ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis
The ADHD label had been rampantly overused on children with completely different problems when the controversial first edition of ADHD was praised by practitioners and parents alike as a timely book whose message was long overdue. This new edition includes a complete revision of the chapter on medication, detailing when to use certain drugs and the side effects that can be expected, and including a thorough review and update of older medications. Special problems for teenagers with ADHD are addressed, including sexual relationships, pregnancy, substance abuse, driving, and general teen attitudes. Material has been added to help parents find their way through the legal maze of public education where children are often wrongly first stigmatized with the ADHD label.
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Studies find that ADHD affects three to ten percent of the school-age population, making it the most common psychiatric diagnosis in children. Treating it with Ritalin and other stimulants remains ... Read full review
I have read the pages you posted....do you even have a child of your own that is adhd....your suggestions really baffle me...is this the turn the other cheek lesson.....live with some one with adhd,,,without proper medication and then I will take your advice
Whats a Parent to Do?
The Name Game
The Real Thing
Marketing the Great Epidemic
Why Medical Treatments for ADHD?
Traditional Medical Treatments
The Schoolhouse Legal Matrix
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fourth Edition Diagnostic Criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The American Academy of Pediatrics Definition of ADHD
Colleges and Universities that Offer Programs for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Helpful Contacts and Organizations
Sample Letter Requesting Special Education Services