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A Re-Examination of ADD/ADHD and Childhood Behavior Concerns: A Systems-Based Holistic Approach to Addressing ADD and ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) Symptoms and Behaviors

Presented by Jed Shlackman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Miami, Florida. Jed has previously worked in Miami-Dade Public Schools and with the agency PsychSolutions in Coral Gables, gaining extensive experience counseling children and families coping with ADD/ADHD concerns. Jed has worked in the Miami area as a therapist since 1997 and has extensive experience and expertise in addressing ADD/ADHD issues in a safe, natural, and holistic manner. Jed presently works in private practice in Miami, Florida, offering outpatient therapy in the Kendall/South Miami area as well as on-site therapy and phone consultations. Jed is a member of Positive Alternative Therapies In Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he studied psychology and school counseling.

The subject of ADHD and its treatment has been one of ongoing debate, though there is a mainstream "establishment" model of ADHD treatment which is based on flawed assumptions and is discredited upon honest analysis of the range of research that is available on the topic of ADHD/ADD treatment. A report described in 2009 by a Washington Post article relates that "New data from a large federal study have reignited a debate over the effectiveness of long-term drug treatment of children with hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorder, and have drawn accusations that some members of the research team have sought to play down evidence that medications do little good beyond 24 months. The study also indicated that long-term use of the drugs can stunt children's growth." This report merely scratches the surface of the misdirection and corruption of the ADHD/ADD treatment establishment. Not only is there compelling evidence of the hazards of drug treatments and their inability to generate any lasting benefits, but there have been systemic efforts to ignore and downplay findings about the effectiveness of alternative treatments and therapies and the role of various psychosocial and biochemical stressors in fostering cognitive and behavioral difficulties. If you are looking to learn about ADHD treatment without medications then you have a great opportunity to learn more by exploring the resources you'll find here. There is no cost for you to educate yourself. This holistic, in-depth approach to these issues offers real solutions and healing - shifting consciousness, energy, and lifestyle patterns provides keys to healing and well-being. Only with a meaningful, multi-dimensional understanding of a phenomenon can we adequately address it. If you have a child exhibiting the symptoms associated with ADD or ADHD or if you are an adult experiencing difficulties associated with these patterns, there is a lot that can be done to foster improvement.

ADD, ADHD, ADDH, Attention Deficit Disorder - Counseling, Therapy, and Natural, Alternative Treatments in Miami, South Florida

By thoroughly examining this topic, it is intended that the public may become aware of the following concerning patterns of behavior commonly labeled ADD or ADHD

- Understand these behaviors as often indicative of difficulties with self-regulation and balancing.

- Recognize that the mind and body are an integrated feedback system.

- Learn to decode this feedback rather than merely suppressing the behaviors for convenience.

- Value the individual's self-healing instincts and coping skills.

- Understand how stressors and traumas can lead to reactions of hypervigilance or scattered attention (overstimulated nervous system and adrenal glands)

- Recognize how lack of nurturance can lead to reactions of excessive stimulation-seeking behaviors

- Learn how nurturing the body, enhancing family relationships, and managing stress help restore balance and resolve ADD/ADHD symptoms.

- Recognize that stress is a quality of experience that can be triggered by anything that disrupts routine or threatens the sense of balance and well-being within an individual or system.

- Identify potential benefits of the following:

> Physical Exercise

> Massage, Bodywork, & Energywork

> Oriental Movement Arts

> Nutrition

> Detoxification

> Family bonding

> Neurofeedback

> Energy Psychology

> Nurturing creativity

> Light and Sound

> Relaxation & Stress Management

- Understand how the interaction of the individual with his/her environment shapes brain development and brain activity.

- Conceptualize ADD/ADHD functioning as part of a continuum of functioning that tends to be fostered or augmented by an individual's reaction to certain types of environmental variables - not a "disorder" pre-ordained by genetics or any other specific factor.

- Recognize how behavioral and pharmacological interventions may impair emotional development and maturation if used in place of interventions suited to building internal locus of control and coping skills.

