ADHD Treatment Taylorsville NC

Foods contain active ingredients that essentially work like opiate-like peptides that can change mood and behavior. Managing symptoms of ADHD requires stabilizing blood sugar levels and feeding the brain the right foods (complex carbohydrates and protein) at the right times (every three to five hours).

Richard David Selman, MD
(828) 632-1331
PO Box 909
Taylorsville, NC
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1972

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Suzanne Russ Yoder, MD
(828) 324-8191
219 44th Ave NW
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1993

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Melinda Maria Cadet, MD
744 46th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1988

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David W Bell IV, MD
(336) 667-5151
1008 14th Avenue Dr NW
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1995

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Jacob Woodrow Whitener, MD
(828) 256-3700
3020 N Center St
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1990

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James T Barker, MD
(434) 924-0000
6016 Buckskin Dr
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry
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David Watterson Branyon, MD
(336) 667-5151
200 2nd St NW
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Frye Reg Med Ctr, Hickory, Nc
Group Practice: Piedmont Treatment Ctr

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Sarah Peters, MD
(828) 324-9900
24 Second Ave
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Med Coll For Women, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Catawba Mem Hosp, Hickory, Nc; Frye Reg Med Ctr, Hickory, Nc
Group Practice: Hickory Psychiatric Ctr

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Rigardy P Munoz, MD
(828) 324-8191
PO Box 2445
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983
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Hospital: Frye Reg Med Ctr, Hickory, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Treatment Assoc

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(828) 324-9900
24 2nd Ave NE Ste 201
Hickory, NC
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Psychiatry, General Practice
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1959
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Hospital: Frye Reg Med Ctr, Hickory, Nc
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By Amy Paturel

From the time he was 15 months old, Shaun Barton exhibited behaviors that went far beyond standard attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He banged his head against the wall, he hit, he kicked, he screamed. By age 2, he became so violent he couldn’t be in the same room with other kids, claims Shaun’s mother Lisa Barton. “He would attack anyone—bigger, smaller, it didn’t matter.” The culprit? His diet.

Foods contain active ingredients that essentially work like opiate-like peptides that can change mood and behavior, says Dana Laake, MS, RD, co-author of The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook (Fair Winds Press, 2006). Take the obvious a.m. sugar and java jolt, for example. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone, ADHD or not, who doesn’t lack focus a few hours after a Krispy Kreme and coffee breakfast. For the 3 to 5 percent of children who have ADHD, however, the repercussions of a poor diet are much more severe than in children without attention difficulties. The trick, claim experts, is to learn which foods impact your child positively and which send him into a hyperactive tailspin.

A solid base
Managing symptoms of ADHD requires stabilizing blood sugar levels and feeding the brain the right foods (complex carbohydrates and protein) at the right times (every three to five hours). Unfortunately, the typical American child eats nothing but deep-fried foods, mac ’n’ cheese, and bread, claims Laake—all of which send blood sugar levels soaring and give their little brains too much glucose to chew on at once. In a child with ADHD, whose brain is less efficient at sending and receiving messages, that becomes a recipe for disaster.

A child uses more than half of the dietary glucose she breaks down to process information in the brain. To keep blood sugar levels in check, and attention focused, children with ADHD need a steady supply of energy from a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.

“Every meal should have protein—fish, poultry, meat, eggs, beans, nuts, or seeds—even dairy products, if they’re tolerated,” says Laake. So instead of loading your child with carbohydrates for breakfast (think waffles drowned in syrup), spread peanut butter on toast, or add ground flaxseeds to quick breads. Better yet, send him to school with a couple of hard-boiled eggs and a banana or give him granola with plain yogurt for breakfast on the go. The combination of protein and fiber-rich carbohydrates will maintain steady blood sugar levels and keep your child alert.

Magnesium matters

In addition to sugar overload, many children lack vital nutrients like magnesium, vitamin B6, and essential fatty acids. Of particular concern is magnesium, since studies show that when a child’s brain doesn’t get enough of the mineral, neural transmissions suffer, causing ADHD-like symptoms such as hyperactivity, restlessness, and irritability.

And their beloved snacks—processed treats and sodas—get part of the blame. Food-manufacturing t...

Author: Amy Paturel

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