Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

ADHD Medications

ADHD Medications: Are the Side Effects of Stimulant Drugs Worth It?

It’s crucial to clarify the distinction between ADHD and ADD medication and use of the acronym. In the past, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was commonly used to describe individuals primarily experiencing inattention without hyperactivity. However, diagnostic terminology has evolved, and ADHD now covers various presentations, including inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined types.  Consequently, ADD is considered

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How to Shut Your Brain Off Anxiety

How to Shut Your Brain Off Anxiety: Managing a Racing Mind

Living with anxiety can be challenging, and for those dealing with anxiety disorders, the constant barrage of anxious thoughts can make daily life feel overwhelming. Managing anxiety is crucial for both mental and physical well-being. I’ve written hundreds of articles on anxiety and talked about it in many media interviews. Working with children and teens

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Overprescription of ADHD Medication

Overprescription of ADHD Medication: Are Stimulants for Kids?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a topic of much worry in today’s busy world. As more and more people are diagnosed with ADHD and are prescribed medication, it has become clear that managing this condition involves more than just taking pills. As a neurodevelopmental disorder, ADHD is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and

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Neurodivergent umbrella

The Neurodivergent Umbrella: A Guide to Understanding and Supporting Neurodiversity

The Neurodivergent Umbrella: A Guide to Understanding and Supporting Neurodiversity Neurodivergence covers a broad spectrum of neurological variations that impact how individuals process information and interact with the world. These differences can manifest in various ways, including learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and other cognitive variances. Table of Contents Chapter 1: What is Neurodiversity? Chapter

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Can a Neurodivergent Test Unlock the Brain?

The dialogue on neurodiversity has blossomed in recent times, fostering greater awareness and embracing the spectrum of neurological variations. At the heart of this evolving conversation lie neurodivergent assessments, instrumental in pinpointing and comprehending the myriad of neurodivergent characteristics and conditions. Drawing from my extensive experience as a Board Certified Neurofeedback Provider and Certified School

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Blog Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

If you have a child with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), then you can call yourself a warrior facing this battle affecting your whole family. But amidst the challenges, there are treatments that can help.  Plasmapheresis treatment is used when tick-borne illness is part of the PANS puzzle.  What is Plasmapheresis? Plasmapheresis, often called plasma

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Blog Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANSPANDAS

Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANS/PANDAS

For some parents, the use of antibiotics might seem daunting, especially when it comes to treating conditions like Lyme disease, strep throat, and PANS/PANDAS. Over the years, I’ve witnessed the challenges parents face when their little ones battle these conditions. Allow me to help clarify how antibiotics fit into the Lyme treatment puzzle.  Differentiating Lyme

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Blog Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

If you’re a parent navigating the complex landscape of Lyme disease and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), you’ve likely encountered a myriad of treatment options, each promising relief but often leaving you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain.  I know the struggle because I have been helping parents of children with Lyme disease and PANS and PANDAS

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Mold Toxicity Treatment: The Mold and PANS/PANDAS Connection

PANDS/PANDAS is a topic close to my heart as my family has gone through its challenges ourselves. But here’s one thing every parent should know for their child’s health and well-being: mold toxicity is connected to PANS/PANDAS symptoms.  You’ve probably heard about mold and its pesky presence in homes and how it causes all sorts

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ADHD Medications

ADHD Medications: Are the Side Effects of Stimulant Drugs Worth It?

It’s crucial to clarify the distinction between ADHD and ADD medication and use of the acronym. In the past, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was commonly used to describe individuals primarily experiencing inattention without hyperactivity. However, diagnostic terminology has evolved, and ADHD now covers various presentations, including inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined

Read More »
How to Shut Your Brain Off Anxiety

How to Shut Your Brain Off Anxiety: Managing a Racing Mind

Living with anxiety can be challenging, and for those dealing with anxiety disorders, the constant barrage of anxious thoughts can make daily life feel overwhelming. Managing anxiety is crucial for both mental and physical well-being. I’ve written hundreds of articles on anxiety and talked about it in many media interviews.

Read More »
Overprescription of ADHD Medication

Overprescription of ADHD Medication: Are Stimulants for Kids?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a topic of much worry in today’s busy world. As more and more people are diagnosed with ADHD and are prescribed medication, it has become clear that managing this condition involves more than just taking pills. As a neurodevelopmental disorder, ADHD is characterized by

Read More »
Blog Can a Neurodivergent Test Unlock the Brain (1)

Can a Neurodivergent Test Unlock the Brain?

The dialogue on neurodiversity has blossomed in recent times, fostering greater awareness and embracing the spectrum of neurological variations. At the heart of this evolving conversation lie neurodivergent assessments, instrumental in pinpointing and comprehending the myriad of neurodivergent characteristics and conditions. Drawing from my extensive experience as a Board Certified

Read More »
Blog Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

If you have a child with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), then you can call yourself a warrior facing this battle affecting your whole family. But amidst the challenges, there are treatments that can help.  Plasmapheresis treatment is used when tick-borne illness is part of the PANS puzzle.  What is

Read More »
Blog Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANSPANDAS

Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANS/PANDAS

For some parents, the use of antibiotics might seem daunting, especially when it comes to treating conditions like Lyme disease, strep throat, and PANS/PANDAS. Over the years, I’ve witnessed the challenges parents face when their little ones battle these conditions. Allow me to help clarify how antibiotics fit into the

Read More »
Blog Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

If you’re a parent navigating the complex landscape of Lyme disease and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), you’ve likely encountered a myriad of treatment options, each promising relief but often leaving you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain.  I know the struggle because I have been helping parents of children with Lyme

Read More »
BLOG Mold Toxicity Treatment The Mold and PANSPANDAS Connection (1) (1)

Mold Toxicity Treatment: The Mold and PANS/PANDAS Connection

PANDS/PANDAS is a topic close to my heart as my family has gone through its challenges ourselves. But here’s one thing every parent should know for their child’s health and well-being: mold toxicity is connected to PANS/PANDAS symptoms.  You’ve probably heard about mold and its pesky presence in homes and

Read More »
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