Area of Specialty: Pediatric Behavioral Health
When your child struggles with mental, behavioral and/or neurological health issues, it takes a toll on the whole family. Many parents struggle between their desire to keep their kids off psychotropic medications that have impacts on the still developing brain, and their drive to just help their children feel better. Many children suffer with the same conditions that adults do such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and OCD, but they have their own unique challenges described below. There are also many conditions unique to childhood that our doctors at Resilience Naturopathic can help with.
The causes of most of these conditions are not well understood, but there are several factors that contribute to worsening of symptoms which can help guide treatment interventions.
Removing Obstacles for Healing in Kids
The most common obstacles to healing in mental, behavioral and neurological conditions in kids are:
- Poor diet high in inflammatory processed foods with low nutrient density
- Lack of regular exercise
- Specific nutrient deficiencies
- Food allergies
The challenge with putting kids on restrictive diets and intensive supplement regimens is that they are challenging to enforce at best, impossible at worst. They are generally only effective with 100% compliance. This means no birthday parties with pizza and cake. This unfortunately interferes with socialization, an important component for overall health, especially in kids with mental and behavioral health concerns. To top off the challenges eventually kids will have more autonomy and will eat what they want when not with their parents. That is why the primary focus at Resilience Naturopathic is on therapies that heal, rather than therapies that suppress symptoms or mask them by using high doses of herbs or nutrients and restrictive diets.
Stimulate Healing in Mental, Behavioral and Neurological Health Conditions in Kids
At Resilience Naturopathic, we have found that the most effective method to stimulate healing is homeopathy. This unique system of medicine is the cornerstone to our success in the Resilience Method as it helps our patients find balance and stability.
With homeopathy, we see kids
- Have progressively less intense highs and lows, anxiety, and irritability
- Have progressively more focus, calmness, and confidence
- Have increasingly longer periods of mood stability
- Become more resilient and able to bounce back from life’s ups and downs that would previously have triggered an episode
- Gradually reduce their medication – or better yet – avoid it all together!
- Get better as a whole person – mind, body and spirit
- Feel like themselves again!
Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions
- Rage/Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Tic disorders/Tourette’s Syndrome
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS)
- Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
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A Case Study in Rage
Tommy’s* parents called Resilience Naturopathic when he was only 5 years old. He had already been kicked out of 2 schools between preschool and kindergarten. Mom had had to leave her job because of how often she had to leave to pick Tommy up from school after he had destroyed the classroom in a rage. It was getting to the point that the family was considering home school, however it was not their preference for him as they were concerned about his limited social skills as well. They had tried behavioral therapy, occupational therapy, restrictive diets, immune modulators in case his behaviors were related to strep throat, Lyme disease, or other co-infections that they had learned about through parents’ groups that had joined. Nothing really seemed to help. They finally sought our doctors out when they heard their 5 year old say that he wanted to kill himself.
Tommy’s case was characterized by intense violence and destructiveness. He would claw at his teacher’s face and destroy everything in sight. Nothing was safe around him. His parents’ knew something dangerous was coming because he would get a look in his eyes that would almost sparkle. His pupils would dilate but his face would start looking pale. This collection of symptoms is well treated by the homeopathic remedy Stramonium. We started with a 30C potency, dosed daily. By Tommy’s first follow up he had reduced the days he had to be taken home from school from 4 days a week to twice in the whole month. Things weren’t perfect, but they were significantly improved. Tommy needed treatment for approximately 1 year, and during that time he had several changes in his remedy, but he never once said that he wanted to kill himself again.
*Name and age have been changed to protect the privacy of the patient.
**Results of services will vary from person to person.
What Patients are Saying
Dr. Jenn worked with both me and my 6 year old daughter. Katie loved going to see her and she always made her feel safe. One time after we left she said ‘She listens to me, I like her.
Brian (name changed) is a changed boy. He is happy and hopeful and speaks about things he looks forward to in the future. I should also add that he completed 6th grade yesterday with straight As. He also has not seen or spoken with his father since January. Bullying at school and his father were two main contributing factors to his depression. He will begin a daily exercise program on Monday at the gym, which he’s looking very much forward to, which will also boost his confidence. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing such a wonderful service to my son. Your work is amazing and Brian is living proof of that. You knew exactly what to look for, what to ask, and exactly what to provide for his healing. I cannot thank you enough for helping Brian embrace life again