Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to alternate: Alternate angles, Alternate history


/al·ter·nate/ (awl´ter-nĭt)
1. following in turns.
2. pertaining to every other one in a series.
3. occurring in place of another; acting as a substitute.

Patient discussion about alternate

Q. Anybody familiar with alternative treatment for ADHD?

A. We use two parallel programs for children with ADHD and all developmental problems. This also includes dyslexia, learning disability, auditory processing disorder, global developmental disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, autism spectrum, failure to thrive, etc. . .

The two programs go hand-in-hand. One is about what caused the developmental process to get stuck or sluggish. The other is about encouraging the developmental process to catch up when it is behind.

Most programs for children with developmental problems attempt to medicate or train away the symptoms. If a child is hyperactive or unfocused, doctors prescribe a medication which reduces hyperactivity or improves focus. This is often hit-and-miss and many children need to take many months for the doctor to find the correct medicine and correct dosage for the child. But these medications do nothing for the underlying cause. The developmental process got stuck and needs to be re-engaged.

From our experience, the &

Q. What are natural or alternative ways to beat depression? I keep reading about how depression is caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain, and it feels like I don't stand a chance at beating it without going on Anti-depressants, but I don't want to go down this route cause I'm worried about the side-effects. Can anyone suggest natural ways to beat depression that don't involve medication?

A. Here are couple of alternative ways to treat depression:

but if all of this doesn’t work- I recommend medical help. It can help you immensely. It’s much better then walking around with depression.

Q. Is there any danger in the alternative treatment of Acupuncture? I've been suffering from back pains for about 3 months now. I tried Acupuncture for the first time yesterday and was wondering whether somebody in the community tried it and have any knowledge about the success and dangerous of such a treatment.

A. Hi Justin - Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience with me. You are right, I should ask these questions. I will ask my therapist and follow your advice although the place and the therapist look good and professional to me.

More discussions about alternate
References in periodicals archive ?
The literature shows that successful libraries are working together to address the obstacles by encouraging interorganizational collaboration, planning for diverse alternate formats, developing standards, encouraging accessible online services, providing access to adaptive technology, and, perhaps most importantly, developing training strategies.
Woody Austin, already in the tournament and designated as one of the three morning alternates for Pro-Am play, would have been ineligible to play today had he not been on site to fill Goosen's spot early Wednesday.
We also contacted professionals conducting research in alternate assessment and asked for early summaries of their data-based research.
Of the nearly 106,000 subjects from whom data was collected, those following the alternate food guide pyramid enjoyed significant reductions in cardiovascular disease risk--in women, by 28% (compared to 14% with the USDA guidelines-based diet), and in men by 39% (compared to 28%).
This article evaluates a protective alternate valuation election (PAVE) as a way for the estate to elect alternate valuation under IRC [sections] 2032 "just in case" it might produce a better estate tax result.
Because (in this case) the return was filed more than 18 months after the extended due date, alternate valuation was not available; the estate had to use DOD valuation.
If the goal is problem solving, then questions should ask about alternate possible problems in the case, how to rule them in or out, different solutions that might be appropriate, and their potential effectiveness.
Or those alternate providers who have guaranteed savings (and taken the risk on the sales tax), may see their profits disappear.
3326, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2010, I urge you to eliminate the $560 million in pork-barrel earmarks for the JSF alternate engine.
These stories will be popular wherever alternate history has a following.
Dissenting minorities who strongly disagree with church decisions on the blessing of same-gender relationships should be provided with an alternate bishop, at least temporarily, says a task force appointed by the Canadian house of bishops.
There is one open councilor position and one open alternate councilor position.