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Speed up & sit still : the controversies of ADHD diagnosis and treatment

Author: Martin Whitely
Publisher: Crawley, W.A. : UWA Publishing, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ADHD debate is an emotive issue which has been simmering for years. Parents who decide to treat their children with medication and who welcome changes in their child's behaviour have a heavy emotional investment in believing they are helping their kids. But there have been concerns about possible misdiagnosis and over-prescription of ADHD medications for some time. Speed Up & Sit Still is a book that tackles the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Whitely
ISBN: 9781742582498 1742582494
OCLC Number: 646061442
Description: 211 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Martin's ADHD journey --
Diagnosis: Disease, disorder of difference? --
Amphetamine deficit disorder --
True believers --
Uncle Sam knows best --
The politics of ADHD --
The rise and fall of ADHD in Western Australia --
Conclusion: Where to from here?
Other Titles: Speed up and sit still
Responsibility: Martin Whitely.

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Parents who decide to treat their children with medication and who welcome changes in their child's behaviour, have a heavy emotional investment in believing they are helping their kids. But there  Read more...

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