Depression/Mood/Behavior

2024-05-03_10-13-55

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder vs ODD: Key Differences

Having a child with emotional and behavioral challenges can be exhausting and bewildering. You may see a hair trigger temper over seemingly nothing or “big” emotional reactions. It’s common for parents to hear terms like Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) thrown around, but these concepts leave them with more questions than answers. For those parents

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Blog What Percentage of People are Neurodivergent

What Percentage of People are Neurodivergent?

As a leading expert in the field of mental health, I am often asked about the prevalence of neurodivergent individuals in our society. Neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes and celebrates the natural variation in human neurological development. It covers a wide range of brain variations such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and etc., which is what I have increasingly seen

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Blog Neurodivergent Therapies A Journey to Self-Regulation

Neurodivergent Therapies: A Journey to Self-Regulation

As a holistic psychologist and neurodivergent therapist, I’ve dedicated my life’s work to understanding and championing the unique needs of neurodivergent individuals. That’s why I studied and mastered a world of therapies tailored specifically for those with diverse neurological profiles.  Neurodiversity is a beautiful weave of human experience. It covers conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. Neurodivergent traits

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Blog Is Depression Neurodivergent

Is Depression Neurodivergent? Debunking Misconceptions

Depression and mood disorders are common in children and adults. In this pandemic world, I have seen an uptick in mood and anxiety-related conditions due to lingering effects of social isolation in my Ridgefield, CT clinic.  Moreover, there is also a rise in neurodivergence. Many parents are asking if depression is neurodivergent. It’s time to debunk myths and provide clarity

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Blog Embracing Your Child’s Neurodiversity Strengths From Within

Embracing Your Child’s Neurodiversity Strengths From Within

When we think of neurodivergence, we think of a list of clinical conditions that might interfere with learning, attention and social functioning. On the flip side, these conditions come with many strengths too.  What is Neurodivergence?  Neurodiversity covers a spectrum of neurological differences, including but not limited to autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. But rather than viewing these variances as

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Blog Neurodivergence and Trauma Nurturing Resilience in Unique Minds

Neurodivergence and Trauma: Nurture Resilience in Unique Minds

For parents of children with mental health conditions, understanding the intersection of neurodivergence and trauma can be crucial in providing the best support and care for their loved ones.  Neurodivergence refers to natural variations in the brain’s structure and function that cause differences in thinking, feeling, and behavior. On the other hand, trauma constitutes a range of experiences that can

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Ways to Embrace the Different Types of Neurodivergence

In a world teeming with unique minds, the principle of neurodiversity offers a refreshing and inclusive perspective on the human condition. It posits that the myriad ways our brains operate are not just variations but are essential to the tapestry of human experience.  This view transforms our understanding of conditions like ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more, from perceived deficits to

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Blog Neurodivergent Celebrities and How They Navigate Neurodiversity

Neurodivergent Celebrities and How They Navigate Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity covers a range of neurological variations, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, and more. But rather than viewing these differences as deficits, the neurodiversity paradigm emphasizes that these variations are simply part of the natural diversity of human cognition and experience. Famous People Who Are Neurodivergent Many celebrities have played a crucial role in the neurodiversity

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Blog The Effects of Pathological Demand Avoidance in Children

The Effects of Pathological Demand Avoidance in Children

A child who seems allergic to the word “no” may not be simply defiant, but intensely, almost viscerally opposed to any perceived demand, instruction, or expectation from authority figures. The extreme avoidance of everyday demands is the essence of a condition called Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). As the core feature of Pathological Demand Avoidance in children includes resistance to an

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Blog 15 Ways to Build Pathological Demand Avoidance Relationships

15 Ways to Manage Pathological Demand Avoidance Relationships

Relationships are complex webs of emotions, communication, and understanding. It’s important to remember that when it comes to individuals with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), these dynamics can become even more complicated.  Pathological Demand Avoidance, also known as Extreme Demand Avoidance is a subtype of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that manifests in an intense resistance to the ordinary demands of life.

