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Monroeville, Greensburg, Monessen, and Wilkinsburg Pittsburgh

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April 25, 2022
How We Treat ADHD

We’ll continue with our ‘How We treat’ series, this time targeting ADHD. In this post, I’ll describe the nature of ADHD, how it’s diagnosed, and how it’s treated. What is ADHD? ADHD is considered to be of disorder of the pre-frontal cortex, which is the most advanced part of our brain, and a subsequent deficiency […]

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September 20, 2021
Community Psychiatric Center’s Social Skills Groups and Parent Support Groups

Our goal at CPC is to provide a wide array of treatment options to help children reach their fullest potential. To that end, we offer social skills groups that help children learn better ways to make and keep friends. Children with autism can present as delightful and endearing, but sometimes don’t know what to do […]

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March 29, 2021
Dr. Carosso’s eBook: The ADHD Diagnosis, Severity Level, and Treatment Options

Have you wondered how we go about diagnosing ADHD? How do we determine mild from severe cases, and how does severity-level impact treatment options? Well, this eBook explains all that, and then some. You’ll also learn about the standard of care for ADHD to help your child meet his or her fullest potential. Read the […]

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April 16, 2020
Is ADHD Treatment Effective?

Those statistics… As Mark Twain popularized, “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.” I suppose there is some truth to that saying; statistics can be confounding, confusing, and twisted. However, by the same token, statistics can also add clarity and help to guide our decisions. So, with that in mind, today […]

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February 20, 2020
Our Internal Dialogue’s, Part 2: How to quiet the chatter in our heads

Written by Dr. John Carosso How to clear the ‘internal dialogue’, better known as ‘chatter’, in our heads I wrote earlier that the chatter in our heads can be as distracting as any external annoyance, and more anxiety-provoking than the actual fear. Our ability to self-sooth, through calm and reassuring self-talk, and re-direct our internal […]

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February 13, 2020
Our Internal Dialogue’s Impact on ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Autism

Do you talk to yourself? A young man named Ryan Langdon, from his post at InsideMyMind https://insidemymind.me/2020/02/05/how-my-internal-monologue-affects-my-attention-deficit-disorder/ wrote of his internal dialogue, as a person with ADHD, that he referred to as being hyper-neuro-vocal in that he tends to have hyper self-talk that interferes with his concentration. In his own investigation, he found that others […]

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February 6, 2020
Why are ADHD Rates Rising: Exploring the Feminization of the Classroom

We know ADHD rates are increasing We find the rate of ADHD increasing by upwards of 10% over the past ten years, and the boy/girl ratio is upwards of 3:1. Why? Maybe the rates are rising because practitioners are better at assessing and diagnosing this condition. Or, maybe the condition is actually increasing due to […]

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September 19, 2019
ADHD & Executive Functions: Emotional Control!

Diagnostic Criteria So, here is the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for ADHD. We are pretty familiar with these symptoms and recognize the impact they can have on a child’s life. Look them over for a quick review, and then we’ll discuss whether there is something missing from this list? The diagnostic criteria for ADHD: Inattention Six […]

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September 12, 2019
ADHD: What’s Executive Functioning Got To Do With It?

The Importance of the Executive Functions ADHD is described as a disorder of the prefrontal lobe of our cerebral cortex, which is the area of the brain that controls higher-order thinking. This ‘higher-order thinking’ is also known as a set of executive functions that help us to more effectively get through our day. The specific […]

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May 14, 2019
What's the Best Strategy for ADHD?

Written by Dr. John Carosso Of all the options… There are a host of ways to help manage ADHD and its primary symptoms of impulsivity, hyperactivity, and distractibility. People often seek counseling for their child, and that approach is worthwhile, given it’s vital to teach coping skills. Of course, medication is often pursued and that […]

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