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ADHD: Allostatic load is key in understanding ADHD comorbidity

Living life without an adequate functioning autoregulatory system in place comes with a high price - allostatic load. Allostasis is the (predictive) system of the human body, which in cooperation with Homeostasis (reactive) are the autonomous systems which are tasked with keeping all of our body (and mind) in the best shape possible. But people … Continue reading ADHD: Allostatic load is key in understanding ADHD comorbidity

ADHD: Emotional Dysregulation, Mind Wandering, and Sleep Quality in Adults

The effects of emotional lability, mind wandering and sleep quality on ADHD symptom severity in adults with ADHD are now finally being recognized. Mind wandering is a cause of emotional dysregulation when the negative content of the thought, or the intrusive nature of mind wandering itself, leads to higher levels of stress, including emotional distress, which in turn enhances the level of task-unrelated, negatively-valanced thoughts.