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The other side of ADHD : attention deficit hyperactivity disorder exposed and explained

Author: Angela Southall
Publisher: Abingdon, UK ; New York : Radcliffe, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author deals with some of the controversial aspects of ADHD that help maintain its status as the most hotly debated subject in children's mental health. The book draws together the many issues that ADHD raises, clinically, socially, philosophically, ethically and politically. The result is a challenge that goes far beyond this diagnostic label, and reaches into just about every aspect of our lives.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Southall
ISBN: 9781846190681 1846190681
OCLC Number: 123114601
Description: ix, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 What is ADHD? 5 --
2 The psychopharmacology of ADHD 19 --
3 The drug companies 35 --
4 The rise and rise of biological psychiatry 51 --
5 What's happening to our children? 63 --
6 The lost boys 77 --
7 Why do children really have attentional difficulties? 95 --
8 A bit about the brain 113 --
9 Choice for children? 125 --
10 Social and political issues 137 --
Epilogue: Looking after our children 171 --
Appendix 1 Peter Breggin's critique of the MTA study 179 --
Appendix 2 Comparison of 1997 Labour Party Manifesto with position and plans in 2006 181.
Responsibility: Angela Southall.

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ADHD has become a clinical phenomenon, a modern-day epidemic of incredible proportions, unlike any we have seen before. It has swept over us like a tidal wave. This work brings into focus some of the  Read more...

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