ‘Strategies for Coping with Everyday Effects of the Negative Symptoms of ADD’. Justine Ruotolo aka Miss ADD and Chris de Baca will discuss strategies for Lack of Focus, Impulsivity, Procrastination, Difficulty Regulating Emotions, Time Management, Losing things, etc. Please call (917) 889-7025 during the LIVE show to ask questions or share your struggles, tips & suggestions. *All podcasts are also available on iTunes after the broadcast airs*
Clinical Psychologist Buffy Wooten will be our special guest today on this re-broadcast show with her topic "Recovery Utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has been conducting Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) since 2000. DBT is a specialized cognitive-behavioral approach to substance abuse and anger management areas. There are four training modules: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.
-DBT has proven an effective treatment for drug abuse.
-DBT has outperformed control treatments in reducing intentional self-injury, inpatient hospitalizations, hopelessness, depression, dissociation, anger, and impulsivity.
With school back in full swing across the country, children and parents are both adapting to new teachers, new classes and new activities. For children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD), the condition can add increased complexity to an already challenging situation.
ADHD is one of the most common childhood neurologic disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood.1 As of 2011, 6.4 million children in the U.S. had ever been diagnosed with ADHD. 2 Symptoms of ADHD may include difficulty paying attention,impulsivity and hyperactivity3. Data shows that children with ADHD may have difficulty succeeding in school, problems getting along with other children or adults, and challenges finishing tasks at home.
Leading ADHD expert Adelaide Robb, M.D., Chief, Psychology and Behavioral Health, Children's National Health System,is available during ADHD Awareness Month (October) to share tips with parents of children with ADHD to help monitor their child's progress during the school year.
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Got impulsivity? Stacey Turis does, along with ADHD and a library of stories only an ADD-er can tell. Are the stories true? You bet. You could not make up this kind of stuff. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host and attention coach Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Stacey to understand what impulsivity really looks like. Expect a belly laugh as you put your own ADHD impulsivity into perspective. If you have ADHD and awkward moments, listen to this show and compare your experiences to those of this ADHD-impulsive professional.
Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.
Children's Corner: Dr. Craig Wiener, author of Parenting Your Child with ADHD
It is now possible for concerned parents to treat their child’s attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without medication. Parenting Your Child with ADHD presents a groundbreaking program for parents seeking to reduce their child’s inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and strengthen his or her capacity for self-reliance and cooperation.
Dr. Craig Wiener is a licensed Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families. Throughout his career, Dr. Wiener has questioned the growing tendency to make behavioral problems medical disabilities. His groundbreaking work with ADHD shows that the behaviors included in the ADHD diagnosis can become frequent due to reinforcement. He shows parents how to stop those reinforcements and alternatively develop their child’s self-reliance and cooperation. For more information visit: http://www.craigwiener.com/
Dr. Cathy Reimers, Ph.D., psychologist in New Jersey, and co-host Jennifer Russello, parent in New Jersey, discuss the fun and chaos of Halloween with families and kids. This already exciting and overstimulating day can really become intensified when you add a family member with ADHD. Hyper kids (and adults) can run you ragged. Let's explore the truth about sugar, food preservatives and coloring and their impact on kids, especially kids with ADHD. We will also explore impulsivity, distractibility, poor listening skills and how this can affect safety on Halloween. We will discuss this and some other scary details about Halloween and ADHD. Listen in and join us for some tips on making Halloween and ADHD less haunting and daunting!
Life's Issues with Lloyd Rosen with Special Guest Craig Wiener
It is now possible for concerned parents to treat their child’s attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without medication. This book shows them how. Written by a supervising psychologist who specializes in child behavioral issues, Parenting Your Child with ADHD presents a groundbreaking program for parents seeking to reduce their child’s inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and strengthen his or her capacity for self-reliance and cooperation. This unique program promotes positive ways of interrelating and shows parents the five main ways they may have unwittingly reinforced ADHD symptomsin the past. Far from encouraging parents to strictly manage ADHD children, this approach promotes independence in kids so that less discipline and surveillance is necessary. Specifically, this book helps parents promote cooperation by phrasing their requests in specific ways, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child’s preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive choice to him or her. Parents learn to resolve problems related to messiness, inappropriate silliness and intrusiveness, chores and helping family members, coordinating schedules, sneaking and stealing, noise and yelling, and overreacting. The second part of the book moves on to issues that take place outside the home, such as shopping excursions, family outings, and travel.
The creator of ADHD says he had no proof that ADHD was for real, so does that mean it doesn't really exist? Join Tom Stevens, LPC-S, RPT-S as he discusses the difference between a "symptom" and a full blown "disorder". Call in to (347)838-9737 and listen from your phone or ask your question about this topic.
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