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So people with ADHD like high impact workouts more. This is correlation not causation. What a waste of money. You’d have to change participants exercise habits and track changes in memory if you want to do an accurate study.
Just like anything else, it’s fine with moderation. They’ll print anything nowadays.
Observation from decades as a gymrat this study may have confounded correlation with causation in several areas. Often those who exercise excessively are “driven” people with mental issues no matter how successful. Depression may not be caused by the exercise level. We’re prior assessments of mental states done?
I have a theory as to why those with either depression or anxiety scored better on the spatial and associative memory tests.
I was dealing with depression and anxiety during a bout in high school and I aced a test. Got the highest score. People who are anxious and depressed are often extremely introspective and heavily in their head, overthinking and analyzing and replaying bad memories for example.
I felt I was able to kind of get into the head of the people who wrote the test, and saw through the trick questions. So that’s my theory, might be a part of it.
Ex-CIA officer Andrew Bustamante says the CIA looks to recruit paranoid, anxious people, who are able to control it. Makes sense if you’re a spy in enemy territory for instance, right?
Also, highly intuitive and creative people tend to naturally suffer more from anxiety. You are not alone. Myers-Briggs, which Andrew says the CIA uses, and many of the top Fortune 500 companies, shows that certain people, highly creative and intuitive types, tend to have higher rates of anxiety. Their brains are perhaps so filled with creative ideas and different thoughts and so on, perhaps misdiagnosed as having ADHD, when they’re perhaps perfectly normal and natural the way they are.
Bo Burnham is a highly creative individual who suffers from anxiety, and even made a movie about it called Eighth Grade. Hopefully more research in the future will help improve the mental health and performance and lives of many.
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