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A Symphony in the Brain:
The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback

by Jim Robbins

 


ADD; the 20 hour solution

by Mark Steinberg & Siegfried Othmer

From the Publisher
Attention Deficit Disorder and the Healing Effects of EEG Neurofeedback This new book by Mark Steinberg, Ph.D. and Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D. describes a powerful remedy for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in straightforward language that every reader will understand. The authors specialize in the use of EEG biofeedback techniques (also called neurofeedback) for the attention, behavior, mood, and learning problems of children and adults. ADD: The 20-Hour Solution explains everything that parents of children or adults with ADD or ADHD need to know about how neurofeedback techniques work. Read how they address the underlying problem and characteristics of ADD/ADHD, which must be corrected in order for symptoms to resolve. (ADHD is the formal designation reflecting that hyperactivity is an additional feature in this variant of the condition.) Drs. Steinberg and Othmer take readers through this method, which can improve the brainís ability to pay attention and regulate behavior. They outline a step-by-step process of finding and selecting a professional who offers the appropriate EEG neurofeedback services, and describe the process of resolving ADD safely and sensibly in only 20 hours, utilizing this innovative treatment method. They discuss how to monitor progress, and give specific criteria and methods for evaluating treatment success. This book will guide parents in how to talk to doctors, therapists, teachers, and others about ADD. It discusses other treatment interventions, and how they might complement neurofeedback. The book details what parents can do to support treatment, create effective environments, minimize stress and conflict, and get their child on-track to healthy adjustment and development. The authors also give specific procedures and examples of effective behavior modification suitable for children, particularly children with ADD. ADD: The 20-Hour Solution explains the self-healing capacities of the human brain and how it can learn or re-learn the self-regulatory mechanisms that are basic to its normal design and function. The authors define mental fitness and explain the role of EEG neurofeedback in bringing about tangible improvement for those struggling with ADD.

Product Details
Soft cover $14.95 plus shipping and handling.
ISBN 1-931741-37-9


Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD

by Daniel G. Amen "ADD may not make someone look different, but you can see it plainly if you know what to look for..."

Amazon.com Editorial Reviews
Hard, visual data make a compelling case for the existence of attention deficit disorder (ADD) in this pioneering work by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Using a nuclear medicine technique called "single photon emission computed tomography" (SPECT)--a controversial step, according to some of his peers--Dr. Amen scans patients' brains to identify various abnormalities. From more than 8,000 such studies and more than 12,000 patient evaluations, Dr. Amen concludes that six--not the formerly presumed two--different types of ADD exist. This book encompasses the full spectrum of Dr. Amen's work: from symptom identification to clinical evaluation, to diet and medication recommendations, to everyday strategies for living with ADD (whether the reader is a parent of an ADD child, or has been diagnosed with the disease.)

No stranger to the skepticism surrounding this topic, Dr. Amen begins with a list of dead-on myths (including "ADD is overdiagnosed") and surprising facts ("Many people with ADD are never hyperactive"). From this intriguing beginning flows a highly readable chapter on the signs and manifestations of ADD in all ages. Dr. Amen's full description of SPECT imaging includes multiple brain scan photos that nicely support his theories. But the most satisfying element of this well-researched presentation occurs in the final half of the book; here, Amen thoroughly explores the biological (diet, exercise, medication), psychological (from personal coaching to psychotherapy), and social support (parenting and school strategies) needed to heal each type of ADD. This book will prove a valuable tool for parents, adult sufferers, and medical professionals seeking practical support for managing this increasingly recognized condition. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Using breakthrough diagnostic techniques, Dr. Daniel Amen has discovered that there are six distinct types of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), each requiring a different treatment. With recommendations for prescription drugs, nutraceutical therapy, cognitive reprogramming, parenting and educational strategies, biofeedback, self-hypnosis and more, this revolutionary approach can lead sufferers of ADD to a normal, fully-functional life.

