ADHD Alternative Medicine Northport AL

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.

James Clark Pilkinton, MD
(205) 826-3225
15379 Pecan Dr
Northport, AL
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1998

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Kenneth Robbins Hall, MD
(205) 759-0291
200 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Hill Crest Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Bryce Hosp, Tuscaloosa, Al

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Carlos Eugenio Berry, MD
(205) 554-3568
830 Lynn Oaks St
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1981

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Hewitt Fitts Ryan Sr, MD
(205) 554-2000
17 Lauderhill
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1958

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Kamal Abdel Hamid Nagi, MD
(205) 758-1995
150 Rice Mine Rd N Ste B
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Kasr El Aini Fac Med Cairo Univ, Cairo (915-02 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1957

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Michael Lazarescu, MD
(205) 759-0640
Northport, AL
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1952

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Donna La Faye Davis, MD
971 Fairfax Park Ste F
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Timothy Stephen Baltz, MD
(205) 345-1600
1915 6th St
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1983
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Hospital: D C H Reg Med Ctr, Tuscaloosa, Al; D C H Rehabilitation Pavilion, Northport, Al
Group Practice: Bryce Hospital

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Fe Anastacio Yumul, MD
200 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL
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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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James E Morris, MD
(205) 345-5556
8401 Briar Ridge Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1953

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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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