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A Holistic Approach To Understanding And Healing Autism, ASD, & Related Developmental Disorders

Welcome! Those seeking therapy, coaching, and consultations for assisting with autism/ASD recovery may contact Jed Shlackman, LMHC, C.Ht. at (305) 259-0013. Before calling please read the contents of this page and educate yourself about autism/ASD and holistic approaches to treatment and healing.

By thoroughly examining this topic, it is intended that the public may become aware of the information and resources described below concerning patterns of functioning that have been labeled as autism and other autistic spectrum disorders.

- There appears to be a pattern of dysfunction related to ancestral family psychosocial issues that gets passed down through the mother's lineage (mitochondrial DNA) to create a vulnerability to neurological impairment triggered by environmental exposures. Genetic corruption appears to play a significant role in autism/ASD, and researchers such as Dr. Leonard Horowitz and Sol Luckman have generated theories and data to explain how vaccinations may foster the genetic corruptions and the body's disorder-provoking methods of attempting to neutralize the compromised cells. One psychosocial therapy that has been used to assist in healing ancestral issues is family constellations therapy, which can address issues over multiple generations using psychodrama and role play

- Autism has been described by some researchers as a situation where there is an overly "masculine" imprint on the brain and lack of certain feminine qualities that foster social connection and emotional awareness. Autism prevalence is much higher among boys, which suggests that males have a higher vulnerability to these issues since they are strong in masculine qualities but not in feminine qualities. Since we all need to develop both masculine and feminine qualities, the impairment of the more feminine traits of nurturing, empathy, and social connection makes it difficult for the autistic individuals to share their strengths with society. According to Dr. Boyd Haley, there is research that has shown how testosterone heightens vulnerability to mercury toxicity, which is one biological factor that helps explain why boys are much more susceptible to conditions such as autism and ADHD.

- One interesting case that Jed has become aware of involves a dramatic recovery from autism in a child who received stem cell treatment. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells which can access programs to create any cell form in the body - they can tune in to the genetic blueprint that exists beyond any pattern of genetic corruption, and there are ways we can all enhance our natural stem cell production.

Existing research shows how DNA is merely an interface between fields of information and conscious to interact with the biophysical realm. Consciousness regulates genetic patterns and genetic expression rather than DNA/genetics being the causal level of these patterns. The field of epigenetics, widely discussed in Dr. Bruce Lipton's The Biology Of Belief and the new film The Living Matrix, contributes a much broader understanding of the role of genes in life processes than the outdated genetic theories that still dominate much of medical research focus.

- One prevalent trigger for autistic spectrum disorders has been childhood vaccinations. The number of shots children receive has increased dramatically in recent decades, in concert with an exponential increase in autism cases - non-vaccinated populations do not show the rapid rise in autism that has occurred in vaccinated populations. Unbiased research has shown significant connections between vaccines and autism, as well as mechanisms for how the vaccines trigger the metabolic problems in the body.

- Although mercury thimerosal used as a vaccine preservative has been the publicized focus of explaining how vaccines may trigger autism, it is just one of multiple factors present in administering vaccines that is a common hazard. Other vaccine ingredients are also toxic compounds that can foster disease when the body fails to detoxify these substances. Additionally, there is substantial evidence that vaccines sometimes trigger autoimmune reactions which impair digestive processes and cause other types of damage in the body. Autistic children are often unable to break down milk and wheat proteins, causing those foods to become toxic to them and trigger brain impairment. For that subset of autistics, major improvement occurs with a gluten free/casein free (GFCF) diet. Other gastro-intestinal disturbances are also common and are consistent with known biological issues involving the "gut-brain" connection. Poor digestion leads to a variety of nutritional imbalances that are very common with autistic children. Juvenile diabetes is also becoming more prevalent and may be triggered by autoimmune damage to the insulin producing gland in the pancreas.

- Electromagnetic fields appear to be a significant factor in autism, and with the proliferation of smart meters, WiFi, cell phones, tablets, and other modern EM radiation sources, those who are sensitive are experiencing major adverse effects. Dr. Klinghardt has provided good suggestions for reducing EMF exposure.

- Effective treatments for autism have included diets that restrict foods which the individual has an allergic or toxin-producing response to. Also, enzyme and probiotic supplementation to help rebuild natural digestive functioning. Chelation and nutritional aids to detoxification of heavy metals from the body have helped many improve or even recover from autism. Oxygen therapy and Infrared light therapies have also assisted with the detoxification process.

