ADHD Alternative Medicine Millington TN

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.

Charles Thomas Rhodes Jr, MD
(901) 725-0027
4220 Meade Lake Rd
Millington, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn

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Lupo T Carlota Jr, MD
Arlington, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1960

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Syed A Rahim, MD
(901) 448-4567
1952 N Glenhome Dr
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kenneth Frank Tullis, MD
(901) 382-0450
5158 Stage Rd Ste 120
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Charter Lakeside Behavioral He, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Charter Lakeside Behavioral

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Lester Clay Holman, MD
(901) 680-9205
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965

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Carl Maclin Da Cunha, MD
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Fed Do Maranhao, Centro De Cien Da Saude, Sao Luiz, Ma, Brazil
Graduation Year: 1980

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Mark Thomas Mason, MD
(901) 384-8040
3173 Kirby Whitten Rd Ste 104
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1995

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Louis Douglass King, MD
5564 Sweet Gum Dr
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1975

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Anthony Wade Jackson, MD
6605 Stage Rd
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1991

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James Herbert Turner, MD
(901) 372-4545
6570 Stage Rd Ste 140
Bartlett, TN
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1952

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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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