Deschutes Public Library News
Bw Well Series Looks at ADD/ADHD
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 1/13/2007
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, roughly 5-8% of school aged children are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Symptoms range from impulsivity to hyperactivity and can make parenting or teaching children with the disorder frustrating and challenging. Dr. Janice Blumer, DO, and Dr. Tim Blummer, DO preset information on alternative and traditional approaches to managing ADD/ADHD. Their presentation is part of the Be Well series and is scheduled for the Bend Public Library on Sunday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.
A mountain of information is available about ADD/ADHD. However, no conclusive evidence about what causes the disorder or how it can be most effectively treated exists. During the presentation, Dr.s Blummer will highlight new ways that encourage focus and attention in children as well as adults. They will discuss traditional methods of management as well as offer some herbal and practical approaches.
Dr. Blumer holds a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. “Osteopathy treats the entire person rather than simply treating symptoms,” says Blumer, who opened Vital Link Osteopathic Health Center in Redmond four years ago. Before moving to Central Oregon ten years ago, she competed her residency training in family practice at Case Western Reserve/ University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH. She also holds a degree in homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 312-1032.