The teen years are an important developmental time. Important things that happen during this time include: 1. Forming important relationships Teens spend more and more time with peers. Peers influence the formation of their identity and allow to them to try out different groups to see where they fit in. Teens may face stress in…

Many parents of high school athletes are aware of the dangers of concussions. Even one concussion can cause permanent damage according to recent research studies. However, there is another condition that parents need to be aware of when their child plays sports. This disorder is CTE. CTE is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) it is a…

Link: Mindfulness and Neural Integration: Daniel Siegel, MD at TEDxStudioCityED Relationships, the mind, the brain and neural integration. Dan Siegel describes the brain in such a way that most of us can understand it and while doing so explains integration. Integration meaning the process of combining the parts of the brain to work together and…

Alcohol and Drug Addiction- Stage One During the initial stage of addiction the addicts’ character is permanently altered. The basic illusion addiction is founded on is discovering alleviation via substances. The journey commences when the addict experiences the first high/mood change. In the mood change there is the illusion of control, convenience, and perfection. Compulsive…

FAQ’s on Dissociative Disorders The following is information on Dissociative Disorders, from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D): What is dissociation? Dissociation is a word that is used to describe the disconnection or lack of connection between things usually associated with each other. Dissociated experiences are not integrated into the…