- Sensory Integration & therapies that help children become grounded physically and connected socially can help ameliorate autistic tendencies. On a soul level/energetic level, children with autism and other common neuro-developmental challenges are typically very sensitive and not well-grounded to the physical reality of Earth and human society. They are easily overwhelmed and unable to cope with their environment.

- The only mechanism they have developed to cope with the fear/anxiety that arises within them is to retreat into their internal reality and non-physical frequencies. As part of this retreat from their social surroundings they may also engage in repetitive behaviors to calm and soothe themselves. These children are actually potentially quite gifted in certain areas and may be able to access intuitive information and awareness more easily than the norm. Their hypersensitivity needs to be balanced by helping them be more grounded. Stabilizing their energy fields with energetic therapies and helping them develop a feeling of safety in their environment will help to alleviate autistic tendencies. Once these children become grounded and better connected with their social environment they will have much to share with society since they are naturally tapped in to higher realms of information and consciousness. As we help them they will be able to help us, contributing insights and ideas to our society that will help us break out of old dysfunctional patterns and paradigms.

- Many children with autism, aspergers, ASD, and ADD/ADHD are identified by intuitives and metaphysicians as "indigo," "crystal," or "rainbow" children due to the distinct appearance of their energy fields. They are seen as wayshowers for our planetary society's future. Yet, just as they have much to show others, there are things they need to learn and integrate to help them grow and evolve toward greater balance. Their gifts to society will be extremely limited if the symptoms of their impaired adjustment to Earth civilization are merely suppressed with drugs and superficial behavioral therapies. They need true healing help and guidance to assist them in fulfilling their potential.

- Other beneficial therapies include energetic allergy/food sensitivity clearings (such as NAET, NMT, NET, EFT, and other techniques), craniosacral therapy, reiki/energy healing, and transpersonal/psychic/shamanic healing to resolve soul and ancestral patterns that have contributed to the current condition. Stephanie Marohn's book on autism covers this very wide spectrum of biomedical and holistic therapeutic interventions, and is a highly recommended read.

- Neither the government authorities nor pharmaceutical industry have any interest in acknowledging the medical and environmental hazards which are contributing to autism... the government is responsible for promoting these hazards through compulsory vaccination laws and does not wish to recompense those who believe they have been harmed - there is a relatively modest federal fund which has paid out for a limited amount of claims, as any excuse to attribute vaccine injury to some other cause is typically offered by medical personnel and the government. Drug companies would be exposed to massive litigation if the government and medical research community admitted the injurious nature of vaccines... also, if people stopped using vaccines and became healthier the drug companies would lose profits and maybe not even be able to afford to lobby or financially influence government officials to support their business interests or to shower doctors with gifts to entice them to prescribe their products. I share this information and these views due to my certainty of the overall accuracy of these resources and committment to sharing truth rather than being accepted or approved by the medical establishment. Your health and your child's health is more important to me than my status in the mainstream health care system or my financial gain. I encourage everyone to research the relevent topics themselves - there are many resources listed below that can be explored by any layperson or healthcare provider. It is actually well known that scientific and medical research fields are heavily influenced by fraud and unscientific practices that serve financial pressures and professional egos rather than a search for truth - and many of those who engage in the corrupt practices are in denial about their own unethical behavior even while they tend to report seeing others doing it. Thus, we have a duty to ourselves to question scientific and professional censensus and examine contrasting viewpoints and information so that we can draw our own conclusions without coercion.

- Throughout history it has been heretics who fuel progress. Those with views that challenge the existing doctrines and consensus are often those who are not afraid to question assumptions and who are able to see things from a more complete perspective than most others. Our society faces challenges generated by the level of consciousness that has created those problems. To heal or resolve the issues that face us we must rise to a higher level of understanding and consciousness - to paraphrase Albert Einstein, we can't solve problems from the level of thinking that created them. You each have the right to your own opinion, and as Benjamin Franklin once stated, "if everyone is thinking alike then no one is thinking."

- Denial of inconvenient truths is not a solution, it only leads to further suffering and dysfunction. In order to progress we have to accept responsibility for what we have created and learn from the consequences. If we are afraid of facing the implications of unpleasant facts then we are powerless to foster change. We are given the opportunity to forgive ourselves and others for any perceived errors or misdeeds and then shift our focus to the present where we have the power to take action to promote healing.

