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: Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH
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 world’s 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 child’s 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 child’s attention and self-discipline. It frames these goals as skills to be mastered, building on the child’s 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.
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 world's 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 child's 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 child's attention and self-discipline. It frames these goals as skills to be mastered, building on the child's 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: 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
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
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: Stephen Cowan
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Fire Child, Water Child is a revolutionary guide to parenting a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not rely on medication or pathologizing your child’s challenges. This method, created by pediatrician and ADHD specialist Stephen Scott Cowan, helps you identify your child’s unique focusing style—wood, fire, earth, metal, or water—and calm the stress that can contribute to your child’s ADHD symptoms. This personalized approach will help your child reduce impulsive behavior, regulate attention, and handle school and home routines with confidence. What is your child’s ADHD style? • The Wood Child An adventurous explorer, the Wood child is always on the move and gets frustrated easily. • The Fire Child The Fire child is outgoing, funny, and can be prone to mood swings and impulsive actions. • The Earth Child The cooperative, peacemaking Earth child can feel worried or indecisive when stressed. • The Metal Child The Metal child is comforted by routine and finds it difficult to shift attention from task to task. • The Water Child An imaginative dreamer, the Water child struggles to keep track of time.
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, it's safety, compatibility with conventional treatments and/or contrindications, scientific documentation of it's efficacy, discussion of which disorders it is best used for, and references. Key Features * 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
A radical new response to a widely misunderstood condition We are witnessing a global epidemic of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Millions are suffering from attention issues, while millions more are reliant on stimulant medication to perform at school and at work. Despite decades of advancements in neuroscience, the definition of ADHD has remained essentially unchanged since its introduction in 1980, and its prevalence in the population has skyrocketed. In this controversial and landmark work, Dr. Richard Saul draws from five decades as a practicing physician and researcher in the field to contend that the definition of ADHD as we know it is completely wrong. Instead, he argues that the "disorder" is a cluster of symptoms stemming from more than twenty other conditions, each requiring separate treatment. The detailed list ranges from mild problems like poor eyesight, sleep deprivation, and even boredom in the classroom, to more severe conditions like depression and bipolar disorder. Through the lens of history and into the present day, Dr. Saul examines "ADHD," exploring the rising cultural and medical trends that have birthed the stimulant epidemic. Both comprehensive and illuminative, ADHD Does Not Exist is essential reading for doctors, practitioners, educators, and individuals who are seeking an honest approach to understanding and treating this complex condition.
Author: Scott M. Shannon, MD
Publisher: Rodale Books
Release Date: 2007-08-21
Genre: Family & Relationships
A leading child psychiatrist warns against today’s alarming eagerness to brand kids with a diagnosis of emotional illness and shows parents where to look for the real culprits. In recent years, the diagnosis of ADHD, depression, and bipolar disorder in children has skyrocketed. From 1987 to 2003 the number of kids in the United States who were prescribed psychiatric medications tripled. If this trend continues, within a generation half of American children will be on some kind of psychiatric drug. Are more and more of our kids really being born with faulty brain chemistry? Or are they being misdiagnosed at an alarming rate? Child psychiatrist and former president of the American Holistic Medical Association Scott Shannon argues that behavioral and emotional problems are far too often treated as medical problems rather than what they really are, a response to various kinds of stress, which parents can learn to identify and eliminate from their children’s lives. With Please Don't Label My Child, Dr. Shannon helps parents to zero in on the stressors that could be at the root of their child’s problem, from nutrition, poor sleeping habits, and toxins to a school that’s a poor fit for a child’s learning. The happy result, Dr. Shannon shows, is often a child’s return to mental health, without intense, long-term medical intervention.
Author: Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Release Date: 2012-08-07
Genre: Health & Fitness
Parents worry about their kids, especially when it comes to their health. Conventional medicine has its place but health conscious parents often worry about the serious side effects associated with many prescription drugs and other conventional treatments. Treatment Alternatives for Children is an easily accessible reference guide that enables parents to look up any number of childhood ailments-acne, ear infections, ADHD ... you name it-and get all of the vital comparative information about the most common conventional and alternative treatments. For each side-by-side conventional/alternative comparison, readers get: ̈A description of the ailment each treats ̈The generic and common brand names of each treatment ̈Active ingredients ̈How each treatment works ̈Dosage, where applicable ̈Treatment efficacy and timing ̈Common mild side effects ̈Less common serious side effects Organized from "A" to "Z," this book also covers a special "spotlight" on various important natural remedies and methods that can be used for a variety of ailments.
There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Family & Relationships
From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with 500 activities for children and adults Dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays Scores of informational websites Down-to-earth advice In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv was the first to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term nature-deficit disorder and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection--from boosting mental acuity and creativity to reducing obesity and depression, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun. That book “rivaled Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring” (the Cincinnati Enquirer), was “an absolute must-read for parents” (the Boston Globe), and “an inch-thick caution against raising the fully automated child” (the New York Times). His follow-up book, The Nature Principle, addressed the needs of adults and outlined a “new nature movement and its potential to improve the lives of all people no matter where they live” (McClatchy Newspapers).Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.