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What are the Effects of Technology Electronics Addiction | 3 Tips to Safeguard your Child’s Future |Orlando Counselor

There is much controversy regarding technology and its negative effects on children. Remember, television is relatively new in the grand scheme of time—our great grandparents’ generation grew up without it—and for the most part computer and video games were born in the 80s. Since the inception of modern technology, there is valid concern and skepticism [...]

ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert | University of Illinois

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West, MA, LMHC interviewed by Fox 35 | ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | University of Illinois Food for Thought:  Another study linking proving that how we eat effects how we think!  There was a recent study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology Journal February 2013 indicating a possible link to high fat [...]

Orlando Counselor with 7 Tips For Better Sleep | Sleepless with Daylight Savings Time

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With daylight savings time, people across the U.S. are adjusting to a new sleep schedule. While the need for the time change is debatable, what is not disputed is the importance of having a good night's sleep. One of the number one complaints from family, friends, colleagues and clients is a lack of sleep or [...]

Orlando ADHD Therapist | Three Most Hated Non-Medical ADHD Tips

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Orlando Therapist ADHD Expert Gives Three Most Hated Non-Medical ADHD Tips While prescription medication has it's place, there are research studies which show children who have been placed on ADHD medication while young are substantially more likely to use and abuse drugs as they get older. Why? The most common reaction is "My parents are giving [...]

Whitney Houston | 5 False Beliefs About Prescription Drugs and Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

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People all over the world mourned the tragic loss of one of the most talented singers of 1980's/1990's, Whitney Houston. She joins multiple other celebrities, such as Judy Garland, Margaux Hemingway, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, who have had their lives cut short due to the result of a fatal combination of prescription drugs. Even worse, [...]

Fox 35 Interviews ADHD Student: NPR Study shows ADHD Linked to Diet

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West interviewed by Fox 35 News Great Dietary ideas for Students to improve Test Anxiety, Short Term Memory, Mood Control and Energy! Diet is also effective for ADHD or ADD, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Depression! How What We Eat Effects How We Think, Feel & Focus NPR released information on [...]