What You Need To Know About ADHD Medications

There are two main types of medications used to treat ADHD. Stimulant medications (all of them are either a form of Adderall or Ritalin) and non-stimulant medications (Strattera, Kapvay, Intuniv). Stimulant medications are the most widely prescribed. Are these medications safe? The short answer is …

What Trait Do Happy People Have In Common?

While there is no single key to happiness, there is one trait that most happy people have. It allows them to make good decisions resulting in positive outcomes that feed into happiness. What do these people have in common? The ability to deal with negative emotions. Let’s face it, life sucks sometimes. Feeling stressed, upset,Continue reading “What Trait Do Happy People Have In Common?”

Stressed Out? Tips to Help You Manage It

Are you stressed out? I’m sure you know the symptoms–difficulty sleeping, lack of appetite, headaches, stomach aches, heart pounding, that sense of anxiousness. How can you manage your stress levels? Things won’t change unless you change them, so you need to start by taking stock of how you are living your life.  Find Your StressorsContinue reading “Stressed Out? Tips to Help You Manage It”

Addicted to pain killers? Effective treatments are available

Abuse of opiate-based prescription painkillers (Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.) is on the rise among both adolescents and adults. These medications can easily cause addiction, and the incidence of accidental overdose and death is increasing at an alarming rate. Trying to get off of these drugs can be a difficult journey. When trying to kick theContinue reading “Addicted to pain killers? Effective treatments are available”

Back-To-School Morning Battles. How To Deal

Transitioning from summer to school is never easy. Getting all of the kids out of bed, ready for school, and out the door on time can be a challenge. While we’d all like to start the day with a “good” morning, if you have school-aged kids, mornings can often turn into battlegrounds. Of course, noContinue reading “Back-To-School Morning Battles. How To Deal”