ADHD Alternative Medicine Milwaukee WI

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.

Mohammad S A Mallick, MD
(414) 226-4040
950 N 35th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1982

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Muhammad Mian, MD
1834 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1984

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Carol J Mullen, DO
1020 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1992

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Phillip Lawrence Stein, MD
(414) 219-4606
1020 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1958

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Charles Michael Grade, MD
1020 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1989

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Vani Ray, MD
(414) 219-5000
1020 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jeffrey Robert Zigun, MD
(414) 445-2020
5325 W Burleigh St # 200
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Community Mem Hosp, Menomonee Fls, Wi; St Josephs Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; Froedtert Mem Lutheran Hosp, Milwaukee, Wi
Group Practice: Comprehensive Neuropsych Svcs

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Manuel Posadas Ramos, MD
(414) 257-7431
2435 W Wisconsin Ave Apt 204
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1971

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Norton Lewis Zarem, MD
(414) 272-2523
1020 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1961

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Victoria Lewin Fetter, MD
(416) 344-4673
2040 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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