ADHD Diet Sebring FL

Here is a truth about the parents of a child with a disability: We are relentless. Nothing fuels determination like listening to your child cry herself to sleep at night, or hearing her ask, yet again, if she'll ever be able to talk like other kids.

Lila Segade Lugaro, MD
(863) 314-4357
125 W Center Ave
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De La Republica, Fac De Med, Montevideo, Uruguay
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mark Alan Ashby, MD
(813) 626-4335
2561 US Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1985

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Fredesvinda Jacobs-Alvarez
928 Se Lakeview Dr
Sebring, FL
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Mark Ashby
1346 Us 27 N
Lake Placid, FL
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Luis A Herrero MD
(727) 587-9009
4 Southwind Dr
Belleair Bluffs, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology

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L Jane Macdonnell, MD
(863) 385-5179
1558 Lakeview Dr
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1989

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Laurence Edward Wildrick, MD
(863) 699-1133
9018 Placid Lakes Blvd
Lake Placid, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1957

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Thomas Fennell
1763 Us Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Karl D Jones MD
(727) 525-1134
5800 49th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology

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EMILY LAZAROU, MD
(813) 374-0171
3030 N ROCKY POINT DRIVE, WEST
TAMPA, FL
Business
LA COOP, PA
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology, FORENSIC GENERAL ADULT
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: NONE
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Residency Training: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Medical School: UT SAN ANTONIO HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER, 2002
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AMA FMA HCMA
Languages Spoken: English

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The ADHD Diet

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By Melanie Haiken

The day my daughter refused to eat even her favorite food—peanut butter and honey on toast—was the day I lost it. Bursting into tears, I pulled open the medicine cabinet and swept all three of the medications she was taking into the trash.

Linnea, then seven, had spent the previous year on three different powerful psychotropic drugs, one after the other, as we waged a desperate battle to control her stuttering and the facial tics that went with it. Not only did the medications (a tranquilizer, a blood pressure drug prescribed off-label, and an antidepressant) leave her tics as rampant as ever, they caused a host of side effects including depression, lethargy, and an almost complete loss of appetite.

Always a skinny girl, Linnea had become thinner and thinner, at one point dropping below 50 pounds. And I had become a drill sergeant, standing over her while she tried to eat, alternately commanding and cajoling as I measured the circumference of her tiny arms with my eyes. Instead of the medications controlling her tics, it seemed that her tics were controlling us.

So into the wastebasket went the bottles of clonazepam and clonidine and desipramine, and off I went into full research mode. There must be something out there, I thought, that can help my daughter without wreaking such havoc on her young body.

The Search Begins
Here is a truth about the parents of a child with a disability: We are relentless. Nothing fuels determination like listening to your child cry herself to sleep at night, or hearing her ask, yet again, if she’ll ever be able to talk like other kids. Doctors and schools characterize us as demanding and difficult—yep, it’s true. We will do anything—anything—to help our suffering children lead a normal, happy life. And yes, this dedication makes us easy targets for all the hucksters and charlatans out there touting the latest miracle in a bottle. But it also makes us powerful advocates, unshakable in our pursuit of the breakthrough that might make all the difference to the child we love.

It had been a long road up to this point. Linnea first started stuttering when she was just three, and the problem has become progressively more severe, characterized by what are called complete blocks—when her throat closes up and she gets trapped in a tense, tight-throated silence. As she struggles to get her words out, she goes into a multitude of tics—grimacing, blinking, throwing her head to one side. It is disconcerting and disturbing; even those who love Linnea dearly sometimes have to avert their eyes when she is trying hard to talk.

Shortly after the peanut butter incident, I sat down at my computer, cruised some email newsgroups, and discovered a vast and hugely knowledgeable resource: my fellow parents of kids with behavioral disabilities. I quickly learned from these dedicated people that there are nondrug treatments that can make a real difference for children with disorders like Linnea’s. It was a vas...

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