Archive for January, 2016

Many girls’ ADHD misdiagnosed as depression, anxiety

January 28th, 2016 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For patients in Guilderland, Loudonville, Delmar, Colonie, and other Capital District areas: ADHD is not just for boys When we think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) we think of the boys — they’ve received the lion’s share of diagnoses and attention. But turns out we’re focusing mainly on characteristically boys’ symptoms, leaving a lot of girls [...]

Busting the low-fat myth: Cholesterol is good for you

January 21st, 2016 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For patients in Guilderland, Loudonville, Delmar, Colonie, and other Capital District areas: The brain needs cholesterol If you’re one of the many people with high cholesterol, you may have been prescribed statin drugs and told to eat a low-fat diet — the standard advice for decades. However, experts have now reviewed the research and found there is no [...]

Loneliness is bad for your health

January 16th, 2016 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For patients in Guilderland, Loudonville, Delmar, Colonie, and other Capital District areas: Socializing is part of your health plan Everyone feels lonely from time to time. Maybe you miss a party, move to a new city, or lack a close circle of friends. Ideally, loneliness is temporary, but when it becomes chronic, it can have far-reaching consequences for [...]

Is undiagnosed PTSD causing your chronic stress or fatigue?

January 6th, 2016 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For patients in Guilderland, Loudonville, Delmar, Colonie, and other Capital District areas: PTSD therapy may be part of your plan Are you chronically stressed out, chronically fatigued, or both? Are you careful about your diet and lifestyle but nothing works? You may want to consider whether post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) plays a role in your poor stress-handling ability. [...]