The Myth of Adhd and Other Learning Disabilities: Parenting Without Ritalin

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Huntington House Publishers, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 298 pages
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Throughout the world youth-related problems are becoming more and more acute. The number of children being diagnosed with behavior disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, and Tourette syndrome is multiplying. Youth violence, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage promiscuity, and teen suicides have become commonplace. Learning disabilities and illiteracy are increasing at an alarming rate.Who or what is to blame for these problems? Are some of these problems truly the result of biochemical imbalances or neurological disorders 'in the brain? Are some caused by foods containing artificial colors and flavors? Should we blame vaccines? Heredity The TV? Peer pressure?The authors deliver ample evidence to demonstrate that these popularly proposed causes play no more than a minuscule role - if any - in the creation of these problems. Backed by in-depth research, they offer a very logical explanation for their origin as well as their alarming increase.The book reveals the true causes of ADHD and other youth-related problems. Parents, who know the true cause or causes of such problems, can prevent them from occurring. Parents who are already in dire need of finding help for their children will find that the book also explains what they can do to overcome ADHD and other emotional and behavioral problems - all without the use of drugs.Jan Strydom, a doctor in education, had been involved in consultation and research of learning and behavior problems over a period of 25 years. He also holds a M.A. in philosophy.

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Strydom holds a doctorate in education and an MA in philosophy, speaks several languages, and is a trained opera singer. He is the father of three and grandfather of two.

Du Plessis holds B.Div. and an honors degree in psychology.

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