How is ADHD Properly Diagnosed and Does it Present Itself More In Children Than Adults? - Part 2

Posted: August 23, 2018 16:05

ADHD or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a highly genetic brain-based disorder, characterized by inattentive and/or hyperactive-impulsive behaviors. ADHD is highly heritable with heritability probability…

The Facts About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What It Is, The Types and the Causes - Part 1

Posted: August 01, 2018 15:38

ADHD is a lifelong, highly genetic brain-based disorder that has to do with a persistent pattern of inattention hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development across time and settings.  It is caused by chemical or structural differences in the brain mostly as a result of genetics.

School Violence West Palm Beach

Posted: July 13, 2018 15:45

School violence is fast becoming a headline spread across the front page of every newspaper in America. We, as a country, are scrambling to stop this violence and more importantly, to understand why it is happening in the first place...

Parenting Behaviors That Help Children Succeed and Some That Hold Them Back

Posted: April 09, 2018 15:15
Topics: Parenting

Being a parent is the most difficult job one will ever have. The ways in which we parent and the behaviors we exhibit have a

The Pet Effect: The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of the Human Animal Bond

Posted: April 09, 2018 14:50
Topics: Pet Effect

Pets offer unconditional love and undying loyalty to their owners, but did you know that loving a pet can make you healthier? The Human Animal

10 Ways to Support a Loved One With a Mental Illness

Posted: February 16, 2018 16:23

Accepting a mental health diagnosis can be very difficult. Having a mental illness or having a loved one with a mental illness presents many challenges

Socrates' Link to Depression Relief

Posted: February 15, 2018 13:50
Topics: Socrates, Depression

shutterstock_208339804-cropped.jpgGreek Philosopher, Socrates taught his students to ask questions to find their own solutions rather than handing them the answer. In an article recently published in Behavior Research and Therapy (Braun, Strunk, Sasso, & Cooper, 2015), the authors suggest that the more therapists used Socratic questioning with their patients, the more relief patients felt from their depressive symptoms.  You might ask, “What? The more questions that my therapist asks me, the less depressed I will feel?”  This is exactly what Justin Braun, co-author and doctoral student in psychology at The Ohio State University suggests.  Braun states that Socratic questioning has been a core component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which emphasizes the important role of thinking in how people feel and what they do.

Discipline & Technology

Posted: February 15, 2018 13:50
Topics: Discipline, Technology

Recently, while I was driving to work, I noticed that I was feeling very melancholy. I wondered why and then I remembered that the previous evening had been somewhat tough. I took my 16-year-old daughter’s iPhone 5 away from her. She knew it was coming based on the consequences of a contract she had signed related to her failing grades. End of semester grades were posted last evening and when the time came she handed over her phone without argument.  But why was I feeling glum when I had done the right thing as a parent?


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