This page is created by Jed Shlackman, LMHC, who is a mental health counselor and holistic healthcare practitioner in the Miami, Florida area. Jed offers consultations and therapies to help support healing for autism and many other health concerns. The information on this page and on any links provided is for educational purposes and does not constitute medical advice or replace the care provided by your physician or other qualified health care providers. Please discuss your specific cases or concerns with your health care provider.

WWW/Internet Resources

  • Autism Research Institute
  • Safe Minds
  • National Autism
  • Generation Rescue
  • Autism One
  • Dr. Klinghardt on Autism - Multi-Level Healing
  • Huge Archive Of Research & Documents On Vaccinations & Autism
  • Gary Null, Ph.D. & Richard Gale - Overview Of Fraud Techniques In Vaccine Research & PR - Vaccines Are Not Safe Or Effective
  • Heal Autism Now
  • Thoughtful House - Autism Info
  • Talk About Curing Autism
  • Autism Media
  • Family Constellations And Autism
  • Hellinger's Family Constellations & Autism
  • Childhood Shots & Autism Info
  • American Chiropractic Autism Board: Hope For Autism & BioNutritional Recovery Resources
  • Vaccines Revealed Documentary Series
  • The Truth About Vaccines Documentary Series
  • The Vaccine Illusion: How Vaccination Compromises Our Natural Immunity
  • 14 Studies On Vaccine-Autism Connection Analyzed
  • 2011 Study: Vaccinated Children Have 2 to 5 times more diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children
  • Age Of Autism
  • Autism File
  • University of Pittsburgh Study Shows Vaccines Trigger Autistic Symptoms In Monkeys
  • GAPS (Gut & Psychology Syndrome) And Autism
  • Dr. Mercola's Interview On GAPS Transcript (pdf)
  • Autism: Made In The USA
  • CD/MMS Autism with homeopath Kerri Rivera
  • Autism Road To Recovery Blog
  • Dr. Mark Hyman: Can Autism Be Cured?
  • Dr. Mark Hyman: Why Current Autism Thinking Is Wrong
  • Autism Alternative
  • Autism Research: The Geier Story
  • Key Researcher Involved In Covering Up Vaccine-Autism Link Disappears In Denmark Amidst Fraud Investigation
  • NaturalPedia Review Of Vaccine-Autism Reports
  • Uninformed Consent: Vaccines & The Autism Epidemic
  • Vaccines & Autism Coverup - History & Evidence
  • Master Chronological Analysis Of The Vaccine Paradigm
  • How ElectroMagnetic Pollution May Contribute To Autism [PDF]
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Explains & Denounces Autism-Vaccine Link Coverup (MSNBC)
  • Dr. Tent, DC, ND, Ph.D. explains the growing autoimmune illness epidemic and connection to vaccinations
  • RFK Jr. & David Kirby: Vaccine Autism Debate Continues
  • Kaizen Recovery Center, Davie FL
  • N.O. H.A.R.M. - Natural Options For Healing & Reclaiming Medicine - Healing Autism
  • Video: Are Vaccines Safe?
  • Are Vaccines Safe? Website
  • Vaccine Presentation by Dr. Russell Blaylock
  • Peter Breggin, M.D. - Critical Analysis Of Psychiatry
  • Life Sciences Center
  • Life Sciences Center Autism Findings
  • The Tomatis Method
  • Vaccine Truth Resources
