Today we’re going to talk about how stress and anxiety actually present in our brains, why so many children struggle with this, and how we approach this here at Connect My Brain.
How you can turn things around if you or your child are struggling with chronic stress or anxiety. I truly believe that these problems can be solved rather than just labelled.
We’re going to talk about different types of emotional struggles such as stress, meltdowns, anxiety, and PTSD. Before we jump into each of those topics, I want to take the time to broaden our viewpoints and understand the foundation of our emotions.
There is a very important process called lateralization that is needed to organize the brain. I talk about how the circuitry of the brain, right/left dominance, and developmental milestones affect lateralization.
When we look at the history, we will see that there are conflicting ideas about what causes dyslexia and whether or not it should actually be classified as a mental illness.
Sometimes a child might truly have an attention disorder but oftentimes there are other factors causing ADD and ADHD-like symptoms. At Connect My Brain we look at the cause rather than the symptoms because there is always more to the story and we can’t just look at the outcome.
I really want to help you understand the complexities of these disorders. It worries me that society has come to a place where attention issues are considered normal. If your child is struggling with any type of focus and attention, this information is for you.
ADHD is a condition has become more and more common and unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there about it. My goal in these two episodes is to really give you an overview of what ADHD actually is, the history surrounding it, and what the medications used to treat it are doing to a person’s brain.