Is It ADHD, OCD, or Both?

Most people think of ADHD and OCD as polar opposites on a spectrum. Typically, kids with ADHD are impulsive, spontaneous, disorganized, easily distracted, and oblivious to social cues. Those with OCD are overly cautious, focused and attentive planners who think… Read the rest

Dietary Interventions for ADHD

Parents of kids with ADHD are constantly searching for ways to manage their kids’ hyperactivity, inattention, and reduced focus. For some kids, dietary interventions may be helpful. Clinicians and parents have long suspected a possible link between behavior and diet,… Read the rest

Eliminating Food Dyes from the Family Diet

By Eve Kessler Do you see a connection between your child’s behavior and what she eats? Numerous controlled studies have concluded that food dyes can worsen behavior in some children with and without ADHD. According to Dr. Joel Nigg, a… Read the rest

Strategies for Parenting a Child with NLD

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are not just learning disabilities; the motor, sensory, and social issues associated with NLD affect life on every level. Children with NLD have difficulty combining information coming at them from different channels—visual, auditory, sensory—into a “big… Read the rest

Using DBT to Regulate Teen Emotions

By Eve Kessler, Esq. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a research-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, teaches coping mechanisms to transform patterns of negative thoughts, self-destructive behaviors, and painful emotions into positive outcomes. DBT provides skills that are particularly useful for adolescents and young… Read the rest