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A disease called childhood : why ADHD became an American epidemic / Marilyn Wedge, PhD.

Wedge, Marilyn (author.).

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Summary:

"A leading researcher and family therapist reframes our understanding of the American ADHD epidemic, and offers parents and educators the possibility of a healthier, less medicated future for their children. She delves into the subject, investigating how specific cultural and social conditions, doctors, Big Pharma, the food industry, modern approaches to education, and the evolution of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM) have come together to diagnose children's behavioral problems as strictly biological, ignoring external causes ranging from dysfunctional environments to media influences to diet. The result: a generation addicted to stimulant drugs, some of whom have been prescribed what is essentially speed from the age of four with long term dependency and abuse issues into high school, college and beyond. is written for the millions of parents who wonder if their child has ADHD, or--if their child has been diagnosed--whether to put him or her on medication. Drawing on techniques gleaned from family therapy that looks at causes and solutions, rather than just symptoms, Wedge hopes to establish a new paradigm for child mental health--and a better, happier, and less medicated future."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 618.928589 .W392d 2015 (Text) 37814003024206 NON-FICTION Book None 08/15/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781583335635
  • ISBN: 1583335633
  • Physical Description: xxii, 250 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : AVERY, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: a season in childhood -- An American epidemic -- What is ADHD? -- A tale of many cultures -- How did we get here? -- How a diagnosis became an epidemic -- Big pharma and biological psychiatry -- The message in the media -- Saving our children -- Why American schools have to change -- Let food be thy medicine -- Tweens, teens, and screens -- Time-tested tactics for good parenting -- Protecting children in the age of adderall.
Summary, etc.:
"A leading researcher and family therapist reframes our understanding of the American ADHD epidemic, and offers parents and educators the possibility of a healthier, less medicated future for their children. She delves into the subject, investigating how specific cultural and social conditions, doctors, Big Pharma, the food industry, modern approaches to education, and the evolution of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM) have come together to diagnose children's behavioral problems as strictly biological, ignoring external causes ranging from dysfunctional environments to media influences to diet. The result: a generation addicted to stimulant drugs, some of whom have been prescribed what is essentially speed from the age of four with long term dependency and abuse issues into high school, college and beyond. is written for the millions of parents who wonder if their child has ADHD, or--if their child has been diagnosed--whether to put him or her on medication. Drawing on techniques gleaned from family therapy that looks at causes and solutions, rather than just symptoms, Wedge hopes to establish a new paradigm for child mental health--and a better, happier, and less medicated future."
Subject: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder > United States.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder > Social aspects > United States.
Attention-deficit-disordered children. > United States.
Attention-deficit-disordered children. > Alternative treatment. > United States.
Child rearing > United States

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