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Jeffrey H Klopper, MD
(770) 319-6000
3188 Atlanta Rd SE
Smyrna, GA
Business
Atlanta Behavioral Care
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology

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Michael David Banov, MD
(770) 422-2009
108 Margaret Ave NE
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Daniel Jay
(770) 422-2009
108 Margaret Avenue Northeast
Marietta, GA
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M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2000
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Robert Owen Holcomb, MD
(214) 265-8006
55 Whitcher Street South
Marietta, GA
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Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1989

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Angelo Sambunaris, MD
(770) 792-9199
531 Roselane St NW Ste 430
Marietta, GA
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1987

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J Mario Uribe Fernandez, MD
(770) 952-7477
790 Church St NE Ste 120
Marietta, GA
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Antioquia, Fac De Med, Medellin, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1964

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Sandra Ann Diehl, MD
(770) 422-2009
108 Margaret Ave NE
Marietta, GA
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1986

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Pat Dotson Harvey, MD
299 Pat Mell Rd SE
Marietta, GA
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1975

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Victor Rodolfo Gonzalez, MD
(770) 499-0222
127 Cherry St NE
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1960
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Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga; Ridgeview Institute, Smyrna, Ga

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Yassar Kanawati, MD
770-427-0147 x282
478 Woodlawn Dr NE
Marietta, GA
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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