Ask The Doctor

Welcome to Ask The Doctor, a weekly collection of reader submitted questions, answered by Dr. Petrus and other persons in the field of mental health. Want to ask a question?
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Prescription: Exercise

Dear Petrus Psychology, Is exercise important for people who have ADHD? Significant changes take place in the brain during physical activity.  Afternoon sluggishness can often be treated with a quick jog around the neighborhood.  During exercise, the brain’s dopamine and [...]

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