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Is My Child Just Easily Distracted, or Could it Be ADHD?

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By Dr. Mohab Hanna This article originally appeared in Bergen County Moms. Link here. Our children’s ability to focus is being continuously compromised.  There’s constant access to technology – cell phones, video games, Chromebooks for studying – the list goes on.  Kids’ developing brains are being trained to constantly shift attention to the exciting and […]

Addressing Anxiety in Kids and Teens: Tips for Parents

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By Dr. Mohab Hanna This article originally appeared in Bergen County Moms. Link here. Kids and teens are increasingly anxious as they navigate growing up. In our practice, we have seen the needs continue to rise, especially post-COVID. I suspect that kid and teen anxiety is even higher in areas like ours in Northern New […]

Depression in Childhood and Adolescence

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By Samantha Ceceli, PA-C with MedPsych Associates Approximately one in three adults in the United States have reported receiving a depression diagnosis in their lifetime. Unfortunately, this alarming statistic also extends to children and adolescents and continues to rise, as rates of depression have climbed from 3.1% to 4.0% between 2016 and 2020.  We at […]

Dispelling the Myths: Understanding Autism Webinar

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In today’s inclusive and diverse world, understanding is the key to fostering positive environments. In this webinar we work to foster understanding, dispel myths, and give you the tools to empower individuals with autism to reach their full potential. Whether you’re a teacher, caregiver, healthcare professional, or someone who simply wants to broaden their knowledge […]

ADHD and Executive Function – Overcoming Procrastination and Boosting Productivity by Carol Eng

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ADHD and Challenges with Procrastination ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is accompanied with an executive functioning disorder affecting children and adults. It frequently presents challenges in executive function skills, such as cognitive processes necessary for effective planning, organization, time management, and task completion. One common challenge experienced by individuals with ADHD is procrastination. We all experience […]

A Strategy for Organizing and Prioritizing Tasks for those with ADHD by Carol Eng

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In today’s fast-paced world, staying organized and managing tasks effectively are crucial skills for individuals of all ages. However, many people, especially those with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), struggle with organizing and prioritizing tasks. The good news is that anyone can improve their task organization and boost productivity with the right strategies and techniques. Understanding […]

Coping with your Child’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis by Sheena Lee

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Receiving Your Child’s Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder One of the most unsettling experiences for parents is facing the unknown when their child goes through something deeply challenging; it could be a simple injury on the playground or an unexplained symptom leading to more medical evaluations. Receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis for your […]

Truth About Psychiatric Medications In Kids and Teens by Dr. Mohab Hanna

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Dr. Mohab Hanna, a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience, offers insights into the often-overlooked aspects of psychiatric medication. Psychiatric medications have become increasingly prevalent in treating mental health conditions in children and teenagers. However, there is growing concern about overprescribing these medications and the unrealistic expectations associated with them. […]

School Anxiety and Kids’ Mental Health by Mohab Hanna

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Addressing School Anxiety: A Key to Kids’ Mental Health In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, it’s becoming increasingly critical for schools to understand and address school anxiety (or refusal), significantly affecting students’ mental health. Studies show that 5% of all school-aged children experience school refusal, with some estimates showing up to 25% of students exhibiting […]