Beth Greer interviews Dr. James Greenblatt, MD, an integrative child psychiatrist with 30 years experience providing integrative, natural treatments for ADHD in children and teens. In his latest book, Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD, Dr. Greenblatt discusses how his practice taught him that ADHD is a medical disorder in which genetic, neurological, nutritional and environmental factors imbalance the brain which then causes imbalanced behavior, and he outlines effective integrative therapies for treating it.
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Dr. Greenblatt is Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services at Walden Behavioral Care in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He lectures throughout the US and Canada on integrative therapies for mental health and is the author of six books including his latest, Finally Focused, describing integrative therapies for ADHD.
In this interview, you will learn:
- How effective is our current medical model for treating ADHD?
- What alternatives are available?
- What is the role of nutrition and diet in ADHD?
- There was supposed to be a ban on chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide that harms kids’ brains. But the EPA is reversing that ban. Research has linked the pesticide to nervous system damage, behavioral problems, autism, ADHD and lower IQs in young children whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy. How exactly do pesticides effect ADHD?
- Artificial food dyes and their effect on ADHD?
- How many physicians are trained in integrative psychiatry?
- What impact do magnesium and soft drinks have on ADHD?
- How can people find out more information about integrative psychiatry and ADHD?
- Does he believes is the role for medications in the treatment of ADHD?
- His experience with neurofeedback and psychotherapy for the treatment of ADHD?
- The one supplement that he recommends to every parent with a child with ADHD?
- His experience with adults with ADHD? Are the treatments the same?
- Information about use of stimulants on college campuses?
- What role does exercise and being out in nature have on the condition?
Resource: Integrative Medicine for Mental Health www.IMMH.org
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