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

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by James T. Webb
     
 

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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

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910707671
Publisher:
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
285,342
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

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