Nearly one child in seven in the US is diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Are some youngsters being labeled with a mental illness when they are actually just being kids? We speak with a psychologist who has seen such cases and a pediatrician who offers us advice on how we can help keep our kids healthy following the classic ideal: healthy minds in healthy bodies.
With ever-present video games, fast-food diets and few opportunities to play outside, parents today may find it harder than ever to offer healthy minds in healthy bodies to today’s children. Find out how it is possible.
Guests: Enrico Gnaulati, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience providing psychotherapy to children and families. He practices in Pasadena, CA, and has written Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistake for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
His website is gnaulati.net
Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, is founder of www.drgreene.com, cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site.” He was founding president of the Society for Participatory Medicine and founder of the WhiteOut Now movement to change how babies are fed from their very first bite of solid food. His books include Feeding Baby Green and Raising Baby Green.
He is a practicing pediatrician, the father of four, and a friend of The People’s Pharmacy. You can find more from @DrGreene on Twitter and Facebook. The picture is of Dr. Greene.
The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.