For 20 years, Dr. Sandy Newmark has specialized in successfully treating children diagnosed as having "ADHD" using methods other than psychostimulant medications. Now he has put his best adivce into this book for all parents, educators and other physicians to read. He explains how to treat the whole child, not just the symptoms of ADHD, using safe and natural methods. For any child diagnosed with ADHD, even those already taking medication, this book will prove invaluable for their health, happiness, and success.
Author: Association for Youth Children and Natural Psychology
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2009-11-15
What is ADHD and what are the symptoms? What can parents do to help children overcome ADHD? Can this be accomplished without medication? A Complete ADHD book. What drugs are being used for ADHD and are they effective? What are the side effects and are they serious? What can educators do to help children with ADHD to be successful. What about childhood depression? Can anything be done to help children naturally? These and many more questions are answered in this concise and practical book. It assists parents and teachers to help children to succeed. It also has valuable information for professionals such as pediatricians and psychologists. There is much that parents can do to help children overcome ADHD symptoms, and medication rarely provides a permanent solution. Through practical measures and lifestyle changes, parents can help children be successful. This book provides many additional resources, websites, books and organizations, that can help parents to help their children. It provides ideas for teachers, special education teachers and principals. * Illustrated * Recommended Reading * Extensive Bibliography * Index Six years of field work and research went into the production of this book and it is thorough and accurate, including the most recent educational and scientific information. The methods and ideas described here have been field-tested and do work. Sometimes the results are astounding, with rapid progress in a short period of time. This book represents the life work of many public school educators and other professionals who work daily with children who have special needs, and was developed by public school educators. * Did you know that, many children with ADHD are highly visually-oriented? As a result, they may respond to visual stimuli more than other children. Doing artwork can be stabilizing for many children and adults with ADHD. * Diet can make a difference. Cutting back on sugar and refined carbohydrates can positively affect the behavior and focus of some children. * Educational remediation is recommended before experimenting with medications. * Sleep disorders and child abuse can mistakenly be diagnosed for ADHD. * ADHD treated with stimulant drugs can sometimes result in symptoms of bipolar disorder. - Children need love and attention. - Children need good nutrition and a healthy breakfast daily. - Minimizing the time that a child spends watching TV and playing video games can yield positive results for many children. - "Green therapy," regular time outdoors, and with nature, is effective therapy for ADHD and childhood depression. ADHD and the Medical Model Many reputable child psychologists and child psychiatrists do not agree with the current, prevalent view of psychiatry based on the "medical model" of labeling and prescribing drugs. There are other models in mental health which more adequately and holistically describe the many interrelated factors of mental health, especially when touching on the mental health of children. __________________________________________ Reviews -----Practical measures and lifestyle changes with some additional resources that can help parents assist their children based on thorough and accurate research done on the subject. Lifestyle changes can help children succeed in both school and at home, even without medication. Very useful. EduMags Media. Education Online, Resource Guide and Information for Teachers, Lecturers and Students. -----You can find the solution How to Overcome ADHD Without Medication. Mom and Kids - Pregnancy and Parenting -----There is no doubt that after reading this book, any parent of a child or person suffering from ADHD will be well informed on all of the avenues of treatment. It's an easy read, it's well laid out, and based on research. I would definitely recommend this to my patients and anyone else who has or knows someone with ADHD. Maiysha Clairborne, MD
Author: Kathi J. Kemper
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
This is a practical, easy-to-use resource for parents who want to help their children improve attention, focus, self-discipline, and patience. Written by the worlds leading authority on complementary medicine for children, it provides a solid scientific basis for using natural therapies to help your child succeed. The charts and worksheets offer you tools to realize your childs strengths, turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones to success. The first chapters introduce basic concepts about ADHD and ADD, identifying common family goals for improving their childs attention and self-discipline. It frames these goals as skills to be mastered, building on the childs existing strengths. The next chapters focus on the five fundamental strategies to achieve success (healthy habits in a healthy habitat). These strategies include exercise, sleep, nutrition, managing behavior, emotions, and stress, positive communication, and optimal environment. The next chapters provide practical tools for translating these fundamentals into habits and tracking success. Later chapters cover additional strategies such as pills (medications, vitamins, and herbs), working with schools, counseling, biofeedback, massage, and acupuncture. The last chapter is a handy summary. The book includes links to helpful resources and provides over 200 references to recent scientific studies to support its recommendations.
Author: Robert DeMaria
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Health & Fitness
This how-to guide can rid children and families off medications and detrimental foods - junk foods loaded with sugar, preservatives, dairy products, and trans- fattyacids - so that children and families can enjoy optimal health. "This user-friendly book has the potential of setting families free from the nightmare of ADD, ADHD, and ODD. Using drugs on kids isn't solving the problem. Follow Dr. Bob's directions and witness the change is can bring to you and your loved ones." Bruce West, D.C. Publisher, Health Alert
A surprising new look at the rise of ADHD in America, arguing for a better paradigm for diagnosing and treating our children In 1987, only 3 percent of American children were diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. By 2000, that number jumped to 7 percent, and in 2014 the number rose to an alarming 11 percent. To combat the disorder, two thirds of these children, some as young as three years old, are prescribed powerful stimulant drugs like Ritalin and Adderall to help them cope with symptoms. Meanwhile, ADHD rates have remained relatively low in other countries such as France, Finland, and the United Kingdom, and Japan, where the number of children diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD is a measly 1 percent or less. Alarmed by this trend, family therapist Marilyn Wedge set out to understand how ADHD became an American epidemic. If ADHD were a true biological disorder of the brain, why was the rate of diagnosis so much higher in America than it was abroad? Was a child's inattention or hyperactivity indicative of a genetic defect, or was it merely the expression of normal behavior or a reaction to stress? Most important, were there alternative treatments that could help children thrive without resorting to powerful prescription drugs? In an effort to answer these questions, Wedge published an article in Psychology Today entitled "Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD" in which she argued that different approaches to therapy, parenting, diet, and education may explain why rates of ADHD are so much lower in other countries. In A Disease Called Childhood, Wedge examines how myriad factors have come together, resulting in a generation addictied to stimulant drugs, and a medical system that encourages diagnosis instead of seeking other solutions. Writing with empathy and dogged determination to help parents and children struggling with an ADHD diagnosis, Wedge draws on her decades of experience, as well as up-to-date research, to offer a new perspective on ADHD. Instead of focusing only on treating symptoms, she looks at the various potential causes of hyperactivity and inattention in children and examines behavioral and environmental, as opposed to strictly biological, treatments that have been proven to help. In the process, Wedge offers parents, teachers, doctors, and therapists a new paradigm for child mental health--and a better, happier, and less medicated future for American children
Author: Dana Laake
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Find out if your child is one of those suffering from this condition today, and learn how you can drastically improve your child's symptoms and wellbeing with The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook.
