It may weigh only about three pounds, but the brain is the most important and powerful organ in our bodies. The processing strength of the brain is enough to power a light bulb, and signals from the brain register our senses, allow us to build memories and control our movements.
Knowledge of brain physiology in autism, ADHD and other neurodiverse conditions is growing. Recent research has shown that the brain’s serotonin system plays an important part in the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that regulates a wide range of physiological, emotional and cognitive processes. It also acts as a growth factor during brain development. Autism and ADHD often coincide; an estimated 30 to 80 percent of children with autism also meet the criteria for ADHD and, conversely, 20% to 50% of children with ADHD for autism.
Poppy Life Care programs and services are designed to help individuals and families manage the symptoms they experience as a result of their ASD, ADHD or Mental Health diagnoses, and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, while enhancing their ability to cope and find alternative solutions. Our philosophy of integrative care is designed to contribute to overall brain health.