ADHD-THE WRONG DIAGNOSIS
Dr. Mary Ann Block, top-selling author of No More ADHD, No More Ritalin and No More Antibiotics and international expert on attention and behavior problems, refutes the very existence of the ADHD diagnosis stating that many undiagnosed health and learning problems can cause the symptoms and can be successfully treated without psychiatric drugs. Dr. Block is an outspoken critic of the dangers of psychiatric drugging of children. She travels the world speaking to public and professional audiences about safer and more effective non-drug treatments for children with attention and behavior problems.
EVERY CHILD DESERVES A THOROUGH EXAMINATION
In her practice, Dr. Block sees thousands of children from all over the world who have been damaged both physically and psychologically by the ADHD label. Prior to seeing Dr. Block, most of these children never had a thorough medical exam to rule out any health problems causing the symptoms before they were labeled ADHD and given psychiatric drugs These drugs carry many risks. Dr. Block has seen countless children who have suffered frightening side effects from these drugs prior to coming to The Block Center.
SIDE EFFECT OF DRUGS USED FOR ADHD
Amphetamine-type drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall and Dexedrine and the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Luvox and the new selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors can cause serious side effects. These can include seizures, cardiac problems such as arrhythmias, hypertension, heart failure and even death. These drugs can also cause emotional symptoms such as psychosis, agitation, aggression, hostility, anxiety and hallucinations. Parents can find complete information about the side-effects of each drug in the drug insert from the pharmacist or in the Physician's Desk Reference, a book that can be found at the library.
UNDERLYING HEALTH AND LEARNING PROBLEMS
After Dr. Block completes a comprehensive history and medical exam, she often uncovers a variety of underlying health and learning problems that were overlooked by other doctors. Dr. Block has seen, time and time again, the attention and behavior problems resolve after treating the identified health issues. The most common causes of attention and behavior problems that Dr. Block finds in her practice are undiagnosed allergies and food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, low blood sugar, learning differences, gastrointestinal problems, thyroid problems and other chronic health problems.
DR. MARY ANN BLOCK'S APPROACH
Dr. Block`s approach is to look for and treat, whenever possible, the underlying causes of the health problem instead of covering the symptoms with drugs.
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