- Examine how current major approaches to "managing" ADD/ADHD symptoms may perpetuate the underlying patterns within the individual and the environment that give rise to the dysfunctional behaviors, regardless of short term success in suppressing symptoms.

- Recognize how mental health diagnoses are based upon subjective comparisons to social norms rather than upon an objective definition of "disorder."

- Examine assumptions inherent in common efforts to get individuals to conform or adapt to social demands and the role of individuality in society.

- Understand how the standard methods of diagnosing and categorizing behaviors often limit the practitioner's ability to analyze the circumstances surrounding the client's state of functioning as well as the ability to recognize the range of interventions that are likely to facilitate positive growth and transformation in the client.

- Generate hypotheses and examine existing research about the comparative effects of interventions, focusing on identifying which approaches are likely to produce permanent or lasting resolution of disturbances.

Click here to download the introductory draft of a book in progress ADHD Book

If you would like to gather with others seeking education and support for addressing attention deficit ADD/ADHD issues you may contact this clinician at If there is sufficient interest, a group forum will be provided to help those seeking holistic ways of addressing ADHD support one another and explore available resources; holistic methods can be explored with or without concurrent conventional therapies. This practitioner has no affiliation with national organizations that focus on ADHD, while members of any ADHD-related organizations in S. Florida are welcome to participate in forums and exchange ideas and information on this topic. Anyone who is a child psychologist or pediatric psychiatrist in the Miami area would be encouraged to contribute to these discussions so that we can all learn from one another's experience and research. If your child has been labeled as ADD or ADHD you may wish to seek assistance from experienced professionals in helping address these concerns in ways that are safe and empowering. Jed Shlackman, LMHC is also available to share with existing groups on the topic of holistic approaches to ADHD. Call 305-259-0013 for a consult.

WWW/Internet Resources

  • Peter Breggin, M.D. - Critical Analysis Of Psychiatry

  • Dr. Breggin on psychiatric medications and children

  • Neurologist Fred Baugham, Jr., M.D. - ADHD Fraud Allegations

  • ADHD Help Site

  • Brain Balance, Heavy Metal Toxicity, & Safely Healing ADHD and Autism/ASD

  • The Block Center: No More ADHD

  • Mind Freedom Coalition

  • CBS News: Mind-Body Therapies Used To Help Children With Stress, ADHD

  • Healing Arts

  • Attention Development Resources with Dr. Brian Sheen

  • Holistic wellness for ADD & ADHD addresses emotions, elements, and environment

  • Acclaimed Doctor & Author Gabor Mate, M.D., on Stress, ADHD, Addictions, & The Destruction of American Childhood

  • Transforming The Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach

  • ADHD: A Path To Success

  • Heart Math Foundation

  • 3 Steps To Conquering ADHD

  • The Tomatis Method

  • Hemi-Sync: Monroe Institute & Brainwave Entrainment

  • Chinese Medical Psychiatry

  • EEG Spectrum Neurofeedback

  • True Hope For Mental Illness

  • ADD & ADHD Advances: Healing The Child You Love

  • Alternative Mental Health

  • Dr. Laura Thompson & Clinical Nutrition

  • Doris Rapp, M.D. - Children, Allergies, & Environmental Hazards

  • Novus Research: Brain Research & Products

  • International Coalition For Drug Awareness

  • Gary Null Health Resources

  • Gwen Olsen - Rx Reformer

  • International Advocates For Health Freedom

  • Orthomolecular Medicine

  • University Of Miami Touch Research Institute

  • Edu-Kinesthetics Brain Gym

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Institute Of Noetic Sciences

  • Energy Psychology

  • ADD Solutions

  • Synaptol: Homeopathic ADD/ADHD Formula

  • Field Control Therapy

  • Heart Math: Technology & Resources For Physical & Emotional Health

  • Heart Tuner: Heart Coherence, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback & Life Force Measurement