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2024-05-03_10-13-55

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder vs ODD: Key Differences

Having a child with emotional and behavioral challenges can be exhausting and bewildering. You may see a hair trigger temper over seemingly nothing or “big” emotional reactions. It’s common for parents to hear terms like Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) thrown around, but these concepts leave them with more questions than answers. For those parents

Read More »
Blog What Percentage of People are Neurodivergent

What Percentage of People are Neurodivergent?

As a leading expert in the field of mental health, I am often asked about the prevalence of neurodivergent individuals in our society. Neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes and celebrates the natural variation in human neurological development. It covers a wide range of brain variations such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and etc., which is what I have increasingly seen

Read More »
Blog Neurodivergent Therapies A Journey to Self-Regulation

Neurodivergent Therapies: A Journey to Self-Regulation

As a holistic psychologist and neurodivergent therapist, I’ve dedicated my life’s work to understanding and championing the unique needs of neurodivergent individuals. That’s why I studied and mastered a world of therapies tailored specifically for those with diverse neurological profiles.  Neurodiversity is a beautiful weave of human experience. It covers conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. Neurodivergent traits

Read More »
Blog Is Depression Neurodivergent

Is Depression Neurodivergent? Debunking Misconceptions

Depression and mood disorders are common in children and adults. In this pandemic world, I have seen an uptick in mood and anxiety-related conditions due to lingering effects of social isolation in my Ridgefield, CT clinic.  Moreover, there is also a rise in neurodivergence. Many parents are asking if depression is neurodivergent. It’s time to debunk myths and provide clarity

Read More »
Blog Embracing Your Child’s Neurodiversity Strengths From Within

Embracing Your Child’s Neurodiversity Strengths From Within

When we think of neurodivergence, we think of a list of clinical conditions that might interfere with learning, attention and social functioning. On the flip side, these conditions come with many strengths too.  What is Neurodivergence?  Neurodiversity covers a spectrum of neurological differences, including but not limited to autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. But rather than viewing these variances as

Read More »
Blog Neurodivergence and Trauma Nurturing Resilience in Unique Minds

Neurodivergence and Trauma: Nurture Resilience in Unique Minds

For parents of children with mental health conditions, understanding the intersection of neurodivergence and trauma can be crucial in providing the best support and care for their loved ones.  Neurodivergence refers to natural variations in the brain’s structure and function that cause differences in thinking, feeling, and behavior. On the other hand, trauma constitutes a range of experiences that can

Read More »
Featured images for blog posts - check per page blog title

Ways to Embrace the Different Types of Neurodivergence

In a world teeming with unique minds, the principle of neurodiversity offers a refreshing and inclusive perspective on the human condition. It posits that the myriad ways our brains operate are not just variations but are essential to the tapestry of human experience.  This view transforms our understanding of conditions like ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more, from perceived deficits to

Read More »
Blog Neurodivergent Celebrities and How They Navigate Neurodiversity

Neurodivergent Celebrities and How They Navigate Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity covers a range of neurological variations, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, and more. But rather than viewing these differences as deficits, the neurodiversity paradigm emphasizes that these variations are simply part of the natural diversity of human cognition and experience. Famous People Who Are Neurodivergent Many celebrities have played a crucial role in the neurodiversity

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Blog The Effects of Pathological Demand Avoidance in Children

The Effects of Pathological Demand Avoidance in Children

A child who seems allergic to the word “no” may not be simply defiant, but intensely, almost viscerally opposed to any perceived demand, instruction, or expectation from authority figures. The extreme avoidance of everyday demands is the essence of a condition called Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). As the core feature of Pathological Demand Avoidance in children includes resistance to an

Read More »
Blog 15 Ways to Build Pathological Demand Avoidance Relationships

15 Ways to Manage Pathological Demand Avoidance Relationships

Relationships are complex webs of emotions, communication, and understanding. It’s important to remember that when it comes to individuals with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), these dynamics can become even more complicated.  Pathological Demand Avoidance, also known as Extreme Demand Avoidance is a subtype of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that manifests in an intense resistance to the ordinary demands of life.

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