Although some children outgrow their ADHD, many don’t and so about 5% of the adult population in the U.S. continues to have symptoms of distractibility, impulsivity, memory problems, and difficulties with emotional regulation, time management, planning, and organization. When a person with these ADHD symptoms gets married, these symptoms eventually interfere with their productivity and […]
In their book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (2019) write about what they call the “Something Larger”, or the source of meaning in our lives. Sources of meaning can be the pursuit and achievement of certain goals, service to a spiritual calling, connection with others, […]
Nutritional Deficiency is subtle and can appear in many forms. Have you ever noticed little nuances in your body? These might be things that have just popped up over time, such as little marks on your nails or some bumps on the back of your arms or legs. In most cases, people attribute these things […]
Clinician Guidelines to Culturally Competent Care
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a highly prevalent and pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. ADHD typically occurs in early development, prior to a child’s school enrollment and is characterized by persistent inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that affects an individual’s functioning and/or development. Individuals with ADHD can present with symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or a […]
How You Can Support Your Socially Anxious Child: Adjusting to In-Person Interactions
For many children and adolescents who struggle with social anxiety, the thought of returning to school and other in-person interactions has triggered increased anxiety symptoms. Early on in the pandemic many children and adolescents who struggle with social anxiety may have experienced relief. They […]
Part 3 of 3: Raising awareness: the dangerous truth behind the toxins present in our food supply
BPA: a chemical that plays a role in more than just plastic, but a hormone too!
By now, we’ve all heard about BPA, right? If not, you’re in the right place! In this article, you’ll learn about the history of […]
Part 2 of 3: Raising awareness: the dangerous truth behind the toxins present in our food supply
Your child’s favorite breakfast cereal could contain toxic pesticides!
Did you know that oats, rice, and wheat are major but lesser-known, sources of toxic pesticides?
The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of our dietary intake of […]
Dr. Caruso offers guidance on executive functioning stress
Have you been experiencing difficulty focusing, or been having difficulty with your motivation to do things you used to do or to plan for your future? These executive functioning skills are how our brains help us to set goals, create plans, and to carry out those plans. When […]
Often when people search for wellness they fixate on one or two, often external, factors that they believe will finally bring them joy. This may look like “if I only had a better job”, “if I only had a significant other”, or “if I only lost ten more pounds”. While these things certainly contribute to […]
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week! Did you know that eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses second only to opioid overdose? 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorder (1).
Some common myths surrounding eating disorders are:
“People who have eating disorders must be underweight”. Eating disorders look […]