  • Neuromodulation Technique, The Feinberg Technique

  • Emotional Freedom Technique

  • The Brain Store - Educational Resources

  • PubMed: Medline Research Abstracts

  • Thom Hartmann's Web Site & Books

  • ADHD Alternative Approaches - @ Shirley's Wellness Cafe

  • Tuning Fork Sound Therapy For ADHD

  • Brain Balance Centers

    Useful & Relevant Books

    Diet, Nutrition, & Alternative Medicine Approaches

    A Dose Of Sanity, by Sydney Walker III M.D. (John Wiley & Sons, 1997)
    3 Steps To Conquering ADD-ADHD, by Jon Bennett (MS Word File)
    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)
    Victory Over ADHD, by Deborah Merlin (Healthy Living Publications, 2009)
    Nutrition And The Mind, by Gary Null, Ph.D. (Seven Stories Press, 1996)
    Gary Null's Mind Power: Rejuvenate Your Brain and Memory Naturally, by Gary Null, Ph.D. (New American Library, 2005)
    Poisoned For Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill, by Philip & Alice Shabecoff (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010)
    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)
    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

    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)
    Saints And Madmen: How Pioneering Psychiatrists Are Creating A New Science Of the Soul, by Russell Shorto (Henry Holt & Co., 1999)
    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)

    Other Views Of ADHD & ADD

    Thom Hartmann's Complete Guide To ADHD, by Thom Hartmann (Underwood Books, 2000)
    The Edison Gene: ADHD And The Gift Of The Hunter Child, by Thom Hartmann (Inner Traditions, 2003)
    Healing A.D.D., by Daniel Amen, M.D. (Berkley Pub. Group, 1st Edition, 2002)
    The Myth Of The A.D.D. Child: 50 Ways To Improve Your Child's Behavior & Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, Or Coercion, by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. (E P Dutton, 1995)
    Twelve Effective Ways To Help Your ADD/ADHD Child: Drug-Free Alternatives For Attention-Deficit Disorders, by Laura J. Stevens

    Education & Learning Issues

    The Paradigm Conspiracy: How Our Systems Of Government, Church, School, & Culture Violate Our Human Potentials, by Denise Breton & Christopher Largent (Hazelden, 1996)
    Beyond Discipline: From Compliance To Community, by Alfie Kohn (Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1996)
    Brain Based Learning, by Eric Jensen (Brain Store Inc, Revised Edition, 2000)
    The Passionate Learner : How Teachers And Parents Can Help Children Reclaim The Joy Of Discovery, by Robert L. Fried (Beacon Press, 2002)
    Teaching The Restless : One School's Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach To Helping Children Learn And Succeed, by Chris Mercogliano (Beacon Press, 2004)
    Teaching Children To Love, by Doc Lew Childre, (Planetary Publications, 1997)
    Toward The Thinking Curriculum: Current Cognitive Research (Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development, 1989)
    Educating Oppositional And Defiant Children, by Philip S. Hall, Nancy D. Hall (Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development, 2003)
    The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon [1st Edition], by David Elkind, Ph.D. (Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1981)
    The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon [3rd Edition], by David Elkind, Ph.D. (Perseus Publishing, 2001)
    Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It, by Jane M. Healy (Touchstone Books, 1999)
    Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, by John Taylor Gatto (New Society Publishers, 2002)
    The Exhausted School: Bending the Bars of Traditional Education, by John Taylor Gatto (Berkeley Hills Books, 2002)
    A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling, by John Taylor Gatto (Berkeley Hills Books, 2000)
    Educating Your Child in Modern Times: Raising an Intelligent, Sovereign, & Ethical Human Being, by John Taylor Gatto & Hamza Yusuf Hanson (Alhambra Productions, 2003)

