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Why Some Children Are Orchids and Others Are Dandelions: Dr Thomas Boyce

Many children are able to thrive in any environment, while others may flourish only under the most favourable conditions. New findings reveal the complex interplay of factors that creates "dandelion" and "orchid" kids.

Why a child's behaviour is not what you think

Dr Stephen Porges' seminal work, the Polyvagal Theory brings a whole new level of understanding to common "uncomfortable" childhood behaviours.

Mind Body Medicine: Can What You Think and Feel Affect Your Physical Health?

How you think and feel emotionally can contribute to your physical health and well-being — it’s just that simple. The list of scientific studies demonstrating that point comes from diverse fields of study including medicine, neuroscience, immunology, genetics, psychiatry and psychology.

Dr. Susan Smalley, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA

The profound effects of exercise on the brain: A conversation with Dr. John Ratey

Dr John Ratey is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, as well as the author of numerous article and books, including Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.  Dr. Ratey focuses on attentional disorders and collaborates with institutions around the world, educating audiences about the impact exercise has on both physical and mental health.

Integrative Management of ADHD - Psychology Today

Finding the most appropriate treatment of ADHD poses many challenges.

Telehealth for children and teenagers: getting the most out of appointments - Raising Kids

To get the most out of telehealth for your child, it’s important to prepare.

Websites

The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity

The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is an integrated health and education service offering a unique lifespan – strength based service, for the 1 in 5 people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.

The Highly Sensitive Child: Dr Elaine Aron

Dr Elaine Aron's website containing a wealth of materials around her research on the trait of high sensitivity, a difference found in approximately 10-15 of adults and children.

Autism: Why and How: Dr Martha Herbert

Dr Martha Herbert PhD MD, is an American physician and assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and paediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr Herbert has particular expertise in bringing a complex systems approach to understanding and treating Autism.

The incredible power of exercise on brain fitness: Dr John Ratey

Dr Ratey is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognised expert in Neuropsychiatry, exercise and the brain.  Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection.

Dr Joel Nigg: ADHD epigenetics researcher

Joel Nigg, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist, scientist, and a professor in the departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University. He directs the OSHU ADHD Research program which conducts large-scale federally funded research into the root causes of ADHD. Dr Nigg has written widely on both ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Food for thought...

We often see in ADHD populations that they are missing the 4 essentials of healthy brain growth: Stress Management, Exercise, Nutrition and Sleep. Focus on these first.

— Joel Nigg, Ph.D., Professor Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University. Director OSHU ADHD Research program.