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AD/HD, Autism Spectrum,Tourettes, OCD, Bipolar Disorders (Assessments and Clinical & Classroom Interventions) Presented by Gregory Peechatt DHM., Ph.D., ND. Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (UK), Certified School Psychologist and Professional Naturopath.
(Assessments and Clinical & Classroom Interventions)
Gregory Peechatt DHM., Ph.D., ND.
Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (UK), Certified School Psychologist and Professional Naturopath.
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We have long since passed the time when childhood was an un-graded test—take your time, build your forts, play your games…the clock does not start until high school, may be college. Now we give home-work as early as in first grade. We are very busy people. Parents who value education (especially those from Asia, Latin America etc.) will do anything, to help their child get ahead.
Very soon a teacher in a middle school may say to the students “and now I’ll take a 5-minute break while all of you check your cell phones for messages”. Now-a-days children and adolescents are always on the go. Frontal lobe stimulation is non-stop or constant: video games, music, I-pod. all do it.
- Frontal lobe – planning
- Hippocampus – memory and learning
- Temporal lobe – auditory, speech and memory
- Amygdala – emotions
- Cerebellum – motor skills, shifting attention
- Seems out of touch with reality, - Tries to hurt self
- Babbles to self - Rocks back and forth for long periods of time
Definition: AD/HD is a neurological disorder involving a cluster of behaviors including problems with concentration, attention, impulsivity and often an excessively high level of motor activity that emerges early in a child’s life and persists over time.
In short:The essential features of AD/HD are: developmentally inappropriate degrees of Inattention, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity.
- coming to attention or focus
- choosing the stimulus to focus (selective attention)
- staying focused on task (sustained attention)
- resisting distraction (freedom from distractibility)
A sad fact: Usually dx. is done by short parent/child interview by MD
What is Homeopathy?
It is a more than 200 years old, well established medical practice based on three basic principles:
(i)‘similia similibus curentur’ = ‘likes are cured by likes’
This means, the disease syndrome which is caused by the intake of a substance in large enough quantity can be cured by the very same substance when administered in the Homeopathically prepared from.
This is done through an alchemical process called potentization. In this, a substance is systematically diluted (sometimes even to the point of leaving no original molecule in it) and then either by grinding it a certain number of times (trituration) or by shaking it vigorously in liquid solution (succussion). This decreases the material part of the drug and increases its effectiveness as a remedy. Hence no side effect.
(iii)‘An illness is specific to an individual’- Wholistic Medical Model.
The Downside of Ritalin (the most commonly used Rx. for AD/HD)
The pros of homeopathic tx. for AD/HD
For personality profiling collect all the data:
Modalities means:whether the prominent
symptoms get aggravated or ameliorated
whereas homeo Rx. is given when the person is ill.
homeo Rx. fights against the same disease factor with a more powerful (potentized) form of the same disease but without any molecular element of the disease virus in it. (only the disease code is there)
homeo Rx. is given as treatment for the illness at hand.
1.Lycopodium Clavatum:(club moss) They were cowardly with feelings of insecurity and fear which they covered up with tendency to boss others around, esp. younger children. They often assumed the role of class clown, they tend to be very distractible and some of them were dyslexic, they were reluctant to try any new things. They were candy cravers with tendency for hypoglycemia.
‘Cross’ may be said as the middle name for those children. Most irritable of children for no good reason. They did not seem to know what they really wanted and rejected whatever was given to them. They reject even ‘choices’ because they did not know whether they wanted anything in the first place. As babies although they wanted to be rocked, they did not like to be carried (except on shoulders), touched or even looked at (mad and asking others, “what you looking?”). They pinched, kicked, and hit out of irritability and contradiction. They often picked or bored into their ears, scratched their bottoms, and ground their teeth in sleep. Some such cases even had fits.
Their main characteristic was extremely disturbed sleep with nightmares or terrors with shrieking. They were a mixture of extreme fear and violence. They had constant terror feeling of being in a dark jungle surrounded by
This medicine is from the rattle snake venom. Children who needed this felt
that someone was behind them or heard foot steps following them. They had a
characteristic fear of being alone and of spirits, ghosts and snakes. They sometimes
had fear of hairy spiders. Intense, animated, hurried, restless and talkative, they
could strike out at others in a fit of rage. A characteristic physical symptom was
hives, usually in one part of the body, with prominence for right-sided symptoms