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Parents Have a Place in Child Psychotherapy (press release)

Sunday, August 28, 2005
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: children's health, health news, Natural News


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Family therapy, where parents are included in treatment sessions, is an effective therapy for conduct disorders and substance abuse in children and teens, according to a review examining 10 years worth of research.

The review authors also concluded that family therapy helps reduce behavior problems associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and also shows promise in treating anxiety and depression.

"There are some myths about family therapy, and one of them is that it's not effective," study co-author Dr. Allan Josephson, chief executive officer of the Bingham Child Guidance Center in Louisville, Ky., said in a prepared statement.

"However, the empirical support for its success has been growing. This paper documents that counseling and working with families is not only an intuitively good idea -- there's scientific evidence for its effectiveness in specific conditions," Josephson said.

The findings will be published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

"Those involved with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders (in children) have been reluctant to discuss family issues in depth. They're afraid to blame the family, and at times, it seems pharmacology may have replaced working with the family. But the family has not gone away, and its influence remains as powerful as ever," Josephson said.


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Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

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