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Reduce Negative Behaviour With Supplementation

Science is learning more and more about nutrition, knowledge that may someday lead to treatments we cannot imagine now. One idea being investigated is if nutritional supplementation can affect behavior. As you read this, there’s a groundbreaking research project underway in England and Scotland involving young offenders in three prisons who have volunteered to be given such supplements to see if their behavior can be improved.

Neuroscientist John Stein of the University of Oxford spearheads the study, working with young offenders who have been convicted of crimes of violence and were thus serving long prison sentences. He has a theory that the micronutrients found as a natural part of fatty acids (like those in omega 3 fish oils) help nerve cell membranes and signaling molecules in the brain work better, particularly with regard to how we deal with visual and social signals. Without the enough of the micronutrients the brain can react badly, acting on impulse or with aggression.

Professor Stein is supported by his brother, celebrity chef Rick, who is passionate about fish and the many benefits it has for our health. Experts know it is good for the brain, the heart as well as the prevention of disease. Fish is a healthy alternative to lean meats that is a natural source of not only the amazing omega 3 fatty acids, but also a source of important vitamins (riboflavin, vitamin B2, vitamin D), minerals (iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, selenium) and protein.

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For the study, funded by the Wellcome Trust (the UK’s largest medical research charity) and conducted by researchers at Oxford University, the volunteers (aged 16 to 21) will take four capsules each day when they are eating their main meal of the day. Half with get micronutrients and half a placebo capsule, the study being conducted under double blind conditions. Over the next four months, the disciplinary records of the two groups will be monitored for behaviors like drug related offenses, violence and incidents of harming the self.

This latest work is the next logical step following a smaller study from 2002 at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute that found that prisoners who got such supplements actually committed one third fewer offenses. Professor Stein believes the trial will be a success and that we might come away with guidelines for our mental health. The team hopes to see which nutrients are most helpful, and at what dosages.

If you think about the central premise of the nutrient and behavior theory it makes perfect sense. Improving what people are eating could very well help them act more socially as well as doing great things for their own health and well-being. Hunger and deficiency are not the best building blocks, after all. Stein is not claiming that nutrition, or deficiencies, explain the whole bad behavior puzzle, but rather that experts may have seriously underestimated the role it does play. If the theory holds, the solution may be simple, and risk free – a win/win for the individual and society at large.

To your good health,

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Drinking Coffee May Act As Antidepressant

Coffee may be very much more than a companion to the start the day. Drinking two to four cups of coffee each day appears to cut the risk of suicide in adults by an impressive 50% says a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) that appears online in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. And unlike earlier work, this team was truly able to assess the association of intake of both caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks – finding that caffeine is most likely involved in the protective effect of coffee.

Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, but also may act as a mild antidepressant by upping the production of some important neurotransmitters in the brain. These include serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline, all known to be involved with mood. Coffee’s caffeine might be the reason for the reduced risk of depression in coffee drinkers that has been found in past studies.

Depression and suicide are a dangerous combination that can have tragic results. According to Centers for Disease Control number from 2010, just over 36,000 people in the U.S. kill themselves each year. And though we might focus on teens, those of other ages are also at risk, men more than women.

To conduct the latest research, the team reviewed information from three very large U.S. studies – 43,599 men from the Health Professional Follow-up Study, 73,820 women from the Nurses’ Health Study and 91,005 women from the Nurses’ Health Study II. Caffeine and decaf coffee intake was assessed every four years with a questionnaire. Caffeine consumption from coffee and non-coffee drinks like tea, caffeinated soft drinks and chocolate was also calculated. During the 16-year study period there were 277 deaths due to suicide.

The risk of committing suicide for adults who drank from two to four cups of caffeinated coffee a day was about half that of people who drank decaf or very little or no coffee at all. Even with the findings, no one is calling for depressed adults to up their caffeine intake, because most people adjust their caffeine intake to an optimal amount for them. Adding more would make unpleasant side effects more likely.

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Coffee may be very much more than a companion to the start the day. Drinking two to four cups of coffee each day appears to cut the risk of suicide in adults by an impressive 50% says a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) that appears online in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. And unlike earlier work, this team was truly able to assess the association of intake of both caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks – finding that caffeine is most likely involved in the protective effect of coffee.

Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, but also may act as a mild antidepressant by upping the production of some important neurotransmitters in the brain. These include serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline, all known to be involved with mood. Coffee’s caffeine might be the reason for the reduced risk of depression in coffee drinkers that has been found in past studies.

Depression and suicide are a dangerous combination that can have tragic results. According to Centers for Disease Control number from 2010, just over 36,000 people in the U.S. kill themselves each year. And though we might focus on teens, those of other ages are also at risk, men more than women.

To conduct the latest research, the team reviewed information from three very large U.S. studies – 43,599 men from the Health Professional Follow-up Study, 73,820 women from the Nurses’ Health Study and 91,005 women from the Nurses’ Health Study II. Caffeine and decaf coffee intake was assessed every four years with a questionnaire. Caffeine consumption from coffee and non-coffee drinks like tea, caffeinated soft drinks and chocolate was also calculated. During the 16-year study period there were 277 deaths due to suicide.

The risk of committing suicide for adults who drank from two to four cups of caffeinated coffee a day was about half that of people who drank decaf or very little or no coffee at all. Even with the findings, no one is calling for depressed adults to up their caffeine intake, because most people adjust their caffeine intake to an optimal amount for them. Adding more would make unpleasant side effects more likely.

The current work does not establish cause and effect. Also they didn’t see any difference in risk between coffee drinkers who drank two to three cups and those who had four (or more) cups of coffee each day. This may be due to the small number of subjects who committed suicide.

In an earlier coffee and depression study that appears in JAMA Internal Medicine there was a maximal effect for subjects who drank four (or more) cups of coffee a day.

But If you drink too much, it might have the opposite effect.

There’s also a Finnish study that found a higher risk of suicide among people who drank eight or nine cups of coffee a day. There were very few participants in the U.S. studies who drank such a large amount. Thus the work didn’t look at any consumption over six cups of coffee per day.

If you, or someone you love, is talking about ending their life, please
pay attention. Help is out there, waiting. Please know that suicide is
never your only option.

To your good health,

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Study: Higher Risk Of dementia With Cynicism Linked

Negative thinking is really not very good for your health, not to mention your mental outlook or peace of mind, but it can be surprisingly easy to slip into and hard to shake. New research in the journal Neurology finds that cynical people have a greater chance of developing dementia. Cynicism is a deep mistrust of other people, and psychologists think of this as a kind of chronic anger that comes on over time. The type of cynicism examined as part of the study involved subjects doubting the truth of what people said, believing most of us are motivated by self interest rather than other, more positive drives.

Earlier work in this area has found that those who are cynical are more likely to die sooner and have poorer health than others, but no studies have specifically focused on dementia risk. There has been research that discovered those who are more open and upbeat have a lower risk of dementia, so the opposite is an area worthy of investigation.

The project involved 1,449 subjects of an average age of 71, who took a test for dementia and another to measure how cynical they were. Both were consider3ed reliable measures by experts. Those who agreed with cynical statements on the exam were considered to be highly cynical. Those with the highest level of cynical distrust had a 2.54 times higher risk of having dementia than those with the lower cynicism ratings. The team also examined the results to see if the participants who were highly cynical died earlier than others, but once compounding factors were removed they didn’t, even though earlier work has shown a link between cynicism and earlier death.

This research doesn’t prove that having a negative, cynical attitude toward life brings on bad outcomes to your health. This research wasn’t designed to do that. More work is needed to reproduce the conclusions found here, though the results do compliment a wide body of study that shows how over time, those with high levels of cynical hostility do worse in terms of health. They certainly are not happy people.

The link between an attitude and health outcome is very complex, though doctors will say that poor attitudes can lead patients down a road to poorer health. Author Dr. Hilary Tindle, a professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh was also the lead author on research that looked at the health outcomes of just over 97,000 women and saw that the cynical ones had a higher risk of cancer related death.

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Cynical people have also been shown to smoke more, workout less and be heavier overall. They have a harder time following medical advice because their cynical thought process refuses to let them believe what anyone tells them. Cynical souls also have greater stress responses, and this suggests a higher heart rate, higher blood pressure peak and a tendency to more inflammation in the immune system. Chronic inflammation is what experts tell us is harmful to your overall health and has been linked to conditions like Crohn’s disease, high cholesterol and even Alzheimer’s.

