ADHD Alternative Medicine Mcalester OK

We've all heard the troubling news that doctors are relying increasingly on Ritalin and other stimulants to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); prescriptions for these drugs nearly tripled in the 1990s. But for some kids, the best medicine may not be medicine at all.

Richard Tad Bowden, MD
(918) 421-8431
2251 E Highway 113
McAlester, OK
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mabelle Schlicht Collins, MD
(918) 426-1000
PO Box 579
McAlester, OK
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1946

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Emilia Tolibas Sambajon, MD
1 Mile East Hwy 270
Fort Supply, OK
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1965

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Boyd Kenneth Lester, MD
(405) 524-0575
4027 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1954

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Lakshmi Vijaya Ancha, MD
3545 NW 58th St Ste 360
Oklahoma City, OK
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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Eric Stark Broadway, MD
(580) 286-7860
5998 Walnut Glen Lane
McAlester, OK
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988

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Cheryl Lee Feigal, MD
(918) 426-1000
11th And Monroe Streets
McAlester, OK
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1976

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Charles Alan Lester, MD
(918) 687-9227
PO Box 678
Muskogee, OK
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1989
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Hospital: Muskogee Reg Medctr, Muskogee, Ok

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Shalini Sangal, MD
(918) 682-0700
384 S 33rd St Ste B
Muskogee, OK
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Gsvm Med Coll, Kanpur Univ, Kanpur, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Willis Holloway Jr, MD
(405) 751-8113
PO Box 13800
Oklahoma City, OK
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1984

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ADHD: A Natural Way to Sideline Ritalin?

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We’ve all heard the troubling news that doctors are relying increasingly on Ritalin and other stimulants to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); prescriptions for these drugs nearly tripled in the 1990s. But for some kids, the best medicine may not be medicine at all. That’s the implication of the most comprehensive study yet on the effectiveness of biofeedback for kids with ADHD. Psychologist Vincent Monastra of the Family Psychology Institute Attention Disorders Clinic in Endicott, New York, worked with 100 kids ages six to 19, all of whom were taking medication for ADHD. Fifty-one of the children were taught to practice biofeedback once a week. The technique, long used to treat ailments such as headaches, stress, and digestive disorders, teaches users to regulate physiological processes like brain waves and heart rate. In the study, the kids were taught the technique while hooked up to video games that responded to their brain activity; characters on the screen only moved when the children’s frontal lobes were engaged. They then practiced their brain-wave-altering activity while doing schoolwork. By the end of the year, all the children in the biofeedback group were able to reduce or eliminate the need for medication. (That wasn’t true for the 49 kids who weren’t taught biofeedback.) Their behavior and ability to concentrate also noticeably improved. “Biofeedback uses the same mechanism that’s in play when we learn to swim or ride a bike,” says Monastra. “It gives us positive feedback when our bodies are doing something right. It’s the opposite of nagging a kid when he’s not focusing, of saying, ‘Tommy, are you paying attention? Pay attention to me, son.’” For information about biofeedback, or to find a specialist near you, call the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback at 303.422.8436 or the Society for Neuronal Regulation at 800.488.3867.

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