Mental Health, Naturally: The Family Guide to Holistic Care for a Healthy Mind and Body: / Edition 1

Mental Health, Naturally: The Family Guide to Holistic Care for a Healthy Mind and Body: / Edition 1

by Kathi J. Kemper
     
 

ISBN-10: 1581103107

ISBN-13: 9781581103106

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

In Mental Health, Naturally, internationally-recognized holistic health expert and pediatrician Dr. Kathi J. Kemper presents natural, affordable, safe, and effective treatments for mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse.

With up-to-date research, illustrative examples, and a practical approach for individuals and

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Overview

In Mental Health, Naturally, internationally-recognized holistic health expert and pediatrician Dr. Kathi J. Kemper presents natural, affordable, safe, and effective treatments for mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse.

With up-to-date research, illustrative examples, and a practical approach for individuals and families, Mental Health Naturally offers:

• An overview and greater understanding of mental health disorders affecting children, teens, and adults.
• Fundamental strategies for improving and even preventing mental health issues, including exercise, sleep, nutrition, supplements, environment, stress management, and communication.
• Therapies that go beyond the fundamentals, such as herbs, homeopathy, massage and bodywork therapy, acupuncture, and more.
• Tips on becoming an advocate for mental health in your family and community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581103106
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xix

Part 1 Introduction: Challenges and Goals 1

1 Are Mental Health Problems Really a Problem? 9

2 What Is Mental Health? 21

Part 2 Fundamental Strategies 27

3 Exercise 31

4 Restful Sleep 45

5 Nutrition 59

Dietary Supplements: Overview 79

6 Dietary Supplements: Vitamins 85

7 Dietary Supplements: Minerals 107

8 Dietary Supplements: Essential Fatty Acids 123

9 Dietary Supplements: Amino Acids 141

10 Dietary Supplements: Hormones 163

11 Dietary Supplements: Probiotics 175

12 Positive Environmental Factors 179

13 Protecting Against Negative Environmental Aspects 193

Managing Stress: Overview 225

14 Managing Stress: Emotional Practices 233

15 Managing Stress: Mental Practices 259

16 Managing Stress: Spiritual Practices 283

Communication Skills and Community Building to Promote Mental Health: Overview 293

17 Communication Skills: Being a Friend to Yourself 295

18 Communicating With Others 305

19 Building Community, Support, and Fellowship 321

Part 3 Beyond Fundamentals: Additional Help 329

20 Herbs 333

21 Homeopathy and Bach Flower Remedies 361

22 Massage 369

23 Acupuncture 379

24 Chiropractic and Osteopathy 387

25 Magnets and Electrical Stimulation 391

Part 4 Putting It All Together 397

26 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Improving Focus and Attention 401

27 Anxiety: Improving a Sense of Security, Serenity, Calm, Confidence, and Courage 423

28 Defeating Depression: Building Hope 447

29 Advocacy to Promote Mental Health 489

Resources 501

Action Plans 521

References 529

Index 597

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