Previous studies have also shown t hat those who are cynical also have a higher risk of heart disease, cardiovascular issues and death related to cancer. Cardiovascular disease is a condition that can contribute to dementia by damaging the small blood vessels all over the body, and that includes your brain.

It’s always possible to change your cynical attitude… you are not doomed to stay this way, be plagued by damaging, negative thoughts. You can change, just like people do when they stop smoking, go on a diet, cut back drinking or cut out unhealthy relationships. People make changes for the better every day, you can too.

To your good health,

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Diabetes, Hypertension Can Cause Memory Problems Later

Here’s news on an important new study appearing in the journal Neurology. Anyone who is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure during middle age seems to be more likely to have brain damage that contributes to dementia as they get older. While diabetes and problems with memory and cognition later on have been linked before; this is the first study to offer solid evidence that explains just why this happens.

The thinking is that diabetes might really be shrinking the brain over the long haul, cutting the size of key areas such as the hippocampus. This is the structure that plays a huge role in both short and long term memory. What’s more, when high blood pressure is added to the mix, the two together appear to up your risks of micro strokes and other types of damage to the blood vessels that feed the brain.

The current study included over 1,400 people of an average age of 80 years old who had (at most) slight memory and cognitive problems classified as mild cognitive impairment. The team measured the subjects’ thinking and memory abilities and noted any areas of mild impairment. The subjects then underwent MRI scans to look for brain damage that can be an early indicator of dementia.

As a final step, the team reviewed the subjects’ medical records to see if they had been diagnosed with diabetes or high blood pressure during their middle age. The team saw that those who had diabetes at midlife had brains that were 2.9% smaller than those who didn’t have this disease. The hippocampus of these subjects were even smaller, 4% smaller (on average) than non-diabetics. When the hippocampus starts to shrink, you start losing your long-term memory, as well as your ability to bring to mind recent events.

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Diabetes at midlife was also linked with an 85% greater risk of micro-strokes in the brain. These subjects were also two times as likely to have memory or thinking problems than those who did not have this disease earlier in life. Also those who had high blood pressure at midlife were two times as likely to show damage due to stroke to parts of the brain that are linked to thinking, memory and language.

According to lead study author Dr. Rosebud Roberts from the Mayo Clinic, those who had diabetes earlier in life have a much poorer brain structure than those who got it later on. Cognitive impairment appears to come over a long time period, so if you have diabetes earlier, there’s more time to do more damage.

Alzheimer’s Association director of scientific programs Keith Fargo was very excited about the study. Many people mistakenly think that the risk for Alzheimer’s disease comes only if it runs in their family, but this is not true. Dementia can hit anyone if they don’t take care of themselves. This research points out the very real need for people in their 40s, 50s and 60s to live a healthier lifestyle so they can avoid disease now, and in the years to come.

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Struggle To Memorize, Focus, Finish A Job: What To Do

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a well-recognized condition that presents many challenges to the children and adults who live with it. You might struggle to follow directions, remember information, concentrate, organize tasks or finish a job within the time given. When not managed, ADHD symptoms can cause problems in virtually every area of life from work or school to relationships with family and partners.

Talking impulsively is one symptom of adult ADHD, one that can cause you lots of embarrassment if you don’t learn how to curb your urge to speak out. It’s hard for those with ADHD to pick up on social cues that the rest of us catch and respond to. Those who have ADHD always need to make an extra effort to observe what’s going on around them as well as paying attention to what’s in your head before speaking. Easier said than done to be sure.

Here’s a suggestion to that might prove helpful, it’s called the “traffic light” approach. When you arrive at a meeting, party or other gathering, do a quick check of your state of mind to find out if you’re relaxed or overcharged. If you’re calm and relaxed that’s your “green light” to go ahead an engage others. If you’re feeling at all wound up, gauge the intensity of this feeling between “yellow light” meaning a bit wound up, go forward but be cautious to “red light” which means you are over stimulated and should stop, take a breather, and then go forward once you’re calmer.

