“Ruff” Times-What Research Says About Animal -Assisted Therapy

Published on October 23, 2016

“Ruff” Times What Research Says About Animal -Assisted Therapy There is a growing body of…

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What is Important About the ADHD Diagnosis and What Can Be Done About It

Published on May 2, 2016

Through therapy, when working with a child and his/ her family, the goal is to identify in what areas ADHD behaviors are affecting the child, to see if his/ her needs are being met, and work with the child and family to best deal with the reality of these behaviors.

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The Connection between ADHD and Anxiety Disorders or Depression

Published on April 20, 2016

Several theories exist to explain the higher incidence of anxiety disorders or depression among individuals with ADHD. One theory presumes that because the same neurobiological systems that control attention also control mood, it is reasonable to assume that the neurological causes of ADHD also cause anxiety disorders or depression. Another theory posits that anxiety disorders or depression are an outcome of living with ADHD, especially if attention difficulties have gone undiagnosed or untreated for many years, often leading to chronic feelings of failure, frustration, disappointment and being overwhelmed.

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Adult ADHD

Published on April 20, 2016

Success for adults with ADHD often stems from identifying and building on their strengths, while not over-focusing on their weaknesses. Discovering one particular talent or specialized area of accomplishment is critical for adults (and children) with ADHD. The earlier in life that individuals with ADHD identify their strengths, the greater the likelihood that they will succeed as adults in their chosen academic or occupational fields of interest.

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