When Dr. Richard Aplin works with a patient on a problem, he always tries to go and look at the process that caused the problem in the first place. There is a big difference between the processing that creates problems and the actual problems. He compared a health problem to a car hitting a ditch. If you find yourself in the ditch, you will do everything in your power to get out of the ditch.
Understanding traumatic brain injuries: From neuroplasticity to cognitive impact and ongoing support
When I talk about traumatic brain injuries, I’m not just talking about severe injuries. I’m talking about everything from a little bump on the head to a head injury that leaves a person in a coma. No matter how severe the injury, your brain will still respond in a similar way and if not taken care of properly, there can be life-changing long-term impacts.
We delve into the impact of chronic stress on the body's physiological functions, such as the gut-brain axis and blood flow. It's fascinating to learn how chronic stress can even lead to autoimmune diseases and improper immune responses.
As a parent, you do not need to feel like medication is the only option for your child. In this episode I’ll share some of the common obstacles that could be impeding your child’s capacity to learn and what kind of help is available if you have a child who is struggling.
Many times when I talk to adult patients about attention issues, they are able to look back on their childhood and realize that this is a struggle that they’ve had for their whole life.
Lyla has been diagnosed with autism and also shows some of the signs of PANDAS. I love her flexibility and willingness to try new things to see what might work.
This episode will have a strong focus on the far-reaching influence of the 2020 lockdowns, but I also talk about how motivation develops, how technologys is deeply influencing our children’s brains and behaviours.
Introduction to PANDAS and PANS (for parents): Link between strep infection and sudden onset of odd behaviors
PANS and PANDAS look different for every child but it is always an issue of immune dysregulation. Both PANS and PANDAS are caused by an infection that is not properly treated.
In today’s episode we are going to focus on autism. It’s important to realize that there are no blood tests or any other objective tests to diagnose autism – it is all based on observation.
Signs of PTSD to look for in both school-aged children and in younger children, how PTSD affects a person’s brain, and then what it is that we can do at Connect My Brain to help children who are struggling with PTSD.