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

Brain Scans diagnosing Autism, but not ADHD

A new study in England uses Brain Scan to diagnose autism (but not ADHD).

Researchers in England used super-sophisticated MRI techniques to distinguish the brains of people with autism from those of people without autism.

The test is very sensitive: if you had autism the the brain scan had a 90% chance of picking it up.

However it was also specific: if an average Joe got the scan and it was positive there was still less than a 20% chance he or she had autism.

What I found interesting is that this scan could not distinguish ADHD people from non-ADHD, which is known to create distinctions in the brain.  

What should you do?  Nothing. I just thought it was interesting. Someday these type of scans may be of more help.

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