Beyond Ritalin: Facts about Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

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Villard Books, 1996 - Psychology - 255 pages
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"ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) - and its treatment with the drug Ritalin - has become the focus of one of the most hotly debated health issues of the 1990s, with the controversy taking center stage in media accounts all over the country. But for the thousands of families of ADHD children, adolescents, and adults, it remains painfully difficult to get clear and authoritative answers to the many questions that this confusing disorder poses. Beyond Ritalin is based on hundreds of sources and over thirty years of research, and is the first book to explain in complete detail exactly how Ritalin affects individuals' social and organizational skills, distractibility, activity level, academic performance, and other areas of behavior." "The authors of Beyond Ritalin, who are acknowledged experts on attention deficit disorders, provide a complete road map and guide for coping with ADHD."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

EYE OF THE STORM
3
MEDICATION MYTHS
12
WHY RITALIN DOESNT DIAGNOSE ADHD
27
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Stephen W. Garber, Ph.D. is one of the country's leading parenting experts and is the director of Behavioral Institute of Atlanta.

Garber is an educational consultant at the Behavioral Institute of Atlanta.

Robyn Freedman Spizman is an award-winning author and a nationally known media personality and consumer advocate. She has appeared for the past two decades on television and radio, and is considered a leading product-and-gift expert. To learn more about her go to www.robynsipizman.com. Robyn lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia, and they have two children, Justin and Ali. "Secret Agent" is her middle-grade fiction debut.

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