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AuDHD Meaning and How to Cope With Its Challenges

AuDHD Meaning and How to Cope With Its Challenges

AuDHD stands for Autism and ADHD. The use of the term indicates someone has comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are no official diagnostic criteria for it under the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders yet, but the term is commonly used by the Autistic and ADHD communities to describe

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Harm OCD Symptoms Unmasked Key to Unlock Coping Strategies

Harm OCD Symptoms Unmasked: Key to Unlock Coping Strategies

There is actually a form of OCD that causes one to have unwanted violent thoughts toward oneself or others and this can be especially frightening for a child and their parents. Harm OCD is a subtype of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that revolves around the distressing intrusive thoughts of causing harm to oneself or others. These

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Responsibility OCD and Its Exaggerated Concerns

Responsibility OCD and Its Exaggerated Concerns

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition that manifests in various forms, and one such subtype is called Responsibility OCD. Let’s explore the distinctive features of this subtype of OCD, its impact on daily life, and the available treatment options for those affected by this disorder. Responsibility OCD is characterized by intense anxiety

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Natural Supplements for Anxious Teens

Natural Supplements for Anxious Teens

The teenage years are scary enough without experiencing anxiety too. There is so much growth in so little time and so much academic pressure today. Sometimes, your kid is not just ready for all they have on their plate.  Some young children mature faster than others, resulting in confusion for parents in terms of how

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NVLD vs. Autism Decoding Neurodevelopmental Differences

NVLD vs. Autism: Decoding Neurodevelopmental Differences

Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are two different disorders, although they may use similar therapies as forms of treatment. ASD involves a range of symptoms that often overlap with the signs of other neurodevelopmental and learning disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Although NVLD doesn’t have an official clinical diagnosis in

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Test for OCD A Guide to OCD Assessment and Diagnosis

Test for OCD: A Guide to OCD Assessment and Diagnosis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. To provide effective treatment for OCD, it is crucial to begin with a thorough and accurate diagnosis. But how do you test for OCD? Parents should know the various tests and assessment methods for OCD. Learning it from professional

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Just Right OCD Finding Balance in a Perfect Storm

Just Right OCD: Finding Balance in a Perfect Storm

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is when your child’s brain gets stuck on the repeat button, obsessively replaying certain thoughts and behaviors. There are different subtypes of OCD, and Just Right OCD is another subtype or specific manifestation, where one can’t tolerate feelings of imperfection. In people with Just Right OCD, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors

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Best Supplements to Improve Motivation in Children

Best Supplements to Improve Motivation in Children

Motivation is the cognitive, biological, emotional, and social force that drives people to action. The source of motivation may be intrinsic, where motivation comes from within the person; or extrinsic, where it comes from outside sources. Motivation is a good thing regardless of where it comes from. However, the lack of it is a health

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OCD and the Vicious Cycle of Rumination

Stop Ruminating: OCD and the Vicious Cycle of Rumination

How does one stop ruminating in OCD? Understanding the dynamics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the intricacies of rumination is the first step in breaking the cycle. OCD is characterized by intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors, and within this context, rumination refers to the relentless cycle of repetitive negative thinking. Exploring the relationship between

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Is OCD Genetic

Is OCD Genetic? Decoding the Inherited Factors

Learning about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) also involves unraveling the connection between genetic factors and the development of this mental health condition. So, is OCD genetic? Let’s discuss that and the onset of OCD. Genetics, often deemed as the hand we’re dealt with at birth, contributes  to the development of OCD. Beyond the surface of

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AuDHD Meaning and How to Cope With Its Challenges

AuDHD Meaning and How to Cope With Its Challenges

AuDHD stands for Autism and ADHD. The use of the term indicates someone has comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are no official diagnostic criteria for it under the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders yet, but the term is commonly used by the Autistic

Read More »
Harm OCD Symptoms Unmasked Key to Unlock Coping Strategies

Harm OCD Symptoms Unmasked: Key to Unlock Coping Strategies

There is actually a form of OCD that causes one to have unwanted violent thoughts toward oneself or others and this can be especially frightening for a child and their parents. Harm OCD is a subtype of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that revolves around the distressing intrusive thoughts of causing harm

Read More »
Responsibility OCD and Its Exaggerated Concerns

Responsibility OCD and Its Exaggerated Concerns

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition that manifests in various forms, and one such subtype is called Responsibility OCD. Let’s explore the distinctive features of this subtype of OCD, its impact on daily life, and the available treatment options for those affected by this disorder. Responsibility OCD

Read More »
Natural Supplements for Anxious Teens

Natural Supplements for Anxious Teens

The teenage years are scary enough without experiencing anxiety too. There is so much growth in so little time and so much academic pressure today. Sometimes, your kid is not just ready for all they have on their plate.  Some young children mature faster than others, resulting in confusion for

Read More »
NVLD vs. Autism Decoding Neurodevelopmental Differences

NVLD vs. Autism: Decoding Neurodevelopmental Differences

Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are two different disorders, although they may use similar therapies as forms of treatment. ASD involves a range of symptoms that often overlap with the signs of other neurodevelopmental and learning disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Although NVLD doesn’t have

Read More »
Test for OCD A Guide to OCD Assessment and Diagnosis

Test for OCD: A Guide to OCD Assessment and Diagnosis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. To provide effective treatment for OCD, it is crucial to begin with a thorough and accurate diagnosis. But how do you test for OCD? Parents should know the various tests and assessment methods for

Read More »
Just Right OCD Finding Balance in a Perfect Storm

Just Right OCD: Finding Balance in a Perfect Storm

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is when your child’s brain gets stuck on the repeat button, obsessively replaying certain thoughts and behaviors. There are different subtypes of OCD, and Just Right OCD is another subtype or specific manifestation, where one can’t tolerate feelings of imperfection. In people with Just Right OCD,

Read More »
Best Supplements to Improve Motivation in Children

Best Supplements to Improve Motivation in Children

Motivation is the cognitive, biological, emotional, and social force that drives people to action. The source of motivation may be intrinsic, where motivation comes from within the person; or extrinsic, where it comes from outside sources. Motivation is a good thing regardless of where it comes from. However, the lack

Read More »
OCD and the Vicious Cycle of Rumination

Stop Ruminating: OCD and the Vicious Cycle of Rumination

How does one stop ruminating in OCD? Understanding the dynamics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the intricacies of rumination is the first step in breaking the cycle. OCD is characterized by intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors, and within this context, rumination refers to the relentless cycle of repetitive negative

Read More »
Is OCD Genetic

Is OCD Genetic? Decoding the Inherited Factors

Learning about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) also involves unraveling the connection between genetic factors and the development of this mental health condition. So, is OCD genetic? Let’s discuss that and the onset of OCD. Genetics, often deemed as the hand we’re dealt with at birth, contributes  to the development of

Read More »
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