Some other helpful tips to manage conversation if you have ADHD…

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Don’t jump right into an ongoing conversation. Instead, rehearse in your head
what you want to say. Jot it down if you can. The key is to evaluate the discussion,
and your contribution, before you rush in and make it.

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When you talk, speak “low and slow”. There should be no need to rush the words
out, or speak loudly. The proper tone and volume level are important to keeping
the conversation moving naturally rather than interrupting it.

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Think of conversation as a way of trading information. You talk then the other
people talks in turn… each person asking or answering questions. Common interests
are a good place to start.

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Respect another person’s personal space and keep yourself from moving in too
close. That’s a huge turnoff for many people; they feel invaded and intimidated
by someone standing in what they feel is “their” space.

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Role playing helps you get used to coming in, watching and listening to what’s
happening before jumping in. A spouse, counselor or good friend can help you
practice these techniques until you feel comfortable with them on your own.

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Rehearse the kinds of social situations you find yourself in. Say out loud the
behavior best suited to the situation. Once you get good at this, you won’t need
to say the reminders out loud, you’ll know them.

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Mindfulness meditation provides an amazing number of benefits for anyone, but
most especially for adults dealing with ADHD. The idea is to sit quietly and
clear your mind so you can focus on your slow, steady breathing. This takes some
practice, but once you get the hang of it, it is a wonderful way to help you
engage, be present, to learn to watch and not be as distracted.

Lastly, if you are being treated for your ADHD, keep up with the therapy or medication (sometimes both) as these can help you manage your feelings of impulsiveness as well as the other disruptive ADHD symptoms. Therapy can be especially helpful for forming new habits and developing solid social skills.

To your good health,

Drinking Coffee May Act As Antidepressant

Coffee may be very much more than a companion to the start the day. Drinking two to four cups of coffee each day appears to cut the risk of suicide in adults by an impressive 50% says a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) that appears online in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. And unlike earlier work, this team was truly able to assess the association of intake of both caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks – finding that caffeine is most likely involved in the protective effect of coffee.

Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, but also may act as a mild antidepressant by upping the production of some important neurotransmitters in the brain. These include serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline, all known to be involved with mood. Coffee’s caffeine might be the reason for the reduced risk of depression in coffee drinkers that has been found in past studies.

Depression and suicide are a dangerous combination that can have tragic results. According to Centers for Disease Control number from 2010, just over 36,000 people in the U.S. kill themselves each year. And though we might focus on teens, those of other ages are also at risk, men more than women.

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The risk of committing suicide for adults who drank from two to four cups of caffeinated coffee a day was about half that of people who drank decaf or very little or no coffee at all. Even with the findings, no one is calling for depressed adults to up their caffeine intake, because most people adjust their caffeine intake to an optimal amount for them. Adding more would make unpleasant side effects more likely.

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The current work does not establish cause and effect. Also they didn’t see any difference in risk between coffee drinkers who drank two to three cups and those who had four (or more) cups of coffee each day. This may be due to the small number of subjects who committed suicide.

In an earlier coffee and depression study that appears in JAMA Internal Medicine there was a maximal effect for subjects who drank four (or more) cups of coffee a day.

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If you, or someone you love, is talking about ending their life, please pay attention. Help is out there, waiting. Please know that suicide is never your only option.

To your good health,

The Benefits Of Playing A Musical Instrument At Any Age

Having the ability to play an instrument is a great gift; it also appears to improve your cognitive health in your later years, even if you’ve stopped playing according to a study in the journal Neuropsychology. We know music relieves stress and everyone recognizes that stress is terrible for both your physical and mental health. Beyond this, there’s plenty of science that supports the idea of music being good for you and there’s increasing interest among the medical community in keeping the brain as healthy and strong as the body.

The latest research in the area of music and the brain was conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center and included 70 healthy (with similar fitness/education levels, and free of Alzheimer’s disease) adults who’d been recruited to participate. The subjects were from 60 to 83 years old and were broken into groups based on levels of musical experience from no musical training, one to nine years of music lessons, or at last 10 years studying a musical instrument.

Over half the subjects who had studied music were piano players, another quarter played woodwind instruments and the final quarter played string instruments, percussion or brass. The subjects were given a few cognitive tests, and not surprisingly, the musicians of the group performed better on these tests than those who had never studied or didn’t know how to read music.

