Study finds a subgroup of patients diagnosed with ADHD who would benefit more from a diagnosis of maladaptive daydreaming.
Daydreaming and mind-wandering appear to occur when parts of the brain fall asleep while other areas remain awake.
Lisdexamfetamine, a drug known to stimulate brain activity, reduces symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo in adults with ADHD.
When people were presented with a list of scenarios that were meaningful or enjoyable, they enjoyed thinking 50% more than when they were instructed to think about whatever they wanted.
Researchers present a new theory about dreaming, suggesting dreams may be an accidental byproduct of our waking cognitive abilities.