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ADHD

Tips for Dealing with Hyperactive Children

I often see parents of hyperactive children who say that they feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired from dealing with their child’s limitless energy. They are also frustrated that their child is doing poorly in school, has difficulty listening and following directions, and is often...
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Tips to Eliminate Screen Addiction

I hear it all the time: “My child is addicted to screens! What can I do to get them off?” It is important to establish electronic rules for children. Most parents, however, do not know how to set rules and boundaries to limit screen time...
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Healing the Traumatized Child

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet. New York: Knopf; 1924) Carl Jung said: “In every adult there lurks a child—an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed and calls for unceasing...
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ADHD

Understanding Hyperfocus in ADHD

A symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the inability to focus at a task for a long period of time. Being distracted is also another common symptom of ADHD, where the individual finds difficulty in maintaining attention to a specific task. However,...
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