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Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

Conquering Demand Avoidance

Conquering Demand Avoidance: PANS/PANDAS Parent Survival Guide

When it comes to pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders, two conditions that often are unknown to parents and clinicians alike, are Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). In my clinical experience, I often parents and providers don’t learn about these conditions until they

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How to Recognize and Treat Neuroinflammation

How to Recognize and Treat Neuroinflammation

Not every mental health issue is related to genetics… brain inflammation is the most common source of mental health and behavioral issues that I see in my Ridgefield, CT clinic.  Most parents are surprised to learn that neuroinflammation affects the mental and physical health of many children and teens. If your child is experiencing brain

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Stress Podcast Episodes

Top Stress Management Podcasts for Parents

Stress and anxiety have become an unwelcome companion for many individuals. Stress for children and adults is at unprecedented levels, affecting the mental and emotional well-being of millions of people.  In a world filled with countless stressors, finding ways to alleviate that pressure and make things more manageable is essential. Stress management is crucial for

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How Low Demand Parenting Helps Raise Independent Children

How Low Demand Parenting Helps Raise Independent Children

Low demand parenting might sound counterintuitive to some. After all, isn’t parenting all about setting boundaries, enforcing rules, and guiding our children?  Yes, but it’s also about fostering independence, self-reliance, and resilience in our children. Enter low-demand parenting – a concept that might revolutionize how you approach raising your kids. What is Low Demand Parenting?

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Low-Dose Immunotherapy for Neuroinflammation

Unlocking the Secrets of Low-Dose Immunotherapy for Neuroinflammation

Low-dose immunotherapy (LDI) is a promising approach for tackling neuroinflammation, especially in children battling Lyme disease. In my recent podcast, which featured leading experts in integrative medicine, Dr. Darin Ingels highlighted the revolutionary impact of LDI on neuroinflammatory conditions like Lyme disease.  He emphasized the importance of personalized treatment approaches tailored to each patient’s unique

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Homeopathy for Lyme

Homeopathy for Lyme: Harnessing Natural Remedies for Healing

Dealing with Lyme disease or PANS/PANDAS when traditional treatments are not providing relief can be difficult. Homeopathy offers a gentle yet powerful avenue for those exploring alternative approaches for managing the symptoms and supporting the body’s healing process.   Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It’s transmitted to humans through

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Downside of ADHD Drugs

ADHD Drugs: What is the Downside of ADHD Drugs?

While it may seem that medication can significantly aid in managing ADHD symptoms, it’s crucial to understand potential drawbacks or side effects. Most of my patients try medication because it is the only option presented and by the time they get to me in my clinic, they recognize that it isn’t really helping behavior.  When

Read More »
Low Dose Naproxen Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANSPANDAS

Low Dose Naproxen: Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

As a parent of two neurodivergent kids myself and one child with PANS, witnessing your child struggle with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) can be incredibly distressing.  These conditions are characterized by sudden-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, anxiety, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms following a streptococcal

Read More »
Conquering Demand Avoidance

Conquering Demand Avoidance: PANS/PANDAS Parent Survival Guide

When it comes to pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders, two conditions that often are unknown to parents and clinicians alike, are Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). In my clinical experience, I often parents and providers don’t learn

Read More »
How to Recognize and Treat Neuroinflammation

How to Recognize and Treat Neuroinflammation

Not every mental health issue is related to genetics… brain inflammation is the most common source of mental health and behavioral issues that I see in my Ridgefield, CT clinic.  Most parents are surprised to learn that neuroinflammation affects the mental and physical health of many children and teens. If

Read More »
Stress Podcast Episodes

Top Stress Management Podcasts for Parents

Stress and anxiety have become an unwelcome companion for many individuals. Stress for children and adults is at unprecedented levels, affecting the mental and emotional well-being of millions of people.  In a world filled with countless stressors, finding ways to alleviate that pressure and make things more manageable is essential.

Read More »
How Low Demand Parenting Helps Raise Independent Children

How Low Demand Parenting Helps Raise Independent Children

Low demand parenting might sound counterintuitive to some. After all, isn’t parenting all about setting boundaries, enforcing rules, and guiding our children?  Yes, but it’s also about fostering independence, self-reliance, and resilience in our children. Enter low-demand parenting – a concept that might revolutionize how you approach raising your kids.

Read More »
Low-Dose Immunotherapy for Neuroinflammation

Unlocking the Secrets of Low-Dose Immunotherapy for Neuroinflammation

Low-dose immunotherapy (LDI) is a promising approach for tackling neuroinflammation, especially in children battling Lyme disease. In my recent podcast, which featured leading experts in integrative medicine, Dr. Darin Ingels highlighted the revolutionary impact of LDI on neuroinflammatory conditions like Lyme disease.  He emphasized the importance of personalized treatment approaches

Read More »
Homeopathy for Lyme

Homeopathy for Lyme: Harnessing Natural Remedies for Healing

Dealing with Lyme disease or PANS/PANDAS when traditional treatments are not providing relief can be difficult. Homeopathy offers a gentle yet powerful avenue for those exploring alternative approaches for managing the symptoms and supporting the body’s healing process.   Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.

Read More »
Downside of ADHD Drugs

ADHD Drugs: What is the Downside of ADHD Drugs?

While it may seem that medication can significantly aid in managing ADHD symptoms, it’s crucial to understand potential drawbacks or side effects. Most of my patients try medication because it is the only option presented and by the time they get to me in my clinic, they recognize that it

Read More »
Low Dose Naproxen Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANSPANDAS

Low Dose Naproxen: Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

As a parent of two neurodivergent kids myself and one child with PANS, witnessing your child struggle with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) can be incredibly distressing.  These conditions are characterized by sudden-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, anxiety, and other

Read More »
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