Is ADHD a mental health disorder

By Eric Van Buskirk Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity, commonly called ADD or ADHD, is a mental disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) give guidelines for professionals and it is challenging to diagnose. ADHD affects around 3 to 5% of children worldwide, […]

Dyscalculia : Causes, Symptoms, and Prevalence

Dyscalculia, in broad terms, is a life-long learning disability pertaining to numbers and arithmetic skills. It is sometimes confused with math anxiety, which has a different pathology, but which often presents in similar ways. This article deals mostly with ‘developmental dyscalculia’, which is distinguishable from ‘acquired dyscalculia’ in that the latter is as a result […]

Aging and the Alzheimer’s brain: what we know in 2020

The best known and most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s dementia (commonly known as Alzheimer’s disease). It alone accounts for around 60% to 65% of dementia cases. The Alzheimer’s brain affects only the thin outer layer of grey matter, the cortex. Because it begins in a progressively old region of the cortex involved in […]

CBD Oil For Autism– A Compressive Guide

By Tina Richardson A growing number of studies highlight how CBD for autism may help treat symptoms associated with the developmental disorder, and cognitive impairment. As medical research continues to shed light on the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant, one naturally-occurring compound, has drawn the attention of the public — namely cannabidiol (CBD), a […]

Sensory Stimulation Activities for Children With Special Needs

The different senses play important roles in the reception and transmission of information to the brain. We analyze and processes this information before our bodies produce a reaction (gestures, behavior, etc). Because everyone receives sensory signals differently; different bodily reactions are possible between individuals. But for children with sensory processing disorder, it can be especially difficult to thrive, […]