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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. Pamela Olsen
(208) 534-5799
2180 Ironwood Center Drive
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Depression, Attention Deficit (ADHD), health coaching for life-style chan
Qualification
School: Duquesne University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Alliance

Dr. Cheri Kathleen Savage
(864) 457-7000
4001 W Lennox Loop
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Thomas R Rau
(208) 667-0585
700 W Ironwood Dr Ste 102
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Pediatrics

Toelle Stanley A MD
(208) 667-5483
1607 Lincoln Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Christopher James Moon, MD
(208) 765-5543
203 N Bruce Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Boise Pediatrics

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Mr. Dan Hanks
(208) 714-4717
Cultivation Counseling118 N. 7th Suite C-6
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Idaho
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Cheri Kathleen Savage, MD
(864) 457-7000
4001 W Lennox Loop
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2002

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Sakai Linda MD
(208) 765-5457
950 West Ironwood Drive
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Affiliated Internal Medicine
(208) 664-8944
700 West Ironwood Drive Suite 234
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Coats Michael E MD
(208) 667-5536
2022 North Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
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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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