What Experts Say

I strongly recommend Dr. Newmark's book to all parents, relatives, and friends of children with ADHD, as well as the teachers, doctors, and other professionals who work with them. Before going to the pharmacy, we can use an integrative approach to help these children succeed and fulfill their true potential. Dr. Newmark tells us just how to do that.
— Dr. Andrew Weil

Dr. Newmark has finally crafted the book that I have long been wishing for: a wonderful self-help guide for parents looking for a thoughtful and science-based natural approach to treating ADHD. This integrative/holistic style reduces or eliminates the need for stimulant medications and offers sound advice about diet, sleep, nutrients, herbs and other key modalities. The book radiates a balanced wisdom that comes so rarely from practicing physicians today..
— Scott Shannon, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; author of Please Don’t Label My Child; editor of Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

If I had one book to read about ADHD, this is it. It is well-written, practical and filled with the uncommonly good common sense of an experienced and compassionate clinician with fair-minded and rigorous reviews of the state of the science.
— Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Integrative Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics, Social Science Health Policy, and Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Study says limiting TV & video games boosts attention

There’s new evidence that both video games and television watching are associated with ADHD.

A new study in the Journal “Pediatrics” looked at both 6 to 12 year olds and college age kids. It found that greater use of either television or video games was associated with a higher risk of ADHD.

This is the first study to include the video games aspect; a number of previous studies have linked TV and ADHD. This study actually indicated that these electronic media caused ADHD to be worse, and were not just were a result of kids who already had ADHD using them too much. (Pediatrics 126:214-221 N2 August 2010)

Bottom Line: Limit TV and video games as much as possible. Your child’s brain will thank you in the end!

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