Product Details
Paperback: 421 pages
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group; 1st edition (June, 2002)
ISBN: 0425183270



Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates And What You Can Do About It

by Gabor Mate "UNTIL FOUR YEARS AGO, I understood attention deficit disorder about as well as the average North American doctor,which is to say hardly at all..."

Amazon.com Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
In one of the most comprehensive and accessible books about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Mat?, a Canadian physician and popular medical columnist, challenges many accepted notions about the condition, which afflicts more than three million children and a significant number of adults. An ADD sufferer himself, and the father of three children battling the disorder, Mat? discusses its origins and development, drawing on four years of study, research and patient interviews. Since its discovery in North America in 1902, ADD has been characterized by a poor ability to focus, deficient control of impulses and hyperactivity. Taking a maverick stance, Mat? doesn't believe it is purely a genetic condition, but rather one with a physiological component linked to culture and environment. He contends that it can stem from a variety of ordinary sourcesAfrom stress to marital woes, from school and peer pressures to substance abuseAcausing serious problems in academic achievement, employment and relationships. In chapters that include his patients' commentaries on the impact of ADD on their lives, Mat? discusses its symptoms, ADD in the classroom and effective ways parents can handle and treat the unruly behavior of children with the disorder. In the closing pages of this well-documented but sure-to-be-controversial book, he effectively hammers home his suspicions about the possible over-prescription of Ritalin and other drugs to control rather than heal children, and proposes that, in some cases, emotional support, patience and love can be more powerful remedies than chemicals. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Product Details
Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Plume Books; Reissue edition (August 1, 2000)
ISBN: 0452279631


 

RIGHT-BRAINED CHILDREN IN A LEFT-BRAINED WORLD: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR ADD CHILD

by Jeffrey Freed, Laurie Parsons "Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is described in current medical literature as a neurological syndrome that has three primary symptoms: impulsivity, distractibility, and hyperactivity or excess..."

Amazon.com Customer Reviews
Reviewer: Ahmad Tarmidzi "floydrose" (Singapore)
First of all, THANK GOD for Jeffrey Freed.... and all others who care to look into such matter with a great level of tolerance and understanding. I borrowed this book from a library and I will definitely buy a copy. Now I know that I'm not alone. The huge problem is to convince the majority of us to understand and accept the message that this book has in store. This world has definitely been left-brained and where I come from, it's no exception. Although I have thrived on being a right-brainer my whole life, I believe that only few of us have achieved a great deal by using our "right-brain" ability to our benefit. Again, it's another form of discrimination. Even our brains are coloured. It's not about a learning disability. It's really about teaching disability. This I strongly agree.

 

Product Details
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 21, 1998)
ISBN: 0684847930


Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey "Once you catch on to what this syndrome is all about, you'll see it everywhere..."

Editorial Reviews
Amazon.com
This clear and valuable book dispels a variety of myths about attention deficit disorder (ADD). Since both authors have ADD themselves, and both are successful medical professionals, perhaps there's no surprise that the two myths they attack most persistently are: (a) that ADD is an issue only for children; and (b) that ADD corresponds simply to limited intelligence or limited self-discipline. "The word disorder puts the syndrome entirely in the domain of pathology, where it should not entirely be. Although ADD can generate a host of problems, there are also advantages to having it, advantages that this book will stress, such as high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm, and they are completely overlooked by the 'disorder' model." The authors go on to cite Mozart and Einstein as examples of probable ADD sufferers. (The problem as they see it is not so much attention deficit but attention inconsistency: "Most of us with ADD can in fact hyperfocus at times.") Although they warn against overdiagnosis, they also do a convincing job of answering the criticism that "everybody, and therefore nobody" has ADD. Using numerous case studies and a discussion of the way ADD intersects with other conditions (e.g., depression, substance abuse, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), they paint a concrete picture of the syndrome's realities. Especially helpful are the lists of tips for dealing with ADD in a child, a partner, or a family member. --Richard Farr

Product Details
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Touchstone; Reprint edition (March 2, 1995)
ISBN: 0684801280


Ritalin Nation: Rapid-Fire Culture and the Transformation of Human Consciousness

by Richard Degrandpre "IN the 1950s we envisioned a promised land of halcyon days and pacific nights..."

