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Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities: Reality, Myths, and Controversial Treatments

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Two experts on these much-misunderstood,  debilitating problems explain how parents can spot  telltale symptoms and select the best treatment for their  children -- a practical handbook for parents,  teachers, and medical professionals alike.

Discusses causes, symptoms, diagnoses, medication, dietary interventions, osteopathic trmt, cognitive therapy, etc.

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Overview

Two experts on these much-misunderstood,  debilitating problems explain how parents can spot  telltale symptoms and select the best treatment for their  children -- a practical handbook for parents,  teachers, and medical professionals alike.

Discusses causes, symptoms, diagnoses, medication, dietary interventions, osteopathic trmt, cognitive therapy, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385469319
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Authors' Note
Introduction: Are "Alternative Treatments" Good Alternatives? 1
Ch. 1 What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? 11
Ch. 2 What Are Learning Disabilities? 41
Ch. 3 How New Treatments Are Evaluated: Science, Pseudoscience, and Quackery 73
Ch. 4 Effective Treatments for ADHD 87
Ch. 5 Effective Treatments for Learning Disabilities 107
Ch. 6 Pills and Potions 121
Ch. 7 Dietary Interventions 149
Ch. 8 Training Approaches to Treatment 171
Ch. 9 Miscellaneous Approaches 199
Concluding Remarks: Where Do We Go from Here? 209
References 213
Addenda 235
Index 241
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