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Neurofeedback Therapy For ADHD Officially Recognised by the APP

May 12, 2014

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically characterised by inability to maintain concentration for extended periods of time, making it difficult to manage tasks. The condition commonly affects children but can also continue into adulthood for some. Stimulants are often prescribed to treat symptoms although they may not necessarily be the best choice. Individuals diagnosed […]

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Is Sugar The New Toxic Drug?

May 6, 2014

What is the amount of sugar consumed by the average adult? 34.5 teaspoons daily! That is approximately 240 teaspoons of sugar weekly! Most of the time it is unknowingly ingested with high levels of sugar mainly in the array of processed foods and sweetened drinks that flood an average individuals diet. Obesity is the collaboration […]

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Brain injuries from blasts in veterans and military personnel

April 21, 2014

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain resulting from external forces, such as rapid acceleration/deceleration, impacts, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile. Brain function is temporarily or permanently impaired and the structural integrity of the brain is damaged. Veterans and military personnel that have been exposed to explosions may or may not experience symptoms associated […]

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Chemicals that are linked to ADHD, Autism

March 28, 2014

There is a call for an overhaul of chemical regulations to protect our children from toxins that may be causing brain development disorders such as autism, dyslexia and ADHD. As early as 2000, a study was performed, Autism: A Unique Type of Mercury Poisoning (http://whale.to/a/autism7.html) to investigate early and excessive exposure to Mercury in vaccine […]

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Paracetamol and It’s Adverse Effects on Pregnant Women (new born with ADHD)

March 4, 2014

Paracetamol, one of Australia’s common pain relievers has been linked to an increased risk of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. A study by the University of California and University of Aarhus in Denmark surveyed more than 64,000 Danish women between 1996 and 2002. Women who took Paracetamol while pregnant had a 37 […]

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Interventions for Sensory Processing Disorders in Children

February 20, 2014

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a complex neurological condition that impairs the functional skills of children. It is more prevalent in children than autism and as common as ADHD, yet it receives far less attention because it has never been recognised as a distinct condition….until now. At the University of California San Francisco, researchers have […]

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ADHD and Working Memory

February 6, 2014

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most diagnosed psychological disorder among children. It is a developmental disorder that affects up to 10% of the child population and often extends into adulthood. ADHD is characterised by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Research has also shown that working memory is compromised in children with ADHD (Kofler, 2008). […]

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Gluten Sensitivity and Coeliac Disease: Associated Neurological and Psychological Manifestations Manifestations

July 24, 2012

Most people are unaware that Gluten Sensitivity (GS) and Coeliac Disease (CD) can manifest as neurological and psychological conditions in addition to gastrointestinal symptoms. So what is gluten and is it attacking your brain? Gluten is a protein that is found in grains like wheat, barley, oats, rye and spelt. It is therefore present in […]

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Childhood Infections Linked to Schizophrenia

July 24, 2012

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder characterised by withdrawal from reality with delusions, hallucinations, emotional dysregulation and disorganised behaviour. It involves alterations in brain structure and function. The Australia Schizophrenia Research Institute estimates that approximately 1 in 100 people have or will develop schizophrenia during their lifetime. Onset is usually between 15 and 30 years […]

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Early Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Long Term Intellectual, Behavioural and Social Outcomes

January 26, 2012

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a condition that is well understood in its causes and the consequences to the physical brain itself, but, the implication of childhood TBI on the neurological development of the child, (particularly the development of cognitive and functional skills) is an area that requires much further investigation according to researchers from […]

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Rosemary Boon

Registered Psychologist

M.A. (Psych),
Grad. Dip. Ed. Studies (Sch. Counsel),
Grad Dip. Ed. B Sc, Dip. Nut.
MAPS, AACNEM, ATMS, ISNR, ANSA.

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