Ask a Therapist: Ritalin

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Q:    I hear that Ritalin is not used in the US anymore because of its awful side effects. I live in Israel and Ritalin is my only option but my child is depressed from the Ritalin. What can I do? A:    First, I would like to correct your assumption.  Ritalin is very much prescribed and used in the US. It … Read More

It’s not Always ADD/ADHD

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              Ever since ADD/ADHD has become such a buzzword, it has stirred up a great deal of controversy and become a continuously researched condition.  We now have a much better idea of what ADD is, how it relates to  poor functioning of the prefrontal cortex and what behaviors it elicits.  The problem is, most … Read More

Go Fly a Kite

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Go Fly a Kite   Every now and again, life throws us a gift in the guise of an opportunity.  The thing is, we need to be able to recognize it for what it is and use it wisely.  I saw just such an occasion a few weeks ago. Picture two young children in a park attempting to fly a kite … Read More

Handle With Care 

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    By now, we have all been warned about how careless use of the iPhone can endanger us.  From driving accidents to causing a sort of mob amnesia when it comes to simple every day decency.  Cell phones ringing at a funeral, for example, is no longer such a rarity.  And more’s the pity.  We should feel ashamed, but shame … Read More