Dr. Kemper is a leading international authority on complementary therapies for children. With up-to-date research, illustrative examples and a practical approach for individuals and families, Mental Health, Naturally provides a comprehensive overview of mental health disorders, outlines specific strategies for improving mental health, and offers detailed approaches for those suffering from ADHD, anxiety, stress and substance abuse.
Dr. Kemper also covers fundamental techniques used to combat mental health problems such as maintaining proper nutrition, rest and exercise, while detailing stress-management practices and methods such as acupuncture, homeopathy, massage and chiropractic and osteopathic therapies. Detailed chapters on dietary supplements, a chapter on advocacy, and a section with action plans and additional resources also are provided.
Mental Health, Naturally will be available in bookstores nationwide in March. The guide may also be ordered on the new AAP Web site for parents, HealthyChildren.org by going to http://www.healthychildren.org/mental-health-naturally. For interviews or review copies, please contact the AAP Department of Communications. Cover art is available.
About the author
Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH, FAAP, is recognized internationally as the leading authority on holistic, integrative and complementary therapies for children. She is the chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary, Holistic, and Integrative Medicine. 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, North Carolina.
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