ADD & ADHD
Learning & Effective Parenting
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), which includes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a disorder affecting the central nervous system. ADD is the fastest growing childhood disorder in the U.S., reportedly affecting 9-10% of all school-aged children.
Many adults today live with ADD and have never been diagnosed. People with this disorder often have low self-esteem, are inpatient, and do not adapt well to change.
What Causes ADD & ADHD?
Factors that have been linked to the development of ADD/ADHD include heredity, anxiety, food and other allergies, environmental stress or pollutants, artificial food additives, and lead poisoning.
- Food or other allergies
- Environmental stress
- Artificial food additives
- Lead poisoning
The good news is that with diagnosis and treatment, the symptoms of ADD/ADHD can be substantially decreased and quality of life can be improved. Dr. Baten offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and ADD/ADHD coaching to help patients develop strategies and achieve success.
The treatment goals are to reduce symptoms of attention problems, hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity, and to emphasize the role of a healthy diet, devoid of preservatives, processed sugars, and dyes and salicylate.
Dr. Baten helps patients and parents of children with ADD or ADHD to learn to identify “problem” foods and introduce new enjoyable foods and nutrients to decrease those symptoms.
Involving Parental Effectiveness Training
Parents are trained and guided to use practical methods for handling common everyday behavior problems, as well as several behavioral modification techniques for controlling conduct disorders.