Illnesses

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

"When individually managed with supplementation, dietary modification, detoxification, correction of intestinal dysbiosis, and other features of a wholistic/integrative program of management, the ADHD subject can lead a normal and productive life."   Parris Kidd, Ph.D.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

ADHD: A Liberal "Hoax" Turns Out To Be True.
by Michael Fumento
"As even a cursory examination of the existing literature or, for that matter, simply talking to the parents and teachers of children with ADHD reveals, the condition is real, and it is treatable."

ADD/ADHD: The "Designer Disease"
by Tim O'Shea, D.C.
"Why does ADD only exist in the U.S. and not in Scandinavia, not in The Netherlands, not in France, not in Fiji, and not in Japan? A disease that respects geographic borders? Where has it come from all of a sudden, to go from nothing to being a household word in just a few short years?"

ADHD and ADD: The Hyperactive Child
by Lendon H. Smith, M.D.
"The science here is that the child is not making enough of a brain chemical that helps him ignore unimportant stimuli. Is it a disease or a nutritional deficiency?"

Diet, ADHD, and Behavior
from Center for Science in the Public Interest
"Federal agencies, professional organizations, and the food industry ignore the growing evidence that diet affects behavior."

ADHD in Children: Rationale for Its Integrative Management
by Parris Kidd, Ph.D.
"This review is intended to bring the medical and scientific issues surrounding ADHD into sharper focus, to better define a wholistic/integrative strategy for its medical management."

Research List
from the Feingold Association

Research List
from the Life Extension Foundation

CAUSES/RISK FACTORS/PREVENTION

ADHD, Hyperactivity and Behavioural Problems:
Causative Factors by Linda Lazarides
Abstracts of Journal Articles Linking Diet to ADHD.

Autism, ADD/ADHD, and Related Disorders - Is a Common Childbirth Practice to Blame?
by George Malcolm Morley
"Immediate cord clamping followed by sufficient delay in pulmonary oxygenation will produce permanent hypoxic brain damage."

Medline Abstracts of Studies on Diet and ADHD

Foods and Additives Are Common Causes of the Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder in Children

Synthetic Food Coloring and Behavior: a Dose Response Effect in a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Repeated-Measures Study

Effects Of A Few Food Diet In Attention Deficit Disorder

Controlled Trial Of Hyposensitisation In Children With Food-Induced Hyperkinetic Syndrome

Controlled Trial Of Oligoantigenic Treatment In The Hyperkinetic Syndrome

The Effect Of Deficiency Of Selected Bioelements On Hyperactivity In Children With Certain Specified Mental Disorders

Severe Sleep Problems In Infancy Associated With Subsequent Development Of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder At 5.5 Years Of Age.

Controlled Trial of Cumulative Behavioural Effects of a Common Bread Preservative.

Alternative Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Does Evidence Support Their Use?

Nutrition in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a neglected but important aspect.

PATIENTS' STORIES

Living With ADD Stories

Personal Stories
from About.com

Stories from People with ADHD
from WebMD.com

TREATMENTS/THERAPIES

The Hazards of Treating "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" with Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. and Ginger Ross Breggin

National Institute of Mental Health Fails To Endorse Ritalin
from the Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology

Report from the British Psychological Society

Nutritional Therapies For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
by Leo Galland, M.D.

ADHD: Treatment Recommendations
by Donald J. Brown

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
from the Life Extension Foundation
Description, Conventional Treatments, Complementary Strategies

Use of Diet for ADHD -- Myths and Facts
from the Feingold Association

Non-Drug Treatment of ADD/ADHD
Interview with Lendon Smith, M.D.

Beating Attention Deficit Disorder
by James South, M.A.

Homeopathy as a Highly Effective Treatment for ADD
by Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, N.D., M.S.W., and Robert Ullman, N.D.

One Homeopath's Experience Treating Patients with ADD/ADHD
by Jacob I. Mirman, M.D.

Treating ADD with the Namudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)
from ADD-Holistic Resource Center

Visiting Experts Presentation Archives
from ADD-Holistic Resource Center
Detailed.   Recommended.

New Drug Promises to Help Kids with ADHD
Non-Stimulant Medication May Prove More Acceptable to Parents
from WebMD

WARNING!
When trying to withdraw from many psychiatric drugs, patients can develop serious and even life-threatening emotional and physical reactions. In short, it is dangerous not only to start taking psychiatric drugs but also can be hazardous to stop taking them. Therefore, withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done under clinical supervision. Principles of drug withdrawal are discussed in Talking Back to Prozac by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. and Ginger Ross Breggin.

OTHER RESOURCES

ADD Action Group

ADD from About.com

ADD Coach Academy

ADD Consults

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Attention Deficit Specialists

Feingold Association

Focus Adolescent Services

Hyperactive Children's Support Group (U.K.)

International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., The Myth of the A.D.D Child: 50 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion

 

Dr. Mary Block, et al., No More Ritalin: Treating ADHD Without Drugs.
Peter Breggin, M.D. Talking Back to Ritalin: What Doctors Aren't Telling You About Stimulants for Children

Ellen W. Cutler, D.C., Winning the War Against Asthma and Allergies
Doris Rapp, M.D., Is This Your Child? : Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies in Children and Adults. David Stein, Ph.D., Ritalin Is Not the Answer: A Drug-Free, Practical Program for Children Diagnosed With ADD or ADHD.
Marcia Zimmerman, The ADD Nutrition Solution: A Drug-Free Thirty-Day Plan

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