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Blog Update Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

PANS/PANDAS is a relatively new diagnosis. It’s encouraging to see more mental health providers promoting PANDAS / PANS advocacy and support alongside increased education for parents. Surprisingly, some pediatricians don’t even know much about its symptoms.  This makes it hard for parents to get the help they need to heal – making it even more

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Blog How Addicitive is Adderall

How Addictive is Adderall in Teens and Children?

How addictive is Adderall? That is a question on the mind of most parents when they face the choice to put their child on stimulant medication. It is important for parents to understand the research and potential side effects.  A study done by Weyandt et al. (2018) shows that while Adderall may be an effective

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Best Anxiety Podcasts for Parents

Best Anxiety Podcasts for Parents

Do you want the best for your child? Of course, you do! Did you know that natural treatments can ease anxiety symptoms? Well, many science-backed solutions treat stress and anxiety.  Working in mental health for 30 years using natural treatments to help children with attentional, behavioral, and emotional issues allowed me to help thousands of

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Task Initiation

Task Initiation Mastery: Empowering Your Child’s Productivity

Task initiation is the cornerstone of productivity, yet many children, especially those with conditions like ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and depression, struggle with this fundamental skill. They need help starting homework, chores, or extracurricular activities.  Complex initiation tasks can significantly impact a child’s academic performance, social interactions, and overall well-being.  Task initiation is defined as the

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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 types.  Consequently, ADD is considered

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How to Shut Off Your Racing Mind

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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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 Neurofeedback Provider and Certified School

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Blog Update Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

Top Podcasts for PANDAS PANS Advocacy and Support for Parents

PANS/PANDAS is a relatively new diagnosis. It’s encouraging to see more mental health providers promoting PANDAS / PANS advocacy and support alongside increased education for parents. Surprisingly, some pediatricians don’t even know much about its symptoms.  This makes it hard for parents to get the help they need to heal

Read More »
Blog How Addicitive is Adderall

How Addictive is Adderall in Teens and Children?

How addictive is Adderall? That is a question on the mind of most parents when they face the choice to put their child on stimulant medication. It is important for parents to understand the research and potential side effects.  A study done by Weyandt et al. (2018) shows that while

Read More »
Best Anxiety Podcasts for Parents

Best Anxiety Podcasts for Parents

Do you want the best for your child? Of course, you do! Did you know that natural treatments can ease anxiety symptoms? Well, many science-backed solutions treat stress and anxiety.  Working in mental health for 30 years using natural treatments to help children with attentional, behavioral, and emotional issues allowed

Read More »
Task Initiation

Task Initiation Mastery: Empowering Your Child’s Productivity

Task initiation is the cornerstone of productivity, yet many children, especially those with conditions like ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and depression, struggle with this fundamental skill. They need help starting homework, chores, or extracurricular activities.  Complex initiation tasks can significantly impact a child’s academic performance, social interactions, and overall well-being.  Task

Read More »
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 Off Your Racing Mind

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 »
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