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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Complementary Medicine Uncategorized

Alternative Treatments for ADHD

I’ve covered why you should get your child evaluated for learning and behavior issues, who does the evaluations, and what the evaluation process involves in my previous posts. I’ve also covered specific diets and supplements. Today I want to talk about alternative treatments for ADHD. If parents aren’t ready to use medicines yet or if they want to […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Nutrition Uncategorized

Supplements for ADHD: Do Vitamins, Herbs, and Fatty Acids Work?

Parents often ask if they can treat their child’s ADHD without prescription medication. There are many alternative treatments in addition to prescription medications – some of which are more effective than others.  I will cover ADHD treatment with supplements today. Supplements for ADHD – general If you’re giving your kids supplements for any reason, be […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression

Special Diets for ADHD

Most of us have heard of the claims of cures for all sorts of ills, including behavioral problems (especially ADHD and autism) with simple dietary changes (with and without supplements). This post covers some diets for ADHD that have been recommended as treatments. Supplements will be covered tomorrow. Why talk about diets for ADHD? Fears of […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Uncategorized

Evaluation Process to Diagnose Learning & Behavioral Issues

I have talked about why kids should be evaluated if they have learning or behavioral issues and who is involved in this evaluation in the past few posts. Today I want to talk about what to expect during an evaluation. Not all kids need every test available. It depends on what their specific concerns are […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Uncategorized

Who’s Who In Learning & Behavior Evaluation & Management?

I tried to convey why it’s so important to get a proper diagnosis of learning and behavioral problems in my last blog, Labels – Why should my child be diagnosed? Today I’d like to explain what is done during the evaluation and who’s involved in testing and treatment. Primary care physicians are a great place […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Parenting Uncategorized

Labels – Why should my child be diagnosed?

This is the first in a series of posts about learning and behavior I will do over the next several weeks. Parents are often afraid of labels when it comes to getting an appropriate assessment of learning  or behavior issues. I see a lot of children with various behavioral and learning issues. Teachers and parents […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Parenting

Cherish the Gifts of ADHD

Ok, so I know most parents of children with ADHD will read this title and think I’m crazy. Gifts of ADHD? Really? Kids with ADHD have trouble with behavior, academics, and social skills. Adults with untreated ADHD fail to meet their own expectations, as shared by Jessica McCabe, and have problems at work and home. How […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Insurance

Generics for Concerta 2017

Concerta is a long acting methylphenidate used to treat ADHD successfully in many kids and adults. It has a unique time release system that makes it preferred over other medications and difficult to recreate. Sadly, there are once again companies that are trying to substitute for Concerta. Generics for Concerta may not be equivalent to […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Vaccines

Vaccines Don’t Have to Hurt As Much As Some Fear

Many kids are scared of shots. Some even fight parents and nurses when it’s time to get shots. The more they fight and worry, the worse it gets. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Increasing the fear In general there are some things that increase anxiety about shots or just make them seem […]