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June 18, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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An Association Exists Between Fatty Acids During Pregnancy And Rising ADHD Levels In Children, New Study Finds

June 18, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, as it's commonly known, is on the rise. But why? Is it just that we’re becoming more aware and accepting of the disorder or is something else causing the increase? “It was already known that children with ADHD have higher omega-6 to omega-3 ratios,” researcher Monica Lopez told us, “so we wanted to test whether these higher omega-6 to omega-3 ratios were involved in the origin of the symptoms.�� [More]

June 12, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Abandoned Children

June 12, 2019 18:35 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Recently there was an item in the news about a young boy who was with his drug-addicted mother and her boyfriend on a bus. They were in Camden, New Jersey. When they reached their stop the boy tried, unsuccessfully, to arouse the two adults. The man was unable to stand. The mother was unresponsive and appeared to snort something off of her wrist. One of the astonished passengers filmed the event and informed the child welfare authorities that this child was at risk. [More]

May 14, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Monkey Chatter and You

May 14, 2019 13:15 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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What is monkey chatter? The term has emerged from the practice of Zen Buddhism. It refers to the silent monologue that passes, mostly negative, judgment on an individual’s every action, thought, and perceived misstep. It is so automatic that it is not unusual for individuals to be unaware of the misery being dredged up by unconscious thoughts and beliefs. [More]

January 15, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Black Mothers Rate ADHD Higher Than White Mothers For Both Black And White Children

January 15, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

adhd black mothers
Studies have shown rates of ADHD to be higher among Black children, especially boys. A new study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders looked at why this may be the case. Most of the research on the topic of ADHD and assessments up to this point has only included Hispanic and White children with Hispanic and White informants. The new study addressed the key gaps in the existing literature by including Black and White boys and mothers. [More]