    Parenting Approaches

    Ritalin Is Not The Answer, by David B. Stein, Ph.D. (Jossey-Bass, 1st Edition, 1999)
    Unraveling The ADD/ADHD Fiasco: Successful Parenting Without Drugs, by David Stein, Ph.D. (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001)
    Transforming The Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach, by Howard Glasser, M.A. & Jennifer Easley, M.A. (Children's Success Foundation, 1999)
    Winning Cooperation From Your Child!: A Comprehensive Method To Stop Defiant And Aggressive Behavior In Children, by Kenneth Wenning (Jason Aronson; Revised Edition, 1999)
    The Explosive Child: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, by Ross W. Greene (HarperCollins; 2nd Edition, January 2001)
    Intuitive Parenting: Listening To The Wisdom Of Your Heart, by Debra J. Snyder, Ph.D. (Beyond Words/Atria, 2010)

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    Electrophysiological Evidence of Intuition: Part 1. The Surprising Role of the Heart. Rollin McCraty ; Mike Atkinson ; Raymond Trevor Bradley. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 133-143, February 2004.

    Measuring Effects of Music, Noise, and Healing Energy Using a Seed Germination Bioassay. Katherine Creath ; Gary E. Schwartz The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 91-101, February 2004.

    Quanta and Coherence Effects in Water and Living Systems. Cyril W. Smith. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 69-78, Feb. 2004.

    Bioinformation Within the Biofield: Beyond Bioelectromagnetics. Glen Rein. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Vol. 10, No. 1, 59-68, Feb. 2004.

    Assessing Biophysical Energy Transfer Mechanisms in Living Systems: The Basis of Life Processes. Konstantin Korotkov ; Berney Williams ; Leonard A. Wisneski. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Volume 10, No. 1, 49-57, Feb. 2004.

    Consciousness and Quantum Information Processing: Uncovering the Foundation for a Medicine of Light. Bruce D. Curtis ; J.J. Hurtak. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Volume 10, Number 1, 27-39, Feb. 2004.

    Healing with Water. Masaru Emoto. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 19-21, Feb. 2004.

    Science and Healing: From Bioelectromagnetics to the Medicine of Light. Implications, Phenomena, and Deep Transformation. Kim A. Jobst. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Volume 10, Number 1, 1- 5, Feb. 2004.

    The Practitioner as Medicine. Elizabeth G. Sutherland ; Cheryl K. Ritenbaugh. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Volume 10, Number 1, 13-15, Feb. 2004.

    Wisdom, Knowledge, and Information: Have We Lost Our Way in Our Understanding and Practice of Medicine? Kakkib li'Dthia Warrawee'a. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Volume 10, No. 1, 9-11, Feb. 2004.

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    Study Advises Against Drugs for Children in Depression, by Gardiner Harris, New York Times, April 9, 2004.

    FDA Sat on Report Linking Suicide, Drugs, by Elizabeth Shogren, Times Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2004.,1,2908070.story

    Cannabis 'Scrips to Calm Kids?, By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, FOX News, April 20, 2004.,2933,117541,00.html

    Drug firms 'hid risks to children,' by David Derbyshire, Science Correspondent, The Daily Telegraph UK, April 23, 2004.

    Pharmaceutical companies accused of manipulating drug trials for profit, by Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor, The Independent UK, April 23, 2004.

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    Mind drugs may hinder recovery, by Robert Whitaker, USA Today, March 4, 2002, P.13A.

    Kids' illnesses baffle researchers: More children then ever are contracting asthma, autism and other maladies, prompting plans for a major study to find the causes, by Tom Webb, St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 26, 2004.

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    Influence of supplementary vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids on the antisocial behaviour of young adult prisoners: Randomised, placebo-controlled trial, C. Bernard Gesch, CQSW, University Laboratory of Physiology, University of Oxford, UK, Sean M. Hammond, Ph.D., Department of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland, Sarah E. Hampson, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Anita Eves, Ph.D., School of Management Studies for the Service Sector, University of Surrey, UK, Martin J. Crowder, Ph.D. The British Journal of Psychiatry (2002) 181: 22-28.

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    The Chill Pill Kids. Liam McDougall, The Sunday Herald (UK), Nov. 21, 2004.

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    Delving into mind over matter, by Claire Smith, The Scotsman, Dec. 3, 2004.

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    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.

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    Diagnosis: ADHD - Or Is It Trauma?

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