- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company; 1 edition (January 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571742549
- ISBN-13: 978-1571742544
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.9 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,263,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder Without Drugs Paperback – January, 2002
Elsevier Sales & Deals
Save up to 50% on textbooks, study guides & resources for your medical specialty.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
Neurofeedback is only a fraction of this book. I enjoyed the introduction to "low-arousal hypothesis" in the chapter on what causes ADD. The authors address forms of ADD both with and without the hyperactivity component. The chapters on nutrition and toxins were thorough, although it's always a little disappointing to read those lists of "Things to Not Eat." I felt the chapter on television and video games was important as well -- documentation that that stuff _slows down your brain_.
My biggest complaint, if you can even call it that, was that I skipped over some parts I felt I already knew. But the book is clearly organized so that it's pretty easy to figure out which parts you do (or don't) need to read.
Overall, I think this book is very well-informed and very readable. They provide more references to back up their statements than many books I've read. I'll definately recommend it to anyone who expresses an interested in reading more about ADD, and it will stay on my list of neurofeedback resources.
be happy to read GETTING RID OF RITALIN. Dr. Robert W. Hill not
only knows what he is typing about, but he crafts his words with
energy and directness. Bob is readable!
His thesis is that Ritalin and other addictive and dangerous drugs are not needed to help ADD children, even when the kids are
What IS needed is succinctly explained in simple, practical words:
EEG biofeedback (aka Neurofeedback); dietary management; avoidance of certain chemicals; allergy treatment
and other medical advise buttressed by Physician Castro's medical expertise; and behavioral modification. The book is supported by an extensive bibliography; a practitioner list is
given along with diets and other detailed information.
As a professional who wrote "HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR SPECIAL CHILD" almost 40 years ago and who has worked with ADD/ADHD and other misbehaving and mislearning kids for 40 of my 68 years, I was delighted with this warm, practical book. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED...
Getting Rid Of Ritalin explains how neurofeedback works as an alternative to drugs. Neurofeedback trains the brain to regulate itself. The book is easy to read and filled with common sense. The author uses a scientific approach and shows a personal concern for those who suffer from ADD. There are insights that help to explain symptoms and how they can be improved. One of the best things about this treatment regimen (neurofeedback) is that it has virtually NO side effects!
Neurofeedback has helped me. I am in a better mood, more organized and less irritable. According to Robert Hill- drugs, even when they work, are only a temporary solution. After a while they lose their effectiveness. And I can testify to how expensive they are. Before you spend thousand on brain scans and psycho-active drugs try letting your brain heal itself with neurofeedback.
Great insights and creative analogies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm currently working towards a doctorate in clinical psychology. I stumbled across Nerotherapy literature while researching ADD/ADHD. Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by Jkamm
This book is an excellent introduction to the use of neurofeedback as an alternative to drug therapy in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by Klaus Jr.
There are so many books about ADD but this is by far the best and most helpful one I've read.Published on February 13, 2004
For any parent considering Ritalin, this book is a must-read. It not only addresses the benefits of Neurofeedback but gives the reader a better understanding of Attention Deficit... Read morePublished on February 13, 2004
I found that only a very small part of the book is about Neurofeedback. All the rest is about issues surrounding ADD. Read morePublished on April 14, 2003