Spencer Health Blog

A Brief Introduction to the Use of Medicinal Cannabis

By: Dr Clayton Spencer As we continue to seek effective treatments for mental health challenges, there's a growing curiosity ...
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Don’t Let Unchecked Stress Slide into Anxiety or Depression

By: Clinical Psychologist, Emma Spencer FAPS It's undeniable that we live in a fast-paced world where stress is ...
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The Effects of Hormones on Women with ADHD

By: Clinical Psychologist, Emma Spencer FAPS For women and girls who also have ADHD, the interplay between hormonal ...
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Explosive reactions – 5 strategies to de-escalate meltdowns

Written by Sushmita Kanthan, Registered Psychologist  Emotions are a fundamental part of being a human. It is widely ...
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Neurodiversity, ADHD and Creativity

Written by Shannon Grassby, Clinical Psychologist What is creativity, but impulsivity gone right? Ned Hallowell The traditional medical ...
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Understanding sexual orientation and sexuality: A psychologist provides a helpful guide to some of

Written by Anna Smyth, Clinical Psychologist What does sexual orientation mean? Sexuality or sexual orientation describes who a ...
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Working with Your Neurodivergent Partner to Create a Healthy Relationship

Written by Anna Smyth, Clinical Psychologist Being in a relationship is challenging for everyone! Understanding and connecting with ...
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How to Manage Everyday Anxiety

Written by Jessica Lopes, Registered Psychologist Most people, including children, experience occasional anxiety or worry about things in ...
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The link between social skills and loneliness

Written by Provisional Psychologist Natasha Binns The link between social skills and loneliness - helping neurodiverse teens make ...
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LEGO THERAPY – It’s not just about FUN!

Written by Provisional Psychologist Natasha Binns Lego therapy is a social development program created by clinical neuropsychologist Daniel ...
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Learning to be a friend: Helping pre-teens and teenagers with ADHD and autism achieve their social goals

There are a number of skills you need to learn in order to form and maintain friendships. Many ...
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Women and girls with ADHD – missed flags and lost opportunities

When undiagnosed and untreated, ADHD can impact every area of someone's life. However, girls and women do not ...
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