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Karen Bradley, MD
(440) 895-0270
20525 Center Ridge Rd
Rocky River, OH
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Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1978

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William H Campbell, MD
(216) 844-3450
1127 Euclid Ave Apt 1224
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1982

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Emil Kaldas Ibrahim, MD
20220 Center Ridge Rd Ste 380
Rocky River, OH
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Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1971

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Erika Ann Nathan, MD
2351 E 22nd St
Cleveland, OH
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Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ikemefuna A Nkanginieme, MD
(216) 778-4662
2351 E 22nd St
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nigeria, Coll Of Med, Enugu, Anambra, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michel Farhad Farivar, MD
2351 E 22nd St
Cleveland, OH
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1993

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Louis David Klein, MD
(440) 356-4227
20220 Center Ridge Rd Ste 336
Rocky River, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1977

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Erika Venta De Long, MD
(440) 331-5117
20325 Center Ridge Rd # 4410
Rocky River, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Languages
German, Other, Russian
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp Of Cleveland, Cleveland, Oh; Fairview Gen Hosp, Cleveland, Oh; Lutheran Med Ctr, Cleveland, Oh

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Elias Albert Khawam, MD
(216) 444-3813
3400 Wooster Rd Apt 314
Rocky River, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1991

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Marilee Strang, MD
(216) 331-7594
320 Parklawn Dr
Rocky River, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1983

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Understanding the Science Behind Behavior Therapy ADHD Treatments

Disorders - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Written by Sue Perkins   

As a non-medical treatment approach, behavior therapy ADHD treatment is a well-recognized therapy for children who have been diagnosed with ADHD. The process is also sometimes referred to as behavior management.

Although medications can manage the symptoms of ADHD, they may not be suitable for every child. For some children medication has little or no effect on behaviors, for others the side effects can be just as bad in different ways than the ADHD symptoms. Also for some children the medications may not address all the symptoms and others may just refuse to take it. This can sometimes happen in older children and teenagers.

Behavior therapy for ADHD aims to reduce ADHD behaviors by focusing on three main factors. Children, especially young children, generally want to please their parents and may change behaviors to gain parental approval. Behavior therapy can also work by using positive reward as a motivational tool and also by the avoidance of negative consequences (punishments).

So, the idea is to increase the emphasis on the child achieving parental approval with rewards for positive behavior and discouraging inappropriate behavior with consistent punishments.

Having a child with ADHD can be like living in a war zone with constant tension, arguments and fights due to the frustrations felt on all sides over ADHD behaviors. Parents are constantly having to nag, berate and cajole to get anything done and children get fed up always being in trouble and labeled as 'bad' or naughty. The relationship can quickly break down.

So going back to behavioral therapy and focusing on aiming to increase the child's desire to please their parents there needs to be some time out from all this aggression where parent and child can enjoy an activity together. The best way to increase some goodwill between parent and child is for the child to choose an activity and then work with the parent to complete it. Parents need to ensure that they use motivational language and not try and take over or correct the child. This doesn't have to go on for hours, about 30 – 40 minutes should to be enough.

By spending quality time together that's fun, your child will start to enjoy Mom or Dad's time and will hopefully become more willing to please.

The use of the positive reinforcement can be a powerful tool in behavior therapy. ADHD kids generally spend much of their time doing something they shouldn't and getting reprimanded for their actions. It's not very often that they get told they've done something right. It is generally much easier to criticize than to praise but if you make the effort to thank them or compliment on the behaviors you want to see more of the likelihood is that they'll be repeated.

As well as verbal rewards you can also use other rewards. For example: for every good behavior your child earns a point that th...

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