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.
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: 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
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.
Author: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Release Date: 2013-12-03
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER All-New Revised Edition 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. Neuropsychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD was one of the first to identify that there are multiple types beyond just purely hyperactive or inattentive ADD, each requiring a different treatment. Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. Amen again employs the latest medical advances in the field, including the largest brain imaging study ever completed on patients with ADD, to identify, examine, and demystify the 7 distinct types of ADD and their specific treatments. With updated recommendations for nutraceuticals and/or medications targeted to brain type, diet, exercise, lifestyle interventions, cognitive reprogramming, parenting and educational strategies, neurofeedback, 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, why, and more importantly how to heal ADD. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Autism is an epidemic: It has spiked 1,500 percent in the last twenty years. ADHD, asthma and allergies have also skyrocketed over the same time period. One of these conditions now strikes one in every three children in America. But there is hope. Leading medical innovator Kenneth Bock, M.D., has helped change the lives of more than a thousand children, and in this important book, with a comprehensive program that targets all four of the 4-A disorders, he offers help to children everywhere. This is the book that finally puts hope within reach. Doctors have generally overlooked the connections among the 4-A disorders, despite their concurrent rise and the presence of many medical clues. For years the medical establishment has considered autism medically untreatable and utterly incurable, and has limited ADHD treatment mainly to symptom suppression. Dr. Bock and his colleagues, however, have discovered a solution – one that goes to the root of the problem. They have found that deadly modern toxins, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, genetic vulnerabilities and assaults on the immune and gastrointestinal systems trigger most of the symptoms of the 4-A disorders, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis and untold misery. Dr. Bock’s remarkable Healing Program, drawing on medical research and based on years of clinical success, offers a safe, sensible solution that is individualized to each child to help remedy these root causes. The biomedical approach to autism, ADHD, and the other 4-A epidemics, as innovated by Dr. Bock and some of America’s finest integrative physicians, is one of the most promising and exciting medical movements of our time. In this eminently readable account, written by Dr. Bock in collaboration with critically acclaimed author Cameron Stauth, you will meet children and parents whose dramatic stories will inspire you to change the life of your own child. This program may be the help that you have been praying for. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Jay Gordon, M.D.
Release Date: 2008-07-10
Genre: Family & Relationships
THE ADD AND ADHD CURE "The ADD and ADHD Cure will be welcomed by parents who reject drug protocols and/or whose children have not been successfully treated with drugs. I highly recommend this important and groundbreaking new book." —Jenny McCarthy "I rely on Dr. Jay for more than my children's health. No matter what I call about-concerns about a sick kid, a parenting question, or worries about nutrition-Dr. Jay has answers and presents them in the most parent-friendly way." —Julia Roberts "Dr. Jay's support will be a fantastic gift for parents facing ADD/ADHD. His words come from decades of experience and a wealth of real concern and compassion for your child and your family." —Matt and Lucy Damon "Every new parent sometimes feels in the dark. Dr. Jay has been a constantly bright light and guide. We can't say enough great things about him or adequately express our gratitude for the patient, honest, intelligent, compassionate care he has given to our children. We enthusiastically support him and his book." —Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix "This empowering book will teach, inspire, and coach your entire family to break the unhealthy nutritional habits that prevent you and your children from living healthy, focused lives." —Tobey and Jennifer Maguire "With this guide, you can go from panic mode into proactive mode. You can take charge of your child's health-naturally." —Tea Leoni and David Duchovny "I have watched Dr. Jay Gordon care for children and families who needed his skill and experience as they faced ADD and other tough diagnoses. His techniques and advice will guide you from a medication-oriented treatment to sensible, scientific nutritional and behavioral care." —Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D., Director and founder, The Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine If you’re hesitant about giving your child prescribed medication for hyperactivity, read The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child. Using the helpful information in this book, you can decide whether your child really does have ADD or ADHD, how you can cure the problem naturally with nutrition, and how to redirect your child’s focus. Don’t simply mask the symptoms with drugs; instead, follow and safe and effective non-drug protocol practiced by Dr. Jay Gordon for more than three decades.
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: 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. What is your child’s ADHD style? • The Wood Child is an adventurous explorer who is always on the move but gets frustrated easily • The Fire Child is outgoing, funny, and can be prone to mood swings and impulsive actions • The Earth Child is cooperative, peacemaking, but can feel worried or indecisive when stressed • The Metal Child is comforted by routine, and finds it difficult to shift attention from task to task • The Water Child is an imaginative dreamer, yet struggles to keep track of time By using this personalized approach, you will help your child reduce impulsive behavior, regulate attention, and handle school and home routines with confidence.
Author: Kathi J. Kemper
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-10-13
If you're one of the thousands of parents who feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the different kinds of medical advice you're getting from doctors, homeopaths, and others, then you will find comfort -- and answers -- in this comprehensive guide to integrative medicine for children. Fully updated and revised to reflect the numerous recent advances in this field, Dr. Kemper's The Holistic Pediatrician incorporates the best of both mainstream and alternative medicine to aid parents in dealing with the most common childhood health problems. From ear infections to allergies, fevers to diaper rash, colds to bedwetting, this invaluable guide provides factual advice that aims to heal the whole child, rather than espousing one medical philosophy or another. Based on scientific evidence and written in commonsense language rather than medical jargon, The Holistic Pediatrician is the first place any parent should turn for authoritative and empowering advice on all aspects of their children's health.
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.