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Mental health, naturally : the family guide to holistic care for a healthy mind and body /
Kathi J. Kemper.
imprint
Elk Grove Village, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, c2010.
description
xx, 621 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1581103107 (pbk.), 9781581103106 (pbk.)
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imprint
Elk Grove Village, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, c2010.
isbn
1581103107 (pbk.)
9781581103106 (pbk.)
contents note
Challenges and goals. Are mental health problems really a problem? ; What is mental health? -- Fundamental strategies. Exercise ; Restful sleep ; Nutrition ; Dietary supplements : overview ; Dietary supplements : vitamins ; Dietary supplements : minerals ; Dietary supplements : essential fatty acids ; Dietary supplements : amino acids ; Dietary supplements : hormones ; Dietary supplements : probiotics ; Positive environmental factors ; Protecting against negative environmental aspects -- Managing stress : overview ; Managing stress : emotional practices ; Managing stress : mental practices ; Managing stress : spiritual practices -- Communication skills and community building to promote mental health : overview ; Communication skills : being a friend to yourself ; Communicating with others ; Building community, support, and fellowship -- Beyond fundamentals : additional help. Herbs ; Homeopathy and Bach flower remedies ; Massage ; Acupuncture ; Chiropractic and osteopathy ; Magnets and electrical stimulation -- Putting it all together. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder : improving focus and attention ; Anxiety : improving a sense of security, serenity, calm, confidence, and courage ; Defeating depressions : building hope ; Advocacy to promote mental health.
catalogue key
8862137
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [529]-596) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH, FAAP, is recognized internationally as the leading authority on holistic, integrative, and complementary therapies for children. Her expertise is frequently sought out by media outlets such as USA Today, Parenting magazine, and ABC News. She is the Caryl J. Guth chair for holistic and integrative medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the 2008 recipient of the inaugural Leadership Award from the Integrative Pediatrics Council. Dr Kemper lives in Winston-Salem, NC.
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2010-04-02:
In spite of its rather intimidating size, this is a very readable book on the entire gamut of holistic approaches-everything from nutrition to magnets-for treating some of the most prevalent mental health issues. Kemper (chair of complementary and integrative medicine, Wake Forest Univ.) is eminently qualified to summarize voluminous research data (her book has 70 pages of references) and advocate for nontraditional therapies. Multiple summary tables and work sheets facilitate effective use of the information. She also offers proactive suggestions to address the factors that contribute to mental health problems in the family, school, and broader community. Verdict Families dealing with mental health issues and health-care practitioners will find this a useful summary of the typical uses and research basis for the entire range of alternative approaches to relieving stress, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and depression. (Index not seen.)-Paula McMillen, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"One of the best guides to optimal psychological functioning to emerge in recent years. Dr. Kathi Kemper realizes the interconnections between mind, body, and spirit, and she offers down-to-earth, practical guidelines in harmonizing them." Larry Dossey, MD, author, Healing Words, Reinventing Medicine , and The Power of Premonitions ; executive editor, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing
"One of the best guides to optimal psychological functioning to emerge in recent years. Dr. Kathi Kemper realizes the interconnections between mind, body, and spirit, and she offers down-to-earth, practical guidelines in harmonizing them." Larry Dossey, MD, author,Healing Words, Reinventing Medicine, andThe Power of Premonitions; executive editor,Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing
"The truly natural approach Dr. Kemper provides is the first step to safe, effective management for virtually all the mental, emotional, and ultimately physical problems that are best treated her 'old-fashioned' but newly proven way." C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, professor of energy medicine, professor emeritus, Holos University Graduate Seminary, and founding president, American Holistic Medical Association
"Insightful, sensitive, and evidence-based. Dr. Kemper takes us on a truly healing journey." Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, medical director, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, and author,The Heart Speaks
"Dr. Kemper is the new Dr. Spock of modern health care! Here is the best guide for keeping your children (and our future) both healthy and happy!" Wayne B. Jonas, MD, president and chief executive officer, Samueli Institute; director of alternative medicine, National Institutes of Health; and author,Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
"Insightful, sensitive, and evidence-based. Dr. Kemper takes us on a truly healing journey." Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, medical director, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, and author, The Heart Speaks
"Dr. Kemper is the new Dr. Spock of modern health care! Here is the best guide for keeping your children (and our future) both healthy and happy!" Wayne B. Jonas, MD, president and chief executive officer, Samueli Institute; director of alternative medicine, National Institutes of Health; and author, Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Summaries
Main Description
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.
Main Description
Presents natural, affordable, safe and effective treatments such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse
Main Description
Those seeking alternative methodologies for achieving optimal mental health will learn effective, safe, natural, and generally more affordable strategies and treatments in this guidebook. With up-to-date research, illustrative examples, and a practical approach for individuals and families, this handbook features an overview of mental health disorders, basic strategies for improving as well as preventing mental health issues, therapies that go beyond the fundamentals, and specific strategies for those struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse. In addition to outlining the basicssuch as the role of exercise and activity, restful sleep, nutrition, and supplementsthe text details stress-management practices and discusses alternate techniques including homeopathy, massage and bodywork therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic and osteopathic work. A section on advocacy and resources is also available.
Main Description
With up-to-date research, illustrative examples, and a practical approach forindividuals and families, this handbook features an overview of mental healthdisorders, basic strategies for improving as well as preventing mental healthissues, and more.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introduction: Challenges and Goalsp. 1
Are Mental Health Problems Really a Problem?p. 9
What Is Mental Health?p. 21
Fundamental Strategiesp. 27
Exercisep. 31
Restful Sleepp. 45
Nutritionp. 59
Dietary Supplements: Overviewp. 79
Dietary Supplements: Vitaminsp. 85
Dietary Supplements: Mineralsp. 107
Dietary Supplements: Essential Fatty Acidsp. 123
Dietary Supplements: Amino Acidsp. 141
Dietary Supplements: Hormonesp. 163
Dietary Supplements: Probioticsp. 175
Positive Environmental Factorsp. 179
Protecting Against Negative Environmental Aspectsp. 193
Managing Stress: Overviewp. 225
Managing Stress: Emotional Practicesp. 233
Managing Stress: Mental Practicesp. 259
Managing Stress: Spiritual Practicesp. 283
Communication Skills and Community Building to Promote Mental Health: Overviewp. 293
Communication Skills: Being a Friend to Yourselfp. 295
Communicating With Othersp. 305
Building Community, Support, and Fellowshipp. 321
Beyond Fundamentals: Additional Helpp. 329
Herbsp. 333
Homeopathy and Bach Flower Remediesp. 361
Massagep. 369
Acupuncturep. 379
Chiropractic and Osteopathyp. 387
Magnets and Electrical Stimulationp. 391
Putting It All Togetherp. 397
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Improving Focus and Attentionp. 401
Anxiety: Improving a Sense of Security, Serenity, Calm, Confidence, and Couragep. 423
Defeating Depression: Building Hopep. 447
Advocacy to Promote Mental Healthp. 489
Resourcesp. 501
Action Plansp. 521
Referencesp. 529
Indexp. 597
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