Entries by Elements Psychological Services

Social Media and Self-Diagnosing

With the advent of social media, children and adolescents have greater access to a slew of information about mental health than ever before. A rising trend that parents may or may not be aware of is the phenomenon on which children and teens use information from social media, especially “influencers” on popular platforms such as […]

Understanding Autism in Girls: Beyond the Stereotypes

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is often portrayed in a way that overlooks the unique experiences of girls and women. This can lead to misdiagnosis, underdiagnosis, and inadequate support for a significant portion of the autistic community. Let’s delve into the complexities of autism in girls, moving beyond common misconceptions and highlighting the importance of inclusivity […]

Navigating Harmony: A Guide to Managing Family Conflict During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, love, and togetherness. However, for many, it can also be a source of stress and tension, especially when it comes to family gatherings. Navigating family conflict during the holidays requires a delicate balance of understanding, communication, and patience. In this blog, we’ll explore some […]

Understanding Executive Functioning: A Lifelong Guide

Executive functioning is a term that encompasses a set of mental skills that help individuals manage their time, pay attention, switch focus, plan and organize, remember details, and multitask. Essentially, it serves as the brain’s command center, enabling us to set goals, make decisions, and regulate our behavior. This crucial cognitive function plays a vital […]

How a Learning Disorder Can Imitate ADHD

  “Joseph isn’t paying attention in class and he has trouble keeping his hands to himself. We think he might have ADHD.”    No parent wants to hear these words from their child’s teacher. It is upsetting to learn that your child zones out in school or submits incomplete or sloppy work, and being told […]

Is ADHD Actually Overdiagnosed?

There are a lot of news articles about ADHD. It’s great that we are learning more about the condition, but these articles can also lead to a lot of misinformation. For example, we frequently hear that the number of kids diagnosed with ADHD has increased significantly. A few years ago,a study at Harvard Medical School […]