When compared to the non-musicians of the study, those who had lots (10 years) of musical training had far higher scores on the cognitive testing. The benefits of musical training were still evident even in those who had stopped playing.

Intriguing that the brain function the team was measuring tends to go down with age.

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It may be that musical ability or learning stays with you and acts as a challenging mental activity that makes your brain sharper, more able to deal with the changes of aging. Learning an instrument takes years of study and practice, and might just create alternative connections in the brain that help to make up for cognitive declines that happen naturally as we get older.

But if you’re older, you can still get a number of health benefits from starting an instrument. Making music can lower your blood pressure, slow your heart rate, ease stress as well as anxiety and depression. There’s also more evidence than before that making music helps the immune response of the body.

As we’ve mentioned here recently, music has been used by therapists to help patients with dementia feel better. Music is familiar, evoking comfortable, happier memories. Music also has a close relationship with our unconscious emotions. It’s engaging and emotionally powerful and can have strong effects on the way we think, how we feel and even our physiology.

What’s great is that anyone, of any age or ability, can make music and get the benefit. You don’t have to be good or be a kid to take lessons. Musical study makes your brain work and this may be just the thing to help address the challenges of aging.

Financial Issues And Mental Health Problems

Probably not all that surprising, but new research from the University of Southampton published online at the Clinical Psychology Review has found that those in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health issue than those who are not in debt. Today debt levels are increasing because of the economy and uncertainty, leaving the average US household owing just over $7,000 on credit cards, the third largest source of indebtedness behind the mortgage and student loans.

A regular income is key when it comes to handling debt… without it you can’t begin to make any kind of steady payments. You also need to have a good handle on what you owe, and to whom, so if you’re not sure, make that list now. The information it provides will give you a realistic picture of where you stand that might not be as dire as the one in your imaginings. Credit counselors (not for profit, such as the National Foundation for Credit Counseling or the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies) can help you understand where you are, and assist you in taking advantage of any legitimate assistance that is out there for you.

To examine the issue of being in debt and mood, a team from the University of Southampton, along with a colleague from Kingston University, conducted a systemic review of all earlier work that examined the relationship between health problems and unsecured debt. This project is the first meta analysis that’s been done on this topic and the process included a total of almost 34,000 subjects.

The results found that those in debt were more than three times as likely to have a problem with their mental health than those who were not in debt. No surprise really… the weight of knowing you are responsible for an impossibly large sum is heavy and hard to manage. Under 9% of the subjects with no mental health issues were in debt, compared to over 25% of subjects being in debt and also having a recognized mental health issue.

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Financial Issues And Mental Health Problems Continued…

More work needs to be done to see just how debt brings on poor mental health so that interventions can be created to prevent this from happening to those in financial trouble.

It makes sense that those in debt were more likely to suffer from depression, drug dependence and even psychosis; they were trying to cope with the constant stress. The study results also suggest that those who die by suicide are more apt to be in debt as well. Of course, at this stage, it’s hard to say which causes which – money issues cause mental health problems or mental health issues leave you more susceptible to money woes.

If you’re struggling with debt, know first that you’re not alone. There are many who are also feeling your financial pain and there are steps you can take to help yourself. You need to understand your own situation as clearly as you can and take small, manageable steps to take you where you want to go… to being debt free. Once you do this you’ll enjoy that amazing feeling of paying your living expenses and having the rest of your income to spend as you wish.

To your good health,

New Research Finding New Clue On Cause Of Migraine

Migraine sufferers, this is important news for you. New research appearing in Neurology finds that obesity is linked to migraines of any frequency. Episodic migraines, those that happen less than 15 days a month, are an issue for a surprising 10-15% of the general population. This type of headache has warning signs, sensitivity to light (fluorescent) and sound, tunnel vision or perhaps blind spots and then a pulsating pain (often on one side) like nothing else, which often brings on nausea and a suffering like you’ve never imagined.

This most recent research on migraine included over 3,700 adult subjects and found that obese participants were 81% more apt to have episodic migraines as compared to subjects at a healthy weight. As the BMI moved from normal to overweight and then to obese, the rate of headaches went up as well. The research team also saw that the link between episodic migraines was strongest for those under 50 years old, although why this might be remains a mystery.

