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Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Integrative Mental Health Solution

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78 pages45 minutes

Summary

Integrative mental healthcare:
-is a person-centered approach that emphasizes maintaining optimal health and wellness
-takes into account the symptoms, preferences and circumstances of each unique person
-focuses on treating symptoms not disorders
-uses conventional mainstream approaches like medications and psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies like herbal medicines and acupuncture
-uses the best available research evidence to develop an individualized treatment plan

Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Integrative Mental Health Solution
- is filled with practical information about safe, effective and affordable treatments including:
-herbals, vitamins and other natural supplements
-whole body approaches
-meditation and mind-body practices
-light, sound and other established energy therapies
-subtle energy therapies

Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Integrative Mental Health Solution includes extensive hyperlinks within the text, and links to valuable internet resources to give you the maximum amount of information in the shortest amount of time.

Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Integrative Mental Health Solution will help you
-Understand ADHD better
-Take inventory of your symptoms
-Learn about a variety of non-medication approaches for treating ADHD
-Develop a customized treatment plan that makes sense for you
-Re-evaluate your treatment plan and make changes if your initial plan doesn’t work

Treatment approaches are summarized in easy-to-read bullets so you can easily find key information on a variety of treatment choices, including:
-Name of treatment and category (biological, whole-body, mind-body and energetic)
-How the treatment works (comments on the mechanism of action where known)
-Dosages (for natural supplements) or frequency or duration of use to achieve beneficial effects (for whole body, mind-body or energy approaches)
-Examples of safe and effective combinations with other treatments
-Comments and warnings about adverse effects and particular treatment combinations that may be unsafe and should be avoided
-Duration of treatment needed to achieve beneficial results (where known)

"ADHD is a disabling illness for many individuals, particularly families with children who are placed on various medications without an understanding of the multiple factors that could be contributing to their child’s poor attention and lack of impulse control.
Dr. Lake’s book is by far the most comprehensive written overview summarizing integrative therapies for ADHD that I have seen in over 25 years. This book is a gift to readers as it provides useful information supported by scientific evidence that can be readily incorporated into clinical practice. Dr. Lake summarizes the dense and often confusing scientific research on several integrative therapies available for the treatment of ADHD with a 3 tier approach: (1) treatments supported by strong research evidence; (2) frequently recommended treatments by healthcare professionals but supported by less evidence; (3) treatments that may be effective and should be considered despite weak research evidence. In each approach, Dr. Lake provides a concise synopsis on the treatment therapy along with practical recommendations.
The scope of information presented is simple to grasp, and is organized in a way that is not overwhelming for readers unfamiliar with integrative medicine. I would highly recommend this book to any professional or parent who is interested in learning about how integrative therapies can benefit their patients or family member."

James M. Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services, Walden Behavioral Care, Waltham, Massachusetts

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