Cell Phones & Kids With ADHD

Management and overall well-being are crucial for children with ADHD. It is important to encourage them to participate in activities they enjoy, which can help them channel their energy in a positive way and improve their overall mental health. By engaging in activities they are passionate about, such as sports, art, or music, children with ADHD can find an outlet for their energy and focus their attention on something constructive. In addition to encouraging participation in enjoyable activities, it is also important to create a supportive and structured environment for children with ADHD. This can be achieved by establishing clear…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?Seasonal affective disorder* is a form of depression also known as SAD, seasonal depression or winter depression. In the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), this disorder is identified as a type of depression – Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern. People with SAD experience mood changes and symptoms similar to depression. The symptoms usually occur during the fall and winter months when there is less sunlight and usually improve with the arrival of spring. The most difficult months for people with SAD in the United States tend to be January and February. While it is…

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

All children are oppositional from time to time, particularly when tired, hungry, stressed, or upset. They may argue, talk back, disobey, and defy parents, teachers, and other adults. Oppositional behavior is a normal part of development for two to three-year-olds and early adolescents. However, openly uncooperative and hostile behavior becomes a serious concern when it is so frequent and consistent that it stands out when compared with other children of the same age and developmental level and when it affects the child's social, family, and academic life. In children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), there is an ongoing pattern of…

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