The ADD Answer

The ADD Answer

How to Help Your Child Now

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452286900
  • 304 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


Every year, 17 million new cases of attention deficit disorder, or ADD, are diagnosed in
children. But medications designed to treat the disorder don’t work for many children and
often leave families frustrated and searching for more options. 

In The ADD Answer, Dr. Frank Lawlis draws upon his thirty-five years of experience as a clinical and research psychologist to show parents how they can reclaim their central role in healing their children with comprehensive step-by-step advice on dealing with the problems of ADD. His approach blends the latest medical, nutritional, and psychological treatments that can increase brain function with expert insight into the emotional—and spiritual—support kids need.

Including assessment tests geared to help parents understand their child’s particular needs
and practical information on proven treatment options, The ADD Answer explores:

• The role of nutrition in treating the disorder
• The positive effects of counseling and goal setting
• Advances in the field of biofeedback
• The importance of sleep, and much more

An inspiring and essential guide, The ADD Answer will help every family facing the
challenges of ADD create a more loving, healthy environment necessary for their child to

Table of Contents

Foreward by Dr. Phil McGraw

Preface: Sharing the Journey


1. Taking a Step on the Healing Path

2. The Healing Home

3. Ending the Child’s ADD Game

4. Taking Charge of the Diagnosis and Labels

5. Taking Control of the Medication Madness

6. Stress: An Enemy or a Friend

7. Detoxifying the Diet and the Environment

8. The Hero’s Nutritional Plan

9. Healing Sleep

10. Train the Brain Biofeedback Approaches

11. Healing Sounds

12. Body Electric

13. Spiritual Healing

14. Healing Family Conflicts

15. Educational Strategies

16. The Game Plan