  • Lethal Injection: The Story Of Vaccination (Science, History, & Politics Of Vaccines)
  • Flu Shots: Critical Analysis & Research Reviews
  • Gary Null, Ph.D. Testifies To NY Assembly Exposing Fraud & Criminality Of Vaccine Manufacturers
  • Leading Edge Research Group: Vaccines Alter DNA
  • Vaccines Altering/Corrupting Human DNA & Triggering Disease (repost of above item)
  • Zeolite Autism Study
  • Waiora: Natural Cellular Defense, Zeolites, & Detoxification
  • Autism, Thimerosal, & Liquid Zeolites
  • New Independent 2009 Study By Non-Profit Confirms Mercury-Vaccine Autism Link
  • USA Today - Autism Linked To Familial Vulnerability To Autoimmune Disease (Which Is What Vaccines Trigger, As Autoimmune Processes Can Foster Neurological Impairment AND Can Be Reversed If Recognized!)
  • Vaccines Trigger Silent Brain & Organ Damage Due To Blood Flow Disruption
  • Neuropsychiatrist - What You Were Never Told About Vaccines
  • Vaccine Poisoned Child Experiences Full Recovery From Autism Following Natural Detox
  • Vaccine Causing Brain Damage? Dr. Moulden on WPTV (NBC 5), Palm Beaches
  • Alternative Autism Testimonials - Healing Hands
  • Reiki For Autism
  • Information/Energy Medicine Autism Resources
  • Calcium Bentonite Clay Baths For Cleansing & Chelation, Support Autism Recovery
  • Autism - Interesting Recovery Story & Explanation Involving Genetics, Archetypes, & More
  • Neuromodulation Technique Autism Success Testimonials
  • Dr. Carley On Immune System Damage By Vaccines
  • Dr. A True Ott Article On History Of Vaccine-Induced Pandemics
  • Health Freedom Blog: Dr. Howenstine's Article On The Vaccine Paradigm
  • WAVE: World Association For Vaccine Education
  • The Gut & Mental Illness [Major Issue With Autism]
  • Mind-Stim - Tomatis Frequencies
  • Current Research Shows SSRI Drugs Aggravate Autistic Symptoms
  • True Hope For Mental Illness
  • A Holistic Analysis Of Autism Treatment
  • Alternative Mental Health
  • Past Life Issues Associated With Autism
  • Autism: The God Connection, & other spiritual insights on autism
  • A Spiritual Perspective On Autism - Spiritual Connection vs. Physical Grounding
  • Sonic Reiki's Metaphysical Healing With Autism
  • Mother & Child Immune Pathway Dominance & Autism
  • Edgar Cayce's Readings Give Guidance For Symptoms Associated With Autism
  • Dr. Laura Thompson & Clinical Nutrition
  • Doris Rapp, M.D. - Children, Allergies, & Environmental Hazards
  • Therapies For Kids With Neurological Damage
  • Novus Research: Brain Research & Products
  • International Coalition For Drug Awareness
  • Healthy Child Resources
  • Gary Null Health Resources
  • Orthomolecular Medicine
  • Body Ecoogy Natural Autism Solution
  • Neuromodulation Technique
  • University Of Miami Touch Research Institute
  • Edu-Kinesthetics Brain Gym
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Health Pyramid
  • Institute Of Noetic Sciences
  • Energy Psychology
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • PubMed: Medline Research Abstracts
  • Academic Research & Consulting: ADHD Research & Exercise Intervention

