January 10, 2018

Let me tell you about a young woman who came to me for a psychological evaluation and quietly cried throughout.

She was 16 and lovely in every way. Smart. Polite. Cared about school and earned good grades. On a varsity sports team. Well-liked by her friends. Treasured b...

December 25, 2016

The patient, a boy in middle school, had witnessed a relative choke to the point of unconsciousness in a restaurant seven months before.

His parents had brought him for a psychological evaluation because he had been miserable ever since.

His eating had suffered, too – it...

September 9, 2016

An elementary school teacher in Texas became a hero to many overnight after her letter to parents informing them of her new homework policy went viral.  “After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student di...

February 22, 2016

Let’s distract ourselves for a moment with a quick thought experiment.

Picture for yourself…the typical kid with ADHD.

Got him?

I write “him” because chances are you pictured a snot-nosed boy in a preschool or kindergarten classroom, wriggling and giggling and fidgeting a...

October 15, 2015

The girl, who was in her early teens, barely looked at me, barely spoke to me, and mumbled so quietly I kept leaning forward until I nearly fell out of my chair.

Her mother had brought her for a psychological evaluation, worried that her daughter had been spending most...

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