Hope for the Violently Aggressive Child: New Diagnoses and Treatments that Work

Hope for the Violently Aggressive Child: New Diagnoses and Treatments that Work

by Ralph Ankenman

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Overview

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Dr. Ralph Ankenman presents new diagnoses and treatment options for children who have severe disruptive meltdowns at home or school. Referred to as Immature Adrenaline Systems Over-reactivity (IASO), this approach is based on the relationship between aggression and the body's adrenaline systems. Therefore, IASO does not require psychotropic drugs. Instead, IASO reduces or eliminates psychotropic drugs from a child's regimen. IASO stops episodes of violence and aggression in patients with autism, bipolar disorder, developmental disabilities, and many with no mental health diagnosis at all. Standard psychotropic drugs often do not fully resolve these behaviors and lead to unnecessary side effects. A companion website enables caregivers and parents to discuss and share tips about this new approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935274872
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Ralph Ankenman has treated hundreds of patients with violent and aggressive behavior problems. Over time, he discovered that adrenaline-acting medicines provided many patients with safer and more effective treatment than the commonly prescribed psychiatric medicines. Dr. Ankenman spent over twenty years as Director of the Special Psychiatric Unit at Madison County Hospital in London, Ohio, and he has consulted extensively for mental health clinics, state developmental centers, and community group homes. After closing his practice in 2008, he has dedicated his time to writing and speaking about the therapeutic potential of adrenaline-acting medications.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements…………………………………………………………….. 9
Introduction……………………………………………………………………… 13
A Violently Aggressive Child……………………………………………….. 15
Survey Of Aggressive Behavior Symptoms……………………………. 17

 

PART I: THE EPIDEMIC OVERDIAGNOSIS OF
BIPOLAR DISORDER IN CHILDREN…………………….. 21
Chapter 1: The Increasing Diagnosis Of Childhood Bipolar
Disorder In America………………………………………………………….. 23
Chapter 2: Bipolar Disorder: What It Is, And What It Isn’t…….. 31

 

PART II: INSTINCTS AND VIOLENT AGGRESSION……… 37
Chapter 3: Behavior Problems In Children Caused
By Adrenaline System Over-reactivity……………………………….. 39
Chapter 4: Instincts and Adrenaline Crisis………………………… 45
Chapter 5: Two Systems Of Adrenaline Reactivity………………. 53
Chapter 6: Two Adrenaline Crisis States……………………………. 63

 

PART III: CASE STUDIES AND CLINICAL EXPERIENCES…… 67
Chapter 7: Adrenaline And Behavioral Science:
Case Studies And Medical Literature…………………………………. 71
Chapter 8: When A Child Has Rage Reactions
As Well As Another Diagnosis…………………………………………. 101
Chapter 9: Bipolar Disorder Revisited………………………………. 107

 

PART IV: TALKING TO CLINICIANS………………………. 115
Chapter 10: Collecting Information………………………………….. 117
Chapter 11: Other Treatment Considerations…………………….. 121

 

Medication Addendum…………………………………………………… 125
Postscript by Dr. Edward Cutler………………………………………. 133
Works Cited………………………………………………………………….. 145
Index……………………………………………………………………………. 149
 

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