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Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, stubborn thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, chronic knee & shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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Three Drug-Free Ways to Manage and Treat ADHD and ADD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Often, the first ADD treatment options suggested are those involving medicines and pharmaceuticals. However, these are associated with a range of side effects that can negatively impact a person's quality of life. In addition, it frequently requires multiple alterations to the specific medicines and dosages in order to discover the most effective of this option. However, there are other ADD treatment options that do not have the same associated situations or concerns but offer the same or higher level of effectiveness than medicinal options alone. Of course, this does not mean that the pharmaceutical option should be ruled out, only that other ADD treatment options are available that should be considered prior to engaging with the solely medicated option.

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A Day in the Life for a Child with ADHD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Jun 08, 2017

For those parents who live with the child who suffers from ADHD, the question, "Can you cure ADHD?" comes up almost daily. Even though the symptoms can shift from day to day and run the gamut from mild to severe, the challenges of coping with a child who has ADHD can be daunting. While the answer to "Can you cure ADHD?" is a resounding "No," there is no reason to lose hope as there are several scientific treatments and methodologies that can help your child reduce or eliminate many ADHD symptoms, and that in turn, help you cope better with a day in the life of a child with ADHD.

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What is the Science Behind Holistic ADHD Treatments?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, May 23, 2017

What is the science behind holistic ADHD treatments or more specifically does Neurotherapy (also known as neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback) work? It a simple question, however, there is no simple answer. ADHD and like it, ADD, are spectrum disorders with no particular cause in all cases and situations. As such, the effectiveness of holistic treatments can also range depending on the individual cases and circumstances involved. Established science has shown that the use of Neurotherapy does work in a majority of cases and thus is a recommended treatment for those who have ADHD or ADD. Does Neurotherapy work? For most people, it most certainly does.

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Innovative Therapies in ADHD and ADD Treatment

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, May 09, 2017

As of 2013, the World Health Organization has noted that over 39 million people experience some level of ADD or ADHD. Furthermore, the severity in the appearance of this disorder is inconsistent across the board as a result of fluctuations in external and internal factors. This has lead to ADD and ADHD to become one of the more commonly researched spectrum disorders, and the attention has lead to innovative therapies in ADHD and ADD treatment options. In fact, both Canada's and America's treatment guidelines recommend non-pharmaceutical treatments as the first line in treating both ADD and ADHD, especially in children.

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Get To Know Type 3 ADD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, May 04, 2017

ADD - Type 3

Welcome to part three of the series of articles where I explain some of the details of the seven types of ADD. In a way Type 3 ADD is opposite of type 1. Imagine someone being so overfocused that they seem to not be paying attention, but rather they are hyperfocused and have issues with shifting attention. Even though the tendency to overfocus is a key attribute of Type 3 ADD, the best way to determine the type of ADHD is by using patient history and brain mapping (QEEG) and the ADD/ADHD classifications can be more accurately determined.
 
Type 3, also called Overfocused  ADD. Those with overfocused ADD tend to have excessive activity in the middle of the brain. Because they have trouble shifting attention it makes them appear as though they cannot pay attention. Those with type 3 often have hard time with change and also often have difficulties with clothing. They may also have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), more commonly seen in children and grandchildren of alcoholics and substance abusers. Tourette’s Syndrome AKA Gilles De La Tourette’s Syndrome is also associated with Type 3. A person with Tourette’s can have tics that are vocal and/or motor in nature (or both). It is estimated that 60% of those with Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) have ADD
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Topics: ADHD, Neurofeedback, Functional Neurology, Nutritional Help, Type 3 ADD

Get To Know Type 2 ADD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

ADD - Type 2

This is the second part of the series of articles where I explain some of the details of the seven types of ADD. Type 2 ADD is quite a bit different than type 1.  Remember the best way to determine the type of ADHD is by using patient history and brain mapping (QEEG) and the ADD/ADHD classifications can be more accurately determined.
 
Type 2, also called Inattentive ADD. This type is described as daydreamers, space cadets, or couch potatoes. Their brain map reveals a high theta overall. Many of these cases never get diagnosed or treated and clinicians often tend to tire of treating many of these kids and adults. They are seen as couch potatoes. In class they often daydream and are lost in themselves. They have trouble finding interests and motivation. This type of ADD is more commonly seen in females.
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Topics: ADHD, Neurofeedback, Functional Neurology, Nutritional Help, Type 2 ADD

ADD - The Seven Types

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Apr 26, 2017

ADD - Not all types created equal

Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD comes in many forms. For many years, healthcare providers believed there was just one type of ADD. I noticed many years ago that the kids and adults with ADD had very different symptoms and very different brain map findings. Our neurobehavioral  practice grew very quickly and we started identifying several different forms. Dr. Daniel Amen published in his book, Healing ADD, that there are actually 7 distinct types of ADD. I agree with Dr. Amen and have dealt with these 7 distinct types.

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Topics: ADD, Neurofeedback, 7 Types of ADD, Brain Mapping

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