Integrative mental healthcare:
-is a person-centered approach that emphasizes maintaining optimal health and wellness
-takes into account the symptoms, preferences and circumstances of each unique person
-focuses on treating symptoms not disorders
-uses conventional mainstream approaches like medications and psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies like herbal medicines and acupuncture
-uses the best available research evidence to develop an individualized treatment plan
Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Integrative Mental Health Solution
- is filled with practical information about safe, effective and affordable treatments including:
-herbals, vitamins and other natural supplements
-whole body approaches
-meditation and mind-body practices
-light, sound and other established energy therapies
-subtle energy therapies
Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Integrative Mental Health Solution includes extensive hyperlinks within the text, and links to valuable internet resources to give you the maximum amount of information in the shortest amount of time.
Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Integrative Mental Health Solution will help you
-Understand ADHD better
-Take inventory of your symptoms
-Learn about a variety of non-medication approaches for treating ADHD
-Develop a customized treatment plan that makes sense for you
-Re-evaluate your treatment plan and make changes if your initial plan doesn’t work
Treatment approaches are summarized in easy-to-read bullets so you can easily find key information on a variety of treatment choices, including:
-Name of treatment and category (biological, whole-body, mind-body and energetic)
-How the treatment works (comments on the mechanism of action where known)
-Dosages (for natural supplements) or frequency or duration of use to achieve beneficial effects (for whole body, mind-body or energy approaches)
-Examples of safe and effective combinations with other treatments
-Comments and warnings about adverse effects and particular treatment combinations that may be unsafe and should be avoided
-Duration of treatment needed to achieve beneficial results (where known)
"ADHD is a disabling illness for many individuals, particularly families with children who are placed on various medications without an understanding of the multiple factors that could be contributing to their child’s poor attention and lack of impulse control.
Dr. Lake’s book is by far the most comprehensive written overview summarizing integrative therapies for ADHD that I have seen in over 25 years. This book is a gift to readers as it provides useful information supported by scientific evidence that can be readily incorporated into clinical practice. Dr. Lake summarizes the dense and often confusing scientific research on several integrative therapies available for the treatment of ADHD with a 3 tier approach: (1) treatments supported by strong research evidence; (2) frequently recommended treatments by healthcare professionals but supported by less evidence; (3) treatments that may be effective and should be considered despite weak research evidence. In each approach, Dr. Lake provides a concise synopsis on the treatment therapy along with practical recommendations.
The scope of information presented is simple to grasp, and is organized in a way that is not overwhelming for readers unfamiliar with integrative medicine. I would highly recommend this book to any professional or parent who is interested in learning about how integrative therapies can benefit their patients or family member."
James M. Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services, Walden Behavioral Care, Waltham, Massachusetts
About the Author
Dr. Lake is a Board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Monterey, California. He has chaired symposia and workshops at APA meetings and other national and international conferences on non-conventional and integrative mental health care. Dr. Lake has served as a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Stanford, and is currently a visiting assistant professor of medicine at University of Arizona School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine. He founded and chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Mental Health Care from 2004 through 2010 and was appointed to a special APA Task Force on CAM and integrative medicine. He is currently co-chair of the working group on integrative mental health in the Consortium on Academic Healthcare Centers in Integrative Medicine, and is a founding member and former chair of the International Network of Integrative Mental Health. Dr. Lake has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on integrative medicine and psychiatry. He contributes a regular column on integrative mental health care to Psychiatric Times, and serves on the editorial review boards of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of the Association for Advances in Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, and Jour of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Lake is the author or editor of four textbooks on integrative mental health: Chinese Medical Psychiatry: A Clinical Manual, (with Bob Flaws), Blue Poppy Press, 2000; Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care, Thieme, 2006; and Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care (co-edited with David Spiegel), American Psychiatric Press, 2007; Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist’s Handbook, Norton, 2009; and a series of ebooks titled The Integrative Mental Health Solution. Long-standing interests include the role of culture in mental illness, the philosophy and history of medicine, and the role of consciousness and intentionality in healing.