Ineffective Antidepressant 2010-11-12 California Teen Age Boy Finds A/D's Ineffective: Recovers with Alternative Therapy
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Paragraphs 10 and 11  read:  "Teenager Logan Moisey was diagnosed with depression last year and was prescribed antidepressants. He said his head was hurting, and he was feeling stressed and tired all the time."

"Different medications were tried, but nothing was helping."

Paragraphs 13 through 16 read:  "She took Logan to Godby looking for an alternative to prescription drugs."

Godby ran a series of tests and found Logan had hidden food allergies, hypoglycemia and weak adrenal glands. He said all of those factors contributed to the boy's illness.

Gobdy changed the boy's diet, cutting out wheat, dairy and eggs. He also prescribed a series of naturopathic medicines.

The teen said he now feels fine, and is doing well in school.


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Are Parents Overmedicating Children?

Doctor Advises Naturopathic Approach

POSTED: 1:24 pm PST November 11, 2010
UPDATED: 2:09 pm PST November 11, 2010
 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Parents give children pills for everything from headaches to behavioral and mood disorders.

But do the kids really need them?

A Sacramento family has found an alternative to prescription pills and the side effects that seemed worse than the illness.

Dr. Dennis Godby said he is seeing a lot of children who are put on a lot of different medications.

"It's really a shame the train wrecks of people I see coming in here," he said.

Godby, a naturopathic doctor, said too many parents reach for the medicine cabinet too soon and too often.

"We are overmedicating," he said.

A new government study found that in 2008, 22 percent of children under 12 and 33 percent of teens were prescribed at least one pharmaceutical.

Teenager Logan Moisey was diagnosed with depression last year and was prescribed antidepressants. He said his head was hurting, and he was feeling stressed and tired all the time.

Different medications were tried, but nothing was helping.

His mother, Julie Moisey, said her son's anger issues started with temper tantrums when he was younger. She said she started doubting doctors when one physician wanted to put her son on Ritalin when he was barely 3 years old.

She said she was afraid her son would do something drastic to escape the pain.

She took Logan to Godby looking for an alternative to prescription drugs.

Godby ran a series of tests and found Logan had hidden food allergies, hypoglycemia and weak adrenal glands. He said all of those factors contributed to the boy's illness.

Gobdy changed the boy's diet, cutting out wheat, dairy and eggs. He also prescribed a series of naturopathic medicines.

The teen said he now feels fine, and is doing well in school.

Like medical doctors, naturopathic doctors attend graduate-level medical schools and must be licensed to practice in California.