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

Is it Really ADHD?

There are a number of other medical or learning problems that can be mistaken for ADHD. It is very important to obtain an evaluation from a professional who has the time and skill to sort these out. Here are some of the most common:

Learning Disabilities – The child who has, for example, dyslexia, may act [...]

It’s Old News, But New Study Links Pesticides to ADHD

Pesticides are linked to ADHD by research, as well as other conditions.

A new study in the journal Pediatrics shows that children with higher levels of pesticides in their urine have a higher chance of having ADHD. This is not news to me, as there have been previous studies showing this link. My book covers environmental [...]

Antipsychotic Drug Use Doubles in 2-5 year olds.

Has mental illness really doubled in children 2-5 in the past 8 years? Our use of medication has.

Just when I thought that the over prescription of psychiatric drugs could not get any worse there comes a new study from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(January 2010) that shows the [...]

There is so much more we can do to help children with ADHD.

If you have a child with ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms, there is a good chance that I can help your child feel better, behave and concentrate better, and lead a healthier, happier life – naturally.

That’s why I specialize in treating children with ADHD, that’s why I wrote a book and that’s why I’m blogging – to get [...]

Why is ADHD on the Rise?


Ritalin Use in the US

If you’ve been an adult for awhile, it’s likely that you could tell me a story about how you never heard of ADHD when you were growing up, and now you might be diagnosed with ADHD yourself, or have a child with ADHD, or at least know or know of several people [...]