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Wilderness therapy helps us remain productive and functional human beings:

If you’re like me, when you’re finished reading Noah Davis’s interview with “wilderness therapist” Brad Reedy , you’re going to be thinking “yeah, I could use a month or two of that.” Wilderness therapy involves taking kids out into nature. Which, some studies suggest, is not only beneficial for children with difficulties like ADHD , but might actually be necessary for most of us to remain productive and functional human beings . I started working with adolescent boys and girls, treating mood disorders, oppositional disorders, drug addiction. The movement that I saw them experience in a period of six or seven weeks was more profound than I saw in any of the out-patient treatment centers that I’d worked at or even any of the residential treatment centers that I had worked at. Reed says the secret isn’t just all that fresh air and sunshine. A lot of what I attribute the succ...

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