ADD Counseling Baker LA

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms.

Ms. Dayle Malen
(225) 364-9995
Dayle Malen & Co, LLC6161 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Louisiana State University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beech Street

Mr. J Kimbrough Benson
(225) 364-9931
River City Psychotherapy4637 Jamestown Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, ADHD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Louisiana State University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Smith Brad J MD
(225) 774-7320
6516 East Myrtle Avenue
Baker, LA
 
John Kyle Schwab, MD
(225) 763-4900
6516 E Myrtle Ave
Baker, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1996

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Tolentino Froilan L MD
(225) 774-7320
6516 East Myrtle Avenue
Baker, LA
 
Family Therapy Clinic of Louisiana, LLC
(225) 369-0904
Family Therapy Clinic of Louisiana, LLC4980 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, ADHD, Sports Psychology, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Louisiana State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Dayle Malen
(225) 364-9995
Dayle Malen & Co, LLC9035 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Louisiana State University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Folse T'Lane M MD
(225) 774-7320
6516 East Myrtle Avenue
Baker, LA
 
Schwab J Kyle MD
(225) 774-7320
6516 East Myrtle Avenue
Baker, LA
 
Dr. John Kyle Schwab
(225) 763-4900
6516 E Myrtle Ave
Baker, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Practitioner's Corner - About Kids and Attention Disorders

Provided by: 

By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children can be quite challenging for the entire family: Kids who have it have a hard time concentrating, and their kinetic energy tends to exhaust everyone around them. The conventional approach to treatment relies primarily on stimulant drugs like Ritalin, but at our integrative clinic we try to use gentler therapies whenever appropriate.

Before starting down any treatment path, though, it’s crucial to have your child thoroughly assessed. (The best place to do this is at a child development center that’s part of a children’s hospital or academic medical center.) Lots of kids who are thought to have an attention disorder actually turn out to be suffering from depression, anxiety, or a learning disability; when these problems are treated, the symptoms that looked like attention problems often clear up.

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms. Another form, marked by an inability to focus, often doesn’t emerge until adolescence. Most children, however, suffer from a combined version of the disorder, which usually shows up between the ages of seven and 11.

Here are some of the questions we’re most frequently asked about attention disorders.

Q: My eight-year-old son has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is there any chance that changing his diet will make a difference?

A:
There have been quite a few “gold standard” studies supporting the idea that for certain kids, dietary changes can be a big help.

One type of diet (known as oligo- antigenic) is fairly radical; it eliminates ingredients that are thought to provoke allergies, including dairy, gluten, refined sugars, dyes, preservatives, and additives. A theory as to why this might make a difference has to do with a phenomenon called leaky gut syndrome. Normally, the intestinal lining serves as a good filtering system for proteins like those that trigger allergies. But in some people, the gut seems to have a sort of “leak” that allows these proteins to get into the bloodstream. At that point the immune system reacts, and this can contribute to behavioral problems.

The pure form of this diet is very restrictive and can be difficult to stick to. It allows only two types of meat (lamb and turkey), two types of starches (rice and potatoes), two types of vegetables (cabbage and carrots), and two fruits (apples and bananas).

A more practical approach might be to test potentially troublesome foods one at a time. Eliminate dairy, say, for three weeks to see if any significant changes occur. For most people, this approach is pretty doable, and there’s very little downside to trying it.

As a general guideline, I’d also suggest giving the child unprocessed and organic foods, to avoid contributing any a...

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