Scott Shannon is an MD, president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association, and considered a national expert on holistic psychiatry. In this book he brings together a comprehensive overview of CAM treatments, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific disorders. Modalities covered include Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy and others. Coverage also includes chapters on the best CAM modalities for treatment of Anxiety and PTSD, Depression, ADD, and Addictions. Each chapter will be in a similar template, beginning with a description of the treatment, its safety, compatibility with conventional treatments and/or contrindications, scientific documentation of its efficacy, discussion of which disorders it is best used for, and references. Most comprehensive overview of rapidly expanding field Includes chapters by 24 leading psychiatric/psychological experts in these fields Documents and rates the research base in each area Offers practical clinical approaches for four common mental health concerns—depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addictions Areas not yet covered in professional training Practices commonly employed by the public (40-50% of the American public use complementary or alternative approaches) No previous book of this nature or scope
Author: Stephanie Cave
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2007-11-01
This is an essential guide for parents about vaccinations. Dr. Stephanie Cave explains their pros and cons and the book provides information to help parents make a knowledgeable, responsible choice about vaccinating their children.
You Can Live Normal Life Without Drugs! Live Healthier Life By Eating Proper Diet That Treats and Prevents ADHD! ==>Do you experience difficulty in focusing? ==>Are you tired of overseeing time and want solution? ==>Does being late, forgetful and overwhelmed by your responsibilities sound familiar? If that's the case, This book can Help You! This book is for anyone that's Struggling with ADHD or ADD ADHD is one of the most common neuropsychological disorder in the modern era. This eBook covers all aspect of ADHD and how it affects a person's mental, psychological and social health. Moreover, ADHD has several types each of which is much more potent than the other. You need to know all signs and symptoms of how and when ADHD starts to develop or when you become prone to it. Also you should know the causes of ADHD occurrence hence to avoid these in future. One of the most if not most important part in treating and preventing ADHD is a proper diet. This book gives you answer to: ==>Signs and symptoms of the disorder ==>Overview of ADHD and their types ==>Difference Between normal vs ADHD Brain ==>Overview of ADHD Medications ==>Non-Medical Treatment ==>Fixing ADHD with proper ADHD Diet ==>Things you should Eat and Avoid Early treatment can prevent or lessen conditions of ADHD! Take ACTION and find out the TRUTH with One Click! Get Your Own Book Now! ____ Tags: ADHD Children, Diet, Children, Without Drugs, Marriage, cognitive behavioral therapy, Adult ADHD, Mental Disorders, Parenting Children With ADHD, ADD, Adult ADD, ADHD medication, Hyperactive Child, Cure ADHD, Nutrition, Parenting.
Author: Mary V. Solanto
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release Date: 2013-08-21
This highly practical book provides evidence-based strategies for helping adults with ADHD build essential skills for time management, organization, planning, and coping. Each of the 12 group sessions--which can also be adapted for individual therapy--is reviewed in step-by-step detail. Handy features include quick-reference Leader Notes for therapists, engaging in-session exercises, and reproducible take-home notes and homework assignments. The paperback edition includes the adult ADHD criteria from DSM-5. The treatment program presented in this book received the Innovative Program of the Year Award from CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD).
Author: Julie Matthews
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Autism in children
"Julie Matthews, globally respected autism nutritionist, provides intense research and extensive clinical nutrition experience in this comprehensive guide. Readers are given given practical steps for dietary intervention and a roadmap for getting started, evolving, and customizing the varied approaches. This book is dedicated to parents and clinicians who relentlessly strive to help children heal and gives them reason to hope and preserve" --Cover, p. 4.
Examines the causes of chronic disease in American children, discussing such conditions as the overuse of prescription medicines, poor diet, misuse of vaccines, environmental toxins, and certain lifestyles as contributing factors.
Author: Daniel G. Amen
Release Date: 2001-02-19
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to grow—yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Now, using breakthrough diagnostic techniques, Dr. Daniel Amen has discovered that there are six distinct types of ADD, each requiring a different treatment. With recommendations for prescription drugs, nutraceutical therapy, cognitive reprogramming, parenting and educational strategies, biofeedback, self-hypnosis and more, Dr. Amen's revolutionary approach provides a treatment program that can lead sufferers of ADD to a normal, peaceful, and fully functional life. Sufferers from ADD often say, The harder I try, the worse it gets." Dr. Amen tells them, for the first time, how to get well.
Author: Howard Glasser
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Behavior disorders in children
This book enables parents and carers of 'really difficult' children to help their child succeed and flourish. The nurtured heart approach has helped thousands of families in America who previously felt their child was stuck. This new UK edition reflects parents' increasing need for effective ways of parenting their intense children without needing to turn to medication.