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A Disease Called Childhood
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201603
  • Antal sidor: 250
  • ISBN10:1101982888
  • ISBN13:9781101982884

A Disease Called Childhood

(Häftad)
Beskrivning:

A family therapist offers a surprising new look at the rise of ADHD in America, arguing for a better paradigm for diagnosing and treating our children.



Since 1987, the number of American children diagnosed with ADHD has jumped from 3 to 11 percent. Meanwhile, ADHD rates remain relatively low in other countries such as France, Finland, the UK, and Japan, where the number of children diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD is 1 percent or less. Alarmed by this trend, family therapist Marilyn Wedge set out to understand how ADHD became an American epidemic--and to find out whether there are alternative treatments to powerful prescription drugs.

In A Disease Called Childhood, Wedge examines the factors that have created a generation addicted to stimulant drugs. Instead of focusing only on treating symptoms, she looks at the various potential causes of hyperactivity and inattention in children, and behavioral and environmental--as opposed to strictly biological--treatments that have been proven to help. In the process, Wedge offers a new paradigm for child mental health--and a better, happier, and less medicated future for American children.

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