    Useful & Relevant Books

    Diet, Nutrition, & Alternative Medicine Approaches

    Natural Medicine Guide To Autism, by Stephanie Marohn
    Healing The New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, And Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program For The 4-A Disorders, by Kenneth Bock, M.D. & Cameron Stauth
    Children With Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D.
    Maximum Solutions For ADD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism, by Ted Broer
    Healing Our Autistic Children: A Medical Plan For Restoring Your Child's Health, by Julie Buckley, M.D.
    Healing And Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide, by Jenny McCarthy & Jerry Kartzinel, M.D.
    Autism: The Journey Back, Recovering The Self Through Heilkunst
    Healing The Symptoms Known As Autism, by Kerri Rivera
    Vaccine Safety Manual For Concerned Families And Health Practitioners, by Neil Z. Miler
    Vaccines: Are They Really Safe And Effective?, by Neil Z. Miller
    A Dose Of Sanity, by Sydney Walker III M.D. (John Wiley & Sons, 1997)
    Immunization: The Reality Behind The Myth (2nd Edition), by Wallene James
    A Shot In The Dark, by Harris Coulter & Barbara Loe Fisher
    Vaccines: What CDC Documents and Science Reveal, Sherri Tenpenny, D.O. (DVD Video)
    How To Raise A Healthy Child In Spite Of Your Doctor, by Robert Mendelsohn, M.D.
    The Vaccine Guide, by Randall Neustaedter, OMD
    Poisoned For Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill, by Philip & Alice Shabecoff (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010)
    The Food-Mood-Body Connection: Nutrition Based & Environmental Approaches To Mental Health & Physical Well-being, by Gary Null (Seven Stories Press, 2000)
    Disease Prevention And Treatment, 4th Edition, by Life Extension Foundation (Life Extension Media, 4th Edition, 2003)
    Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, Published by The Burton Goldberg Group (Ten Speed Press, 2nd Edition, 2002)
    Your Miracle Brain, by Jean Carper (HarperCollins, 1st Edition, 2000)
    Help For The Hyperactive Child: A Good-Sense Guide For Parents Of Children With Hyperactivity, Attention Deficits & Other Behavior And Learning Problems, by William G. Crook, M.D. (Professional Books, 1991)
    Ritalin-Free Kids: Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for ADHD And Other Behavioral And Learning Problems, by Robert Ullman, N.D. & Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, N.D., M.S.W. (Prima Lifestyles, 2nd Revision Edition, 2000)
    The A.D.D. Nutrition Solution, by Marcia Zimmerman, C.N. (Owl Books, 1999)
    Nutrition And The Mind, by Gary Null, Ph.D. (Seven Stories Press, 1996)
    Raising Children Toxic Free: How To Keep Your Child Safe From Lead, Asbestos, Pesticides, & Other Environmental Hazards, by Herbert Needleman, M.D., & Philip Landrigan, M.D. (Avon, 1995)
    Nutrition And Mental Illness: An Orthomolecular Approach To Balancing Body Chemistry, by Carl C. Pfeiffer (Inner Traditions, 1988)
    No More ADHD: 10 Steps To Help Improve Your Child's Attention & Behavior Without Drugs, by Dr. Mary Ann Block (Block Books, Updated Edition, 2001)
    Getting Rid Of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder Without Drugs, by Robert W. Hill, Ph.D. & Eduardo Castro, M.D. (Hampton Roads Pub. Co., 2002)
    The Brain Chemistry Diet : The Personalized Prescription For Balancing Mood, Relieving Stress, & Conquering Depression, Based On Your Personality Profile, by Michael Lesser, M.D. (Putnam Pub. Group, 2001)
    The Crazy Makers: How The Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains & Harming Our Children, by Carol Simontacchi (J. P. Tarcher, 2001)
    Carbohydrate Addicted Kids, by Dr. Richard Heller & Dr. Rachael Heller (HarperCollins, 1998)
    Algae To The Rescue: Everything You Need To Know About Nutritional Blue-Green Algae, by Karl J. Abrams (Logan House, 1997)
    Edible Microalgae: A Review Of The Health Research, 3rd Edition, by Jeffrey Bruno, Ph.D. (Center For Nutritional Psychology Press, 2001).
    The Safe Shopper's Bible : A Consumer's Guide to Nontoxic Household Products, by David Steinman & Samuel S. Epstein (John Wiley & Sons,1995)
    Tune Your Brain: Using Music To Manage Your Mind, Body, And Mood, by Elizabeth Miles (Berkley Books, 1997)

    Criticisms Of Medications & Neurobiological Theories

    Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How & Why To Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications, by Peter Breggin, M.D. (Perseus Publishing, 2000)
    Toxic Psychiatry, by Peter Breggin, M.D. (St. Martin's Press, 1994)
    Talking Back To Ritalin, by Peter Breggin, M.D. (Perseus Publishing, Revised Edition, 2001)
    The Hyperactivity Hoax, by Sydney Walker III, M.D. (St. Martin's Press, 1998)
    Pharmacracy: Medicine And Politics In America, by Thomas Szasz (Praeger Pub., 2001)
    Blaming The Brain: The Truth About Drugs And Mental Health, by Elliot S. Valenstein, Ph.D. (The Free Press, 1998)
    Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations and a World Gone Crazy, by Bruce Levine (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003)
    Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood, by Sami Timimi (Brunner-Routledge, 2002)

