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A Disease Called Childhood : Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic
by Marilyn Wedge


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781101982884
  • ISBN-10: 1101982888
  • Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds


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