Here’s the thing. The more frequent your migraines, the greater the risk of going from an episodic to a more chronic headache pattern according to study lead author B. Lee Peterlin, DO who is director of headache research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As if the added headaches weren’t bad enough, more frequent headaches also harm the cells of the brain, not what you’re after as you get older.

It’s important for physicians to treat episodic migraines early on, before they fall into a more permanent pattern. Doctors should be aware of the types of medications they offer patients as treatment options that might also impact weight. Solving one problem but adding to another is not what is needed here. Rather an approach that treats migraine suffering and also addresses any existing weight issues in the patient may well be highly successful.

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New Research Finding New Clue On Cause Of Migraine Continued…

Experts know a bit more about the impact of dropping some weight on headaches. There is research that finds aerobic exercise 3 days a week is linked to a drop in headache frequency. That’s good news, as exercise has so many incredible benefits to you – the hard part is getting people to do the workouts, and stick with them long enough to start feeling (and looking) better.

Researchers believe that the frequency, and severity, of your migraines contribute to just how much cell death is happening in the brain. There is still more work to be done before experts understand just what’s going on in the brain during these vicious headaches. The good news is that migraine induced brain volume losses appear to be reversible under treatment.

If you have headaches you think are migraines, but you’re not sure, look at lists of symptoms and see how many describe your experience. Keeping a headache journal is also tremendously helpful, write down when you feel a headache coming, what you ate, anything about the environment, and for women, whe

Are You Dependent Of Your Smartphone?

Amazing numbers… the average smartphone user checks their phone 35 times each day, for almost 30 second at a time… pretty incredible for a device we didn’t have even twenty years ago. Smartphones have rapidly become an essential most of us find it hard to do without. But why is that? And should we be worried that we’re all so suddenly, so completely hooked on this technology? The expert answer is that you should only be concerned if the use of your smartphone is disrupting work or home life.

Trouble is, these disruptions don’t have to be big. Ignoring a friend over lunch while you post to Facebook. Checking email regularly, or scrolling through Twitter or Tumblr instead of having real, in person contact and conversation with others or just some downtime, with your own thoughts may be a serious problem. Some experts are sounding the alarm, holding off calling our preoccupation with smartphones an “addiction”, suggesting it may be considered more of a “dysfunction” instead.

A 2011 study that appeared in the journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing found that people aren’t so much addicted to smartphones as they are hooked on the checking habits that come with the phone. So because you can check in to Facebook, update Twitter and the like, you do. In fact, there are some triggers in the environment (being bored, listening to a lecture) that actually encourage the checking habits.

This isn’t anything like the way the laptop changed our world. Smartphones are small and easily carried, simple to use with plenty of free (or low cost) apps, and are always connected. You keep your smartphone near you and the device gives an almost continuous stream of content and alerts as well as quick, easy access to any number of compelling sources of information. It’s designed to foster constant interruptions and distractions from other things. What all this is doing to our attention span is anyone’s guess.

Smartphones do make it hard to maintain attention, to contemplate or reflect or even be alone with our own thoughts according to author Nicholas Carr, who does not have a smartphone. His research demonstrated that people have a deep, primitive need to know everything that’s going on around us. Early on in our evolution this was a reliable defense, but in modern times it may be working against us.

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Are You Dependent Of Your Smartphone? Continued…

If you’re concerned about your own, or someone else’s, use of smartphones, here are some ways to manage things.

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Be aware of the situations and emotions that make you reach for the phone. Bored?
Lonely? Anxious? Try to find other coping mechanisms instead.

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Don’t always answer the alert sound, in fact, put all the sounds on silent so
you won’t even hear them or be tempted. You might also try to limit your checking
in to once every 15-minutes.

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Use the connectivity features only when absolutely necessary (phone number/address)
and stop with the internet browser and social media checks on the phone.

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Don’t use your device while driving, in a meeting or at after a time of day you
set, such as after 9:00 at night.

Research with participants at The Boston Group found that taking predictable time off from the smartphone brought increased efficiency and collaboration, helped feelings of job satisfaction and gave a sense of better work/life balance. It might well be the same for you.

To your good health,