Difficulty remembering dates and names? Unfinished projects? Reading a paragraph only to get to the end and realize you have no idea what you just read? Restlessness? Impulsivity? You may have ADHD…butyou may not.
Some seasons bring out the best and the worst in people. We enjoy the holidays but we tend to sleep less. make poor food choices. drink more. and spend more money than planned for gifts. Also - social gatherings and meeting family may trigger anxiety. As a result we depart from the holidays feeling tired. worn out and tense.
Food is everywhere during this season and often it is food that we don’t typically eat during other times of the year and we look forward to it. Very oftenfor people who have disordered eatingthe mental and emotional toll navigating food takes makes it nearly impossible to enjoy the celebration.
Since I specialize in working with adolescents it is common scenario for a parent to drag their reluctant high schooler into my office early on a Saturday morning for an intake. What the parent wants is often to the effect of: "How can you get my kid to care moreabout...
With the new school year starting for most students over the next couple of weeksboth parents and adolescents will undergo predictable stressors that come each fall. Parents begin another school year doing all they can to be preparedyet more often than not they anticipate that by October or November the typical struggle will ensue