Our Videos on ADD and Depression
A-1. Promo & Overview
C-3. What is ADD?
D-4. Stimulant Medications for ADD
E-5. Acquired Depressions; Common in ADD
F-6. Inherited Depression
G-7. Treatment of Depression
H-8. Trance Methods
A-1. Promo & OverviewIntro to ADD Series
B-2. IntroIntro to "Finding your Focus" video series:This overview video unpacks the public health challenge of inadequately treated attentional depressive conditions, and lays out the underpinnings of our psycho-pharmacological psycho-educational and experiential treatment programs.
C-3. What is ADD?What is ADD: ADD is poorly defined and worse yet poorly understood by most of those called upon to treat it, and routinely misrepresented in the public sphere. Dr Kerson defines ADD as a kind of mind rather than a dysfunction;as a challenge as much as a burden; and introduces his ideas about rapid effective treatment.
D-4. Stimulant Medications for ADDADD Medicine: Stimulants are a topic of intense controversy today when discussing ADD treatment. In this video we learn about when and how stimulants should be used from a practitioner who has been prescribing them in NYC for the past 30 years.
E-5. Acquired Depressions; Common in ADDDepression & ADD, part 1: Acquired Depressions: In this video Dr Kerson describes two clear specific patterns, Hyper-arousal and Under-motivation, that result when the demands of modern digital life interact with bright ambitious people with attentional challenges, and how these states can complicate addressing the underlying attentional issues that created them in the first place.
F-6. Inherited DepressionDepression & ADD, part 2: Inherited Depression, a discuss of two types of inherited depressions, chemical serotonin sad obsessive seasonal hormonal depressions and electrical bipolar or cyclothymic atypical depressions.
G-7. Treatment of DepressionDepression Part 3: Treatment of Depression: A brief encyclopedic overview of treatment methods for both types of depression including therapy medication and lifestyle considerations.
H-8. Trance MethodsTrance & Esoteric Practices: This video includes a deep relaxation/meditation/self-hypnosis demonstration and a discussion about how mental exercises can be used to “train” and “craft” the brain, an introduction to neuro-plasticity so to speak, and how that can be leveraged and used to befit treatment for both attention and depression.
I-9. ProcrastinationEgo State Therapy, a primer to: Anti-Procrastination Exercises: This video explains how "selves" are created and how our acquired personas can interact to create avoidance and procrastination, and then demonstrates the guided visualization that can be used to “walk around” this troublesome symptom. Additional discussion includes the topics of Disorganization; Time and Task Management and right brain training for executive functioning.
J-10. DisorganizationExecutive Function & Time management: In this video Dr. Kerson presents five mental tools that use powerful right brain spatial skills to organize life; The Request Handling Algorithm; Time Maps; Pessimistically Planned Transitions; The Two Little Guys, and The Identity Pole.