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Category: Emotional/Behavioral Wellness

8 Simple Steps to Reducing Depressed Mood

Depression is a very serious condition that can impact many areas of our lives, such as work, family, relationships, and health. It is a clinical condition that has been around for ages.  According to DSM-5, a depressive disorder is defined by the presence of sad, empty, or irritable mood, accompanied by somatic or cognitive changes that significantly affect the individual’s capacity to function.  In addition, new research has indicated that depression is often caused by heavy onslaught of toxicity or severe nutritional and lifestyle based deficiency’s that cause massive brain inflammation that disrupts normal neurological processing…

The True Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

As a clinician I often evaluate children with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems, typically assessing for a behavior disorder, attention disorder and/or a mood disorder. As a part of my interview with the parent as well as with the child, I always asked about the history of the child’s exposure to domestic violence.  And this is why. Most of you may know that exposure to domestic violence is rather detrimental to children. Specifically, such exposure  often leads to significant behavioral problems in children, including verbal and physical aggression toward others. Children exposed to domestic violence are…

Simple, Specificic Strategies to Beat ADHD Naturally

Are you or your child struggling with ADHD or some of the symptoms?   In this post, I would like to share with you some very simple, specific, actionable strategies to beat ADHD naturally. Before we get started, a little disclaimer. Please remember that I am not a medical doctor or a psychiatrist and you should always consult your physician before changing or stopping your medication. 1. Get a proper diagnosis: It is crucial to undergo a full psychological assessment in order to be correctly diagnosed and treated accordingly. 2. Get Some Quality ZZZZ’s: You must focus on…

A Simple Way to Boost Your Child’s Nervous System

Children Friendly Spinach Smoothie and WHY They Need It   If you are like me, you are always looking for the most natural, efficient way to supercharge your child’s nervous system, reduce inflammation in body and brain, and boost his overall health.  There are many ways to do this, but drinking green smoothies isn’t just one of my favorite one but also one of the healthiest one. The Power of Spinach This super versatile, leafy vegetable is bursting with vitamins B2, B3, C, E, carotenoids, folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fiber.  As a rich source of…

Antianxiety Effects of Essential Oils in Children

  Childhood anxiety disorders are defined by excessive fear and worry caused by anticipation of future threat.  Significant symptoms of anxiety then significantly disrupt children’s lives and cause major impairment and distress in social, academic, occupational, and other areas of their lives.  Research shows that living in excessive fear, worry, and anxiety during childhood years strongly correlates with suffering from suiciadal ideation (1) and depression in later years.  (2) Childhood anxiety disorders are commonly divided into three major categories: Separation anxiety –  This disorder is defined by excessive fear or anxiety concerning separation from home or caregivers a…