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For some time now, scientists have known that a lack of sunshine in the fall and winter months can have an impact on some of us. In fact, the new DSMV (diagnostic criteria for mental health conditions) specifies a type of depression “with seasonal pattern.” This is a type of depression that comes from those less than sunny seasonal patterns. Although the diagnosis is often used for severe types of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), in my practice I have known many people to have more mild forms of SAD tha
As school moves into routine, you may be hearing that your child is having a hard time sitting still, paying attention, completing school tasks and may even be failing. The thought may be that your child needs a quick evaluation for ADHD at the doctor’s office. But, let’s take a step back for a moment. Gifted children often under perform in school with some studies suggesting as many as 30% drop out of high school. The majority of symptoms often attributed to ADHD are actually the same that can be obser