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Posted by Sue Persons on January 18, 2000 at 10:31:37:

In Reply to: 9 year old ADD? posted by Cyndi on January 17, 2000 at 19:30:13:

According to Dr. Greenblatt's tapes an ADD person's theta waves in the brain are more active than the beta waves. The beta waves are what keeps us focused. He has studied a food supplement which helps to decrease the theta wave activity allowing the person to focus more. This supplement is non-toxic and is a super antioxidant. Our 4yr. old takes it for an asthmatic type cough. She hasn't had her cough since last June. It has lowered my dad's blood pressure and cholesterol. Back to ADD, I personally know a couple people who do use it for ADD and do NOT take medications. If you would like more information please email me at [email protected]

: We just visited our pediatrician for a physicial and to discuss my child's inability to focus at school, daydreaming, etc. The school had the teacher and us do a written evaluation of the child's behavior at home and school. the school's psych rated the child from moderate to severe in some instances. The doctor advised we seek help and additional test from a psychiatrist that specializes in ADD. No other advice was given by the doctor. The psych seems over eager to have the child go through, what I feel, a lot of tests - some I feel are not necessary. I do not want the child to be subjected to all this unless necessary. HELP! any advice? There has to be something else we can try before all this. Drugs are the last thing we want to resort to. The child does well in school, but does have a problem with focusing and staying focused - no hyperactiveness present, on the contrary it is more the oposite. We can find no one to help with other alternatives. The testing seems a lot to go through to find out if it is the child or the teacher who has the problem.

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