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Understanding ADHD

The focus for this post is on the Centre for ADHD Awareness. Helping children to reach their full potentials can be achieved through awareness, advocacy, and proper education on how best to meet the needs of those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This site is equipped with scientific research, campaigns, and resources to help children and families feel supported as they learn how to overcome obstacles related to the disorder.

Wondering if your child has ADHD? Take a look at the signs and symptoms.

At the Oshawa Psychology Clinic, we provide counselling, support, and assessments to meet the needs of the families in our community. To learn more, explore our website or contact our front desk.

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

See more details and news from Autism Ontario on their website. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? We hear so much about it, and many of us know at least one person diagnosed with ASD. Individuals with autism are a part of our schools, communities, and work places. It is vital for those with autism, as… Continue Reading

New Steps in Depression Treatment

According to a new study, the brain protein MAO-B that was previously considered unimportant is now thought to play a larger role in regulating serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the brain. This finding has new implications in the treatment of depression, as adjusting the amounts of MAO-B in the brain could potentially become a new… Continue Reading

Be Kind to Yourself

New research is supporting a link between being kind to oneself and improvement in mental and physical health. When faced with the life stressors, the voice in our head can be our greatest ally or our worst enemy. A study by the Universities of Exeter and Oxford has proposed that kind inner thoughts actually shut off… Continue Reading

Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the beginning of the year once again. Have you made any new year’s resolutions to celebrate? Maybe you feel those types of resolutions are pointless. The truth is, no matter what the time of year, unless resolutions are made with realistic expectations and honest commitment they most likely won’t pan out. Make a different… Continue Reading

Christmas and Mental Health

With the Christmas season approaching fast, it may feel overwhelming for those with so much to do and so little time. It is even more stressful for those with mental health concerns. Take some time this month to engage in good mental health practices such as taking breaks, eating right, exercising, and getting enough rest.… Continue Reading

Mental Health and the Legalization of Marijuana

Canada’s new policy on legal marijuana may be a historic change for our country, but what does that mean for our mental health? Throughout the legalization process there has been an outpouring of questions and concerns, and the discussion surrounding its affect on mental health has been no exception. In an article from the Canadian… Continue Reading

Technology: How much is too much?

As the back to school time begins, it may also be a time for parents to reflect upon their kids usage of screen time. How much is too much? Can it lead to mental health issues? A recent longitudinal cohort study sheds some light on these questions. This school year may be a good opportunity… Continue Reading

7 Ways To Reprogram Self-Defeating Thoughts

Outlined in the article, 7 Ways To Reprogram Self-Defeating Thoughts are key strategies to overcoming negative thought patterns that can hold you back from feeling capable and confident.  Knowing these insights are great starting points when working to overcome perpetuating self-defeat. Another great strategy is to seek out counselling support. Mental Health professionals can provide you with… Continue Reading

OCD Stories

Most of us have heard of the mental health disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). For those that need a refresher, the National Health Institute defines it as: “A common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat… Continue Reading

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