ADD Counseling Granger IN

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.

Dr. Darley Monday Emenim
Granger, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Rita M Cortese
(574) 273-4959
51891 Quail Valley Dr
Granger, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Tyra Denee Gaylord, MD
(574) 271-7295
15446 Regis Ct
Granger, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of South Bend, South Bend, In; St Josephs Med Ctr, South Bend, In

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Daniel Eric Brier, MD
(574) 234-9555
Granger, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1988

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Cynthia Lynn Y Pascual, MD
(574) 256-9032
51280 Carrigan Way
Granger, IN
Specialties
Family Practice, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1984

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Sibel Toper, MD, FAAP
(708) 763-0679
15490 Stony Run Trl
Granger, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1995

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Rita M Cortese, MD
(574) 273-4959
51891 Quail Valley Dr
Granger, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Ancona, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Ancona, Italy
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Logansport State Hosp, Logansport, In
Group Practice: Pediatric Advocates

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Dr. Olufemi O Okanlami
(219) 247-0809
51310 Shamrock Hills Dr
Granger, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Anna M Simpson O'Reggio, MD
(574) 243-0111
6913 N Main St
Granger, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr. Frances Doyle Dwyer
(407) 644-4844
Granger, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Practitioner's Corner - About Kids and Attention Disorders

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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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