    Consciousness, Healing, & Modern Physics

    The Presence Of The Past: Morphic Resonance & The Habits Of Nature, by Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. (Inner Traditions, Reprint Edition, 1995)
    Beyond The Quantum, by Michael Talbot (Bantam Books, 1988)
    The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot (Perennial, 1992)
    The Self-Aware Universe, by Maggie Goswami, Amit Goswami (J.P. Tarcher, 1995)
    The Hidden Messages In Water, by Masaru Emoto (Beyond Words Publishing, 2004)
    The True Power Of Water, by Masaru Emoto (Beyond Words Publishing, 2005)
    The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn (University of Chicago Press, 3rd Edition, 1996)
    The Conscious Universe, by Dean Radin, Ph.D. (HarperCollins, 1997)
    The Field: The Quest For The Secret Force Of The Universe, by Lynne McTaggart (Quill, 2003)
    Miracles Of Mind: Exploring Non-Local Consciousness & Spiritual Healing, by Russell Targ, Ph.D. & Jane Katra (New World Library; 2nd edition, 1999)
    The Living Energy Universe, by Gary Schwartz & Linda Russek (Hampton Roads Pub Co., 1999)
    The High Performance Mind, by Anna Wise (J. P. Tarcher, 1997)
    Healing Beyond The Body: Medicine And The Infinite Reach Of The Mind, by Larry Dossey, M.D. (Shambhala, 2001)
    Power Vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants Of Human Behavior, by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. (Hay House Inc., 2002)
    Awakening Intuition, by Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., Ph.D. (Harmony Books, 1998)
    Anatomy Of The Spirit, by Caroline Myss, Ph.D. (Harmony, 1996)
    Energy Medicine In Therapeutics And Human Performance (Energy Medicine in Therapeutics & Human Performance), by James L. Oschman, Ph.D. (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003)
    Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis Of Bioenergy Therapies, by James L. Oschman, Ph.D. (Churchill Livingstone, 2000)
    Science And Human Transformation: Subtle Energies, Intentionality And Consciousness, by William A. Tiller, Ph.D. (Pavior Publishing, 1997)
    Primary Perception: Biocommunication With Plants, Living Foods and Human Cells, by Cleve Backster
    Vernetzte Intelligenz [Interlaced Intelligence], by Grazyna Fosar & Franz Bludorf (Omega Verlag Bongart-Meier Erscheinungsdatum, March 2001)
    The Quantum Brain: The Search For Freedom And The Next Generation Of Man, by Jeffrey Satinover (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001)
    The Power Of Intention, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (Hay House, 2004)
    Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, by Candace B. Pert, Ph.D. (Scribner, 1999)
    Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine, by Wayne B. Jonas, M.D. (Churchill Livingstone, 2002)
    Virtual Medicine, by Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby (Thorsons Pub., 1999)
    Science And The Akashic Field: An Integral Theory Of Everything, by Ervin Laszlo (Inner Traditions, 2004)
    The Spiritual Dimension Of Therapeutic Touch, by Dora Kunz With Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N. (Bear & Co., 2004)
    Intuitive Parenting: Listening To The Wisdom Of Your Heart, by Debra J. Snyder, Ph.D. (Beyond Words/Atria, 2010)

    Online Items, News & Journal Articles On Other Childhood Mental Health Issues

    Castaneda R, Lifshutz H , Galanter M, et al: An empirical assessment of the self-medication hypothesis. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2:180-184, 1994

    Khantzian EJ: The self-medication hypothesis of addictive disorders: focus on heroin and cocaine dependence. American Journal of Psychiatry 142:1259-1264, 1985

    Volkow ND, Wang G-F, Fowler JS, et al: Dopamine transporter occupancies in the human brain induced by therapeutic doses of oral methylphenidate. American Journal of Psychiatry 155:1325-1331, 1998

    Reid MS, Hsu Jr K, Berger SP: Cocaine and amphetamine preferentially stimulate glutamate release in the limbic system: studies in the involvement of dopamine. Synapse 27:95-105, 1997

    Saine, Deb: Placebo study indicates lower doses may effectively treat ADHD. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry, UNC News Services, May 3, 2003

    Schnoll R, Burshteyn, Cea-Aravena J.: Nutrition in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a neglected but important aspect. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback, 2003 Mar; 28(1): 63-75.

    Pelsser LM, Buitelaar JK: Favourable effect of a standard elimination diet on the behavior of young children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a pilot study. [Dutch] Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd, 2002 Dec 28; 146(52): 2543-7.

    Ramanathan G, White GE: Attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder: making a case for multidisciplinary management. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2001 Spring; 25(3): 249-53.

    Arnold LE, Pinkham SM, Votolato N. Does zinc moderate essential fatty acid and amphetamine treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2000 Summer; 10(2): 111-7.

    Dykman KD, Dykman RA. Effect of nutritional supplements on attentional-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Integr Physiol Behav Sci. 1998 Jan-Mar; 33(1): 49-60. Mannatech Inc., Coppell, Texas 75019, USA.

    Breakey J. The role of diet and behaviour in childhood. J Paediatr Child Health. 1997 Jun; 33(3): 190-4.

