ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis / Edition 2

ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis / Edition 2

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by Julian Stuart Haber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1589790472

ISBN-13: 9781589790476

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

Exploring controversial new ground in the field, the first edition of ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis was praised by practitioners and parents alike as a timely book whose message -- that the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) label had been rampantly overused on children with completely different problems -- was long overdue. This new edition includes a

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Exploring controversial new ground in the field, the first edition of ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis was praised by practitioners and parents alike as a timely book whose message -- that the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) label had been rampantly overused on children with completely different problems -- was long overdue. This new edition includes a complete revision of the chapter on medication which incorporates new findings and information on when to use certain drugs and what sort of side effects to expect, as well as a thorough review and updating of older medications. Special problems for teenagers with ADHD are also addressed, including sexual relationships, pregnancy, drugs and alcohol, driving, cursing, and general teenage attitudes. Finally, Dr. Haber has added material to help parents find their way through the legal maze of public education, where children are often wrongly stigmatized with the ADHD label.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589790476
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexiii
Introduction1
1What's a Parent to Do?7
2The Name Game27
3The Real Thing37
4The Imitators47
5Marketing the Great Epidemic81
6Why Medical Treatments for ADHD?89
7Traditional Medical Treatments99
8Alternative Therapies135
9Treating Coexisting Disorders153
10How to Find a Clinician163
11Parents and Teachers167
12The Schoolhouse Legal Matrix181
Afterword193
Appendix 1Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition, Diagnostic Criteria For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder205
Appendix 2The American Academy of Pediatrics Definition of ADHD209
Appendix 3Colleges and Universities That Offer Programs for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD215
Appendix 4Helpful Contacts and Organizations217
Appendix 5Sample Letter Requesting Special Education Services219
Notes221
Bibliography241
Index255

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ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
of-course More than 1 year ago
A lot of important information for parents to consider before agreeing to medicate their children.