Inspirational New Book Provides Natural Ways to Treat ASD
HEALING WITHOUT HURTING: Treating ADHD, Apraxia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally & Effectively Without Harmful Medication
In this time of great urgency, the number of children being diagnosed with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and their co-morbid conditions—such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, impulsivity, and aggression—is growing exponentially. Yet, the scores of psychiatrists and general practitioners this author has encountered on her job as a psychotherapist have focused on medication as the primary treatment option. Unfortunately, medications can greatly alter a child’s personality, turning a sweet and agreeable child into an angry, depressed, or foggy kid. In extreme cases, medication can make children more socially withdrawn and even more violent.
Drawing on the authors’ years of clinical experience as well as the latest research, Healing without Hurting presents a very comprehensive guide for parents, teachers, and other health care practitioners who crave effective solutions that are healthier than the hammer-like approach offered by mainstream medicine.
Healing without Hurting relates the author’s intimate journey, following her son Evan from birth until his entrance into grade school. It covers her heartbreak and her denial. It speaks about the doctors seen and the marginal improvements made, exposing some mistakes modern medicine is making in their attempts to help our children. And finally, it reveals what some parents might take years to discover— the need to move away from conventional wisdom and to turn to the many nontraditional modalities that are bringing children back to health.
Jennifer Giustra-Kozek LPC, NCC, is a board-certified psychotherapist with a Master of Science in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in English/criminal justice. She has worked in private practice for over 17 years treating clients with an array of mental health disorders including Asperger’s, depression, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD. More recently she is the author of this award-winning book. In addition, she is a national speaker: conducting workshops for parents, teachers, and other healthcare practitioners. She is also on the board of EpidemicAnswers.
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This article was featured in Issue 66 – Finding Calm and Balance