Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders

4.5 10
by James T. Webb
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0910707677

ISBN-13: 9780910707671

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

Multi-Award Winner!

Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger's. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result.

Physicians, psychologist, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of

Overview

Multi-Award Winner!

Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger's. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result.

Physicians, psychologist, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors.

Features include:

  • Written for parents and professionals

  • Characteristics of gifted children and adults

  • Diagnoses most commonly given to gifted children and adults

  • Traits of diagnoses incorrectly given to gifted children and adults

  • Guidelines to avoid mislabeling gifted children

  • Parent-child relationship problems

  • Issues for gifted adults

  • Advice for selecting a counselor or health care professional

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910707671
Publisher:
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
348,274
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1. Characteristics of Gifted Children and Adults
Chapter 2. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 3. Anger Diagnoses
Chapter 4. Ideational and Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 5. Mood Disorders
Chapter 6. Learning Disabilities
Chapter 7. Sleep Disorders
Chapter 8. Allergies, Asthma, and Reactive Hypoglycemia
Chapter 9. Relationships Issues for Gifted Children and Adults
Chapter 10. Differentiating Gifted Behaviors from Pathological Behaviors
Chapter 11. How to Select a Health Care Professional or Counselor for a Gifted Child or Adult
Chapter 12. Resources
Appendix A. Suggested Readings
References
Endnotes
Index
About the Authors

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our son was diagnosed at age 7 with Asperger's Syndrome. I admit to being resistant for the two years before we finally went to the autism clinic at a medical school and had him tested. After the testing and diagnosis, however, we did everything we could to help him where there seemed to be deficits. He has an IEP and weekly sessions with a speech specialist at his school. What has bothered me was how far up the spectrum he seems to be and wondering if is he even on it at all. He's more social than one would expect. He has a pretty direct gaze most of the time. Last night he offered me one of his cookies as we watched a TV sitcom together. This book has good sections on differentiating the characteristics between Asperger Disorder and Giftedness. At 12, it seems more uncertain than ever that he has the correct diagnosis. This book has helped us decide it may be time to have him retested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago