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

by James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb, Jean Goerss
     
 

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Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are being misdiagnosed with disorders such as ADHD, ODD, Bipolar, OCD, Autism, or Asperger’s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. This book includes discussions on diagnoses commonly given to gifted children and adults, characteristics of gifted children and adults,… See more details below

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Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are being misdiagnosed with disorders such as ADHD, ODD, Bipolar, OCD, Autism, or Asperger’s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. This book includes discussions on diagnoses commonly given to gifted children and adults, characteristics of 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, and advice for selecting a counselor or health care professional.

Editorial Reviews

former president, American Psychological Association
These authors have brought to light a widespread and serious problem--the wasting of lives from the misdiagnosis of gifted children and adults and the inappropriate treatment that often follows.
Director, Belin-Blank Center
This book makes a powerful statement that many behaviors associated with giftedness may be misconstrued as behaviors associated with disorders. I highly recommend this book to both professionals and parents.
Eide Neurolearning Clinic
This book should be required reading for every professional who cares for children and every parent with a bright but behaviorally perplexing child.
Cummings Foundation for Behavioral Health
My advice to parents would be to read this book before your child is misdiagnosed and mistreated.
Mahoney and Associates
This book is paramount...to the evolution of the field of counseling the gifted. It is critical and imperative for the field of mental health providers to finally become aware of the serious and damaging effects that misdiagnosis can have on gifted individuals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014920957
Publisher:
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
265
Sales rank:
215,143
File size:
2 MB

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