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
As the diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADD) has increased among American children, many have begun to challenge the American Psychiatric Association's description and treatment of the problem, namely, that ADD is a disorder of the brain that can be resolved by the psychostimulant Ritalin. Citing prior reports on ADD and the effects of Ritalin, DeGrandpre, visiting professor of psychology at St. Michael's College in Vermont, argues that the effectiveness of Ritalin in treating ADD in no way proves that the disorder has a purely biological foundation. In fact, studies have shown that Ritalin improves the efficiency and attentiveness of children and adults?regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with ADD. Against the "biological" explanation of ADD, however, the author puts forward a cultural-historical critique, which identifies the modern, technological emphasis on speed as the cause of the increased sensory deficits among American children. What Ritalin use reflects, he argues, is "a temporal disturbance in human consciousness," one that "motivates an escape from slowness, thus keeping us forever in the grip of the hurried society. Unfortunately, the author's thesis is unsupported by any original research and is instead based on generalized observations and anecdotes about modern society and the trajectory of Western civilization. Ultimately, while this book may satisfy those who disparage technology, it will be of little help to the clinicians who struggle daily with the problem of hyperactivity in children.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Norton Pbk. Ed., Updated edition (May, 2000)
ISBN: 0393320251


The A.D.D. Nutrition Solution : A Drug-Free 30 Day Plan

by Marcia Zimmerman "What are attention deficits exactly and how do you know if you are suffering from them?..."

Editorial Reviews
From Library Journal
Nutrition-based therapies have been used effectively to treat a wide variety of health problems, ranging from PMS to cancer. In this helpful guide, clinical nutritionist Zimmerman discusses how diet therapy can provide long-term relief and even a cure for attention deficit disorder (ADD). During the past decade, the use of Ritalin, the drug most commonly prescribed for ADD, has risen 600 percent, but its effects are temporary and possibly harmful. Zimmerman's program for getting off medication involves eliminating allergic foods, additives, pollutants, and harmful fats and instead focusing on unprocessed, nutrient-rich meals supplemented with fatty acids, minerals, and vitamin co-enzymes. Her 30-day plan provides food charts and recipe ideas. This effective, natural approach, based on extensive research on the link between diet and brain function, will be greatly appreciated by parents of children diagnosed with ADD. Highly recommended for public libraries.AIlse Heidmann, San Marcos, TX
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Owl Books; 1st ed edition (June 7, 1999)
ISBN: 0805061282


Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

by Russell A. Barkley "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a developmental disorder of self-control..."

Editorial Reviews
Mary McDonald Richard, Student Disability Services, University of Iowa
Taking Charge of ADHD is an outstanding resource for parents of children with the syndrome currently known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In this book, Dr. Barkley and his colleagues have integrated their great compassion for families with the scientific authority for which they are known. Dr. Barkley guides parents in examining their foundational beliefs about parenthood, the nature of ADHD, and the principles and priorities that guide their actions. When he issues challenges, they are accompanied by advice and tools. For example, when emphasizing the importance of scientifically-validated information, he provides an abundance of clearly presented research findings and their applications in children's lives. Long-recognized as an outstanding parent educator from the podium, in his book, Dr. Barkley encourages, exhorts, and inspires parents to meet the challenges of raising children with ADHD.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details
Paperback: 321 pages
Publisher: The Guilford Press; Revised edition (September 1, 2000)
ISBN: 1572305606



Socially ADDept: A Manual for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities

by Janet Z. Giler "Children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities often make social mistakes..."

Editorial Reviews
Richard Lavoie, Producer
Eminently readable, this book belongs on your bookshelf...but will undoubtedly not spend much time there. It is a book that will be used and referred to often!

Book Description
Socially ADDept helps parents teach the hidden rules of communication to children who are having social problems. The manual is in a workbook format and guides parents through each topic through a series of exercises and suggested dialogue. Some of the topics covered are how to handle teasing, use appropriate body language, comprehend jokes and sarcasm, and join groups effectively. Socially ADDept is easy to read and use.

Product Details
Paperback: 166 pages
Publisher: C E S Continuing Education Seminars (April 25, 2000)
ISBN: 0966696921



Think Fast!: The Add Experience

by Thom Hartmann (Editor), Janie Bowman (Editor), Susan Burgess (Editor)

Book Description Editorial Reviews
Expert information on treatment plus the real-life everyday experiences of people with Attention Deficit Disorder presented in a format that can be read cover to cover or scanned for specific topics. This unique book is the first collection of expert opinions on ADD presented along with the experiences of ADD people from around the world.

From the Publisher
Thom Hartmann has written six books about ADD. His book, ADD: A Different Perception sold more than 100,000 copies. His remarkable evolutionary theory about ADD was profiled in Time magazine.

 

Product Details
Paperback
Publisher: Underwood-Miller; Book & CD edition (April 1, 1996)
ISBN: 1887424083



Ritalin-Free Kids: Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for ADHD and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems

by JUDYTH REICHENBERG-ULLMAN, ROBERT ND ULLMAN "ADHD is really more a collection of common features than one discrete group of symptoms that is inevitably present in each child (or adult) thought..."

Editorial Reviews
From Library Journal
As its title indicates, this book strongly argues against the use of the drug Ritalin in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD). The key to the authors' viewpoint lies in Chapter 3, headed "An Epidemic of ADD or a Matter of Overdiagnosis?" They point out that children, like the rest of us, live in "an extremely overstimulated society," with Nintendo replacing outdoor play, movies and TV stressing violence, and beepers providing instant and overly urgent communication. Children respond to the resulting stresses differently from adults and accordingly require different treatment. Because the authors are homeopathic physicians, they not unexpectedly prefer homeopathic solutions to the problem?a "whole person approach" that in some cases may be combined with traditional treatments. In any event, they make a reasonably convincing case for the idea that drugs can be both misapplied and overused and that chemical panaceas are not always the best answer. Recommended for public libraries.?Natalie Kupferberg, Ferris State Univ. Lib., Big Rapids, Mich.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product Details
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 2nd Rev edition (September 28, 2000)
ISBN: 0761527699


Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder Without Drugs

by Robert W. Hill, Eduardo Castro "Just like religion and politics, everybody has an opinion on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), from the woman who cares for the plants in our offices..."

Reviews
Reviewer:Ali Hashemian "Ali Hashemian, Ph.D." (Walnut Creek, CA)
Too often parents might suspect something is not quit right with their child's attention, focus, and impulse control without knowing why. And all too often the medical doctors are willing to diagnosis by prescription, lets try this medication if he improves then this is what he had. This is an excellent resource with a very comprehensive checklist to help parents understand all facts about their child's behaviors as well as an excellent reference for available options, from medication to toxicity testing to alternative and more effective treatment than medication. Before condemning your child to a life long regiment of taking medication at leats know the facts. Also an excellent book for any medical practitioner that is willing to actually read the endless research and case studies showing how non-medical treatment are actually proving more effective than medication without any of the negative side effects.

Product Details
Paperback: 285 pages
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company (May 1, 2002)
ISBN: 1571742549


Biofeedback, Third Edition: A Practitioner's Guide

Editors by Mark S. Schwartz, Frank Andrasik

 


Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback

editors by James Evans and Andrew Abarbanel

 


 

ADD/ADHD Behaviour-Change Resource Kit

by Grad L. Flick

stratgies and activities for helping children with attention deficits



 

All about AD/HD

by Mark Selowitz

 


 

AD/HD; recognition and Realities"

by Geoff Kewley

 



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