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The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, and Money, and Today's Push for Performance
 

The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, and Money, and Today's Push for Performance (Hardback)

By Hinshaw, Stephen P.
By Scheffler, Richard M.

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most controversial and misunderstood medical conditions today. With skyrocketing rates of diagnosis and medication treatment, it has generated a firestorm of controversy. Alarming questions have been raised about ADHD ...