ADD Counseling Hixson TN

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. Sidonna Bright
Private Psychiatric Outpatient
(423) 596-0365
427 E. Fifth St., Ste. 102 Chatt. Tn. 37403 1717 James Blvd. Signal Mtn.Tn.
Chattanooga, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,RPT, CGP, Dip-FC, CCDV
Licensed in Tennessee
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Ab
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Twins, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Dolcelyn Imperio Zackrison
(706) 403-0493
Ringgold Therapy Group7831 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Alliant International University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. James M Richardson Jr
(717) 812-3040
Hixson, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Nita W Shumaker
(423) 874-0125
1039 Executive Dr
Hixson, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Data Provided by:
Marc Vincent Courts, MD
(423) 842-4700
6518 Harbor View Dr
Hixson, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

Data Provided by:
Dr. Michael Kavkewitz
(423) 273-5756
6727 Heritage Business Court
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, ADHD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Georgia
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Marian G May
(423) 877-4591
4519 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Data Provided by:
Becky Sue Mc Mahan, MD
(423) 877-4591
4519 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

Data Provided by:
Dr. David Lawrence Neall
(423) 877-4591
4519 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Carroll Corina F MD
(423) 877-4591
4519 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN
 
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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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