Side Effects of Withdrawal from ADHD Medications

Elizabeth Handy

ADHD medications are drugs that are often prescribed to school-aged children even without a diagnosis. If that fact weren’t shocking enough, research has given us insight into how these drugs can change the brain, leading to long-term behavioral effects and possibly severe withdrawal symptoms. How ADHD Stimulant Drugs Work While both stimulants and non-stimulants are prescribed for the condition, stimulants …

Withdrawal and Antidepressants

Elizabeth Handy

Medications like antidepressants were never meant for long-term use, yet long-term prescription rates in the United States have doubled over the past decade. And the New York Times reports that more than 15 million Americans have now been on the drugs for at least five years, triple the number since 2000. This extended use can lead to extreme withdrawal symptoms …

Why Do Antidepressants Stop Working?

Elizabeth Handy

It’s no secret that antidepressants come with a long list of side effects from weight gain and sexual dysfunction to fatigue, insomnia and constipation. But, if you’ve ever taken this type of prescription medication, you may have already discovered one of the worst things about them… They don’t work. And, the only answer your doctor has when you return to …

Brainspotting for Athletes and Musicians

Elizabeth Handy

Traditional talk therapy is not effective for performance issues which typically are trauma related. For example, a coach or parent indicates that danger or bodily harm will occur if the athlete performs their sport or the athlete may be secondarily traumatized witnessing another athlete’s injury. Processing the trauma via Brainspotting and the subsequent beliefs attached to the trauma clears blocks …

Steve Marcus’ Migraine Headache Protocol

Elizabeth Handy

Steve Marcus’ Migraine Headache protocol is an effective, medication free protocol which treats migraine headaches swiftly and efficiently. It is a two phase protocol. Phase 1 treats the headache and phase 2 treats the possible trauma/distress behind the the migraine headache ultimately curing your migraine headaches . Medications exacerbate migraine headaches and increase their intensity and frequency. This protocol inhibits …

Brainspotting and Performance Blocks

Elizabeth Handy

Brainspotting is an effective and comprehensive method for performance improvement and enhancement. Brainspotting targets the precise difficulty and repairs the problem in real time. Musicians can immediately play better following brainspotting and athletes can perform more efficiently. Usually trauma, attitudes of coaches and teachers do affect performance. Brainspotting quickly resolves the obstacles which block performance. Read more on psychotherapynetworker.org: A …

CRM Book Released

Elizabeth Handy

Traditional methods employed in psychotherapy have limited effectiveness when it comes to healing the psychological effects of trauma, in particular, complex trauma. While a client may seem to make significant breakthroughs in understanding their feelings and experiences on a rational level by talking with a therapist, this will make no difference to their post-traumatic symptoms if the midbrain is unable …

Healing Trauma: EMDR Patients Share Their Stories

Elizabeth Handy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

Brainspotting Found the Most Efficacious in Sandy Hook

Elizabeth Handy

The Newtown – Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. recently released findings from its third annual community survey. Brainspotting was found to be the most efficacious of all treatment methods used in Newtown / Sandy Hook.