ADHD Treatments Beckley WV

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Ahmed Daver Faheem, MD
(304) 252-4433
PO Box 1128
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: J N Med Coll, Aligarh Muslim Univ, Aligarh, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, Wv; Beckley Appalachian Reg Hosp, Beckley, Wv
Group Practice: Appalachian Psychiatric Svc

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Francis Joseph Whelan, MD
(304) 252-0643
PO Box 7249
Sprague, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1966

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R C Shah, MD
(304) 254-9003
313 Market Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Gandhiji Univ, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Aditya Sharma, MD
(304) 256-7100
128 Manor Dr
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kgs Med Coll, Univ Of Lucknow, Lucknow, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1997

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Safiullah Syed, MD
(304) 252-3893
114 Hickory Ct
Daniels, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Barry Cordell Yates, MD
(304) 772-5452
101 S Eisenhower Dr
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1965

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Syed Safiullah, MD
1014 Johnstown Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1990

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Mohammad Khalid Hasan, MD
(304) 252-8409
PO Box 1025
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mln Med Coll, Univ Of Allahabad, Allahabad, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1967

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Arlene Laurie Brown, MD
(304) 672-2501
213 Glen Orchard Way
Daniels, WV
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1997

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Kiran Devaraj
608 S Oakwood Ave
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

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Non-Drug Therapies for ADHD - Anger management

Anger management

Impulsive children who are quick to anger can benefit from anger management training. The child is taught how to recognise the signs of their growing frustration and is given a range of coping skills designed to defuse their aggression. Relaxation techniques and stress management skills are also taught.

Social training

A child with ADHD is often unpopular with their peers because of their aggression and lack of social skills. Being bullied, ignored or teased by peers is a major contributor to the child's low self-esteem. Social training can teach the child how to interact with others in a proper and satisfying way. Strategies may include role playing. Some of the basic social skills the child may be taught include:

  • Different ways of starting a conversation
  • The importance of holding eye contact when speaking
  • Listening skills
  • How to play cooperatively with others.

Family counselling

For family counselling to be effective, everyone in the family needs to understand as much as possible about ADHD. It will help to read books and perhaps join support groups. The aim of family counselling is to help the other members of the household to understand and better cope with the child's behaviour. For example, the parents may be instructed on various management techniques (such as 'time out') and how to balance punishments and rewards. Communication skills and anger management techniques are also useful.

Dietary changes

There is little evidence to promote the theory that ADHD is caused or provoked by certain foods including food additives. Some studies have found that small numbers of children with ADHD may benefit slightly from dietary modifications, but experts don't recommend changes to diet as a routine part of therapy. Consult with your doctor or dietitian.

Alternative therapies

There are various alternative therapies that claim to help the child with ADHD. In many cases, the claims can't be substantiated. Some controversial and unproven alternative therapies for ADHD include:

  • Patterning - the theory that a child's development should happen in a certain sequence. A belief, for example, that ADHD has occurred because the child didn't crawl before they walked.
  • Treatment for allergies - ADHD is believed by some to be caused by allergies. Treatment options include homeopathic remedies and special diets.
  • Vision training - including eye exercises and tinted eyeglasses.
  • Vitamin supplements - typically, large doses of vitamins are recommended.

Things to remember

Combining medication with non-drug therapies ensures a high success rate. Non-drug therapies include behaviour modification, cognitive therapy, anger management, family counselling and social training. There is little evidence to promote the theory that ADHD is caused or provoked by certain foods, inclu...

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