ADHD: The Great Misdiagnosis

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 263 pages
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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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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

Contents

Introduction
1
Whats a Parent to Do?
7
The Name Game
27
The Real Thing
37
The Imitators
47
Marketing the Great Epidemic
81
Why Medical Treatments for ADHD?
89
Traditional Medical Treatments
99
The Schoolhouse Legal Matrix
181
Afterword
193
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fourth Edition Diagnostic Criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
205
The American Academy of Pediatrics Definition of ADHD
209
Colleges and Universities that Offer Programs for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
215
Helpful Contacts and Organizations
217
Sample Letter Requesting Special Education Services
219
Notes
221

Alternative Therapies
135
Treating Coexisting Disorders
153
How to Find a Clinician
163
Parents and Teachers
167
Bibliography
241
Index
255
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Julian Stuart Haber, M.D. is a practicing pediatrician with Cook Children's Physician Network in Texas. He has served on numerous task forces in the state of Texas and testified before the Senate Working Committee on Education on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He resides in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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