Dr Ankenman was kind enough to ask me to review his work, where he writes about his treatment approach regards to use of adrenal-acting medicine vs. commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. I firmly believe that parents/caretakers who cares for induviduals with ASD, or other mental illness, will benefit reading about this option, since many of them have to address violent behaviors almost daily or at one point of time in their lives.
Considering the severe side effects of many psychotropic medicines which causes permanent damage in our children, adolescents and adults with ASD and mental illnesses,Dr. Ankenman’s approach can give us hope for alternative approach to tackle this very difficult behavior, like meltdowns and violent outbursts.
Dr. Ralph Ankenman has treated hundreds of patients with violent and aggressive behavior problems. Over time, he discovered that adrenaline-acting medicines provided many patients with safer and more effective treatment than the commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. Dr. Ankenman spent over twenty years as Director of the Special Psychiatric Unit at Madison County Hospital in London, Ohio……http://hopefortheviolentlyaggressivechild.com/?page_id=4
Dr. Ralph Ankenman MD of 50+ yrs. Published IASO treatment for meltdowns & violence in autism, bipolar.
Prevent meltdowns, violence
Immature Adrenaline Systems Over-reactivity (IASO) is a new diagnoses and treatment option for severe meltdowns, violence, and aggression. Such behaviors are often misdiagnosed. Standard treatment options often do not fully resolve these behaviors and lead to unnecessary side effects.
Dr. Ralph Ankenman has developed methods that stop episodes of violence and aggression in many patients. His successful approach recognizes the relationship between the body’s two adrenaline systems and aggression.
He has successfully treated patients with no mental health diagnosis, with autism, with bipolar disorder, and with developmental disabilities.
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The book Hope for the Aggressively Violent Childexplains how violent and aggressive behaviors are often attributable to survival instincts and reflexes naturally built into all humans. Instincts are not a mental illness. Unfortunately for some, their physiology makes them more susceptible or prone to having adrenaline-based overreactions. These overreactions are often mistakenly associated with autism, bipolar, etc.
When severe, this is Immature Adrenaline Systems Overreactivity (IASO). IASO has simple patterns which can be identified without a lot of testing or exams. IASO can usually be identified with a brief questionnaire which is on this site.
Psychotropic medications given for such behaviors are risky, expensive, often ineffective and can cause new problems. The treatment approach shared by Dr Ankenman in his book involve less risky, less costly and more effective treatments.