    Rippere V. Food additives and hyperactive children: a critique of Conners. Br J Clin Psychol. 1983 Feb; 22 Pt 1: 19-32.

    Schmidt ME, Kruesi MJ, Elia J, Borcherding BG, Elin RJ, Hosseini JM, McFarlin KE, Hamburger S. Effect of dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate on calcium and magnesium concentration in hyperactive boys. Psychiatry Res. 1994 Nov; 54(2): 199-210.

    Starobrat-Hermelin B, Kozielec T. The effects of magnesium physiological supplementation on hyperactivity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Positive response to magnesium oral loading test. Magnes Res. 1997 Jun; 10(2): 149-56.

    Field TM, Quintino O, Hernandez-Reif M, Koslovsky G. Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder benefit from massage therapy. Adolescence. 1998 Spring; 33(129): 103-8.

    Chan E, Rappaport LA, Kemper KJ. Complementary and alternative therapies in childhood attention and hyperactivity problems. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2003 Feb; 24(1): 4-8.

    Uhlig T, Merkenschlager A, Brandmaier R, Egger J. Topographic mapping of brain electrical activity in children with food-induced attention deficit hyperkinetic disorder. Eur J Pediatr. 1997 Jul; 156(7): 557-61.

    Whalen CK. ADHD treatment in the 21st century: pushing the envelope. J Clin Child Psychol. 2001 Mar; 30(1): 136-40.

    Hinshaw SP, Owens EB, Wells KC, Kraemer HC, Abikoff HB, Arnold LE, Conners CK, Elliott G, Greenhill LL, Hechtman L, Hoza B, Jensen PS, March JS, Newcorn JH, Pelham WE, Swanson JM, Vitiello B, Wigal T. Family processes and treatment outcome in the MTA: negative/ineffective parenting practices in relation to multimodal treatment. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2000 Dec; 28(6): 555-68.

    Diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). NIH Consensus Statement. 1998 Nov 16-18; 16(2): 1-37.

    Harding KL, Judah, RD, Gant CE. Outcome-based comparison of Ritalin versus food supplement treated children with AD/HD. Alt Med Review 2003, 8(3): 319-330.

    Sharav VH. Children in clinical research: a conflict of moral values. Am J Bioeth. 2003 Winter; 3(1): W-IF 2.

    Teter CJ, McCabe SE, Boyd CJ, Guthrie SK. Illicit methylphenidate use in an undergraduate student sample: prevalence and risk factors. Pharmacotherapy. 2003 May; 23(5): 609-17.

    Poulin C. Medical and nonmedical stimulant use among adolescents: from sanctioned to unsanctioned use. CMAJ. 2001 Oct 16; 165(8): 1039-44.

    Lynskey MT, Hall W. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and substance use disorders: Is there a causal link? Addiction. 2001 Jun; 96(6): 815-22.

    Borcherding BG, Keysor CS, Rapoport JL, Elia J, Amass J. Motor/vocal tics and compulsive behaviors on stimulant drugs: is there a common vulnerability? Psychiatry Res. 1990 Jul; 33(1): 83-94.

    Fuchs T, Birbaumer N, Lutzenberger W, Gruzelier JH, Kaiser J. Neurofeedback treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: a comparison with methylphenidate. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2003 Mar; 28(1): 1-12.

    Taylor, John D., Ph.D. The Algae AD/HD Connection: Can Blue Green Algae Be Of Help With Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder? http://www.adhdoutreach.com/Tayloradhd.htm

    Sornson, Robert O. Using Binaural Beats to Enhance Attention. http://www.hemi-syncsource.bigstep.com

    Guilfoyle, George, Ph.D., Carbone, Dominic, Ph.D. The Facilitation of Attention Utilizing Therapeutic Sounds. http://www.hemi-syncsource.bigstep.com

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    Attention Deficit Disorder - A Different Perception, by Thom Hartmann. http://www.wholefamily.com/aboutyourkids/thom_hartman.html

    Researchers Urge Caution on Ritalin-Cancer Link Finding Despite FDA concerns, Texas scientists say their study was only preliminary, by Amanda Gardner, HealthDay Reporter, July 1, 2005. http://www.healthday.com/view.cfm?id=526657

    Drugs 'of no benefit' to hyperactive children, National Library for Health (UK), Nov. 13, 2007. http://www.library.nhs.uk/childhealth/ViewResource.aspx?resID=273553

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