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

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James T. Webb
Great Potential Press, Inc., Jan 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 265 pages
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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, psychologists, 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. ?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.? Jack G. Wiggins, Ph. D., Former President, American Psychological Association
  

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Contents

Chapter 2 AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder 35
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Chapter 3 Anger Diagnoses 61
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Chapter 4 Ideational and Anxiety Disorders 85
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Chapter 5 Mood Disorders 117
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Chapter 6 Learning Disabilities 137
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Chapter 7 Sleep Disorders 157
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Chapter 8 Allergies Asthma and Reactive Hypoglycemia 169
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Chapter 9 Relationships Issues for Gifted Children and Adults 175
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Chapter 10 Differentiating Gifted Behaviors from Pathological Behaviors 197
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Chapter 11 How to Select a Health Care Professional or Counselor for a Gifted Child or Adult 209
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Chapter 12 Resources 219
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Webb is a Clinical Psychologist

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