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ADHD Treatment South Florida

January 6th, 2013

Designing a comprehensive ADHD treatment plan in South Florida (ADHD Treatment South Florida), as in any other locale, requires not only addressing the many complexities of this condition, but also truly understanding the patient’s unique situation and needs. Two core symptoms of ADHD are 1) Distractibility and 2) Impulsivity that significantly exceed the norms for age or developmental level.  These problems may appear with or without a third basic element, Hyperactivity, which means having a very excessive activity level. Roughly 3-5% of children and adolescents meet current diagnostic criteria for ADHD, around half will continue being affected as adults.  The… READ MORE ›

OCD Treatment in South Florida

November 30th, 2012

After the diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been made, the next concern is usually about treatment.   A common question is: “What is the best approach and where can I find it?”  Concerns about practical matters like finances and availability naturally follow. Often families ask, “Where can I find OCD treatment in South Florida?” Depending on where you live, finding practitioners or programs that specialize in OCD can be relatively simple or a nightmare.  Although OCD awareness is vastly improved in comparison to even a decade or two ago, unfortunately many areas still lack treatment.  Wherever you may reside, the… READ MORE ›

Asperger’s Syndrome/ASDs and OCD

June 15th, 2012

  Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors (OCBs) are typically associated with Asperger’s syndrome (AS) and are often a major obstacle to making improvements.  Whether or not AS will be folded into a new Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) category in the upcoming version of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, DSM-5, the importance of early identification and finding effective ways to address OCBs in this population will remain undiminished. Because they inter-mingle and cross boundary markers with rigidities, perfectionisms, perseverations, stereotyped behaviors, habits, impulsivities, and some kinds of tics, arriving at an exact definition of OCBs can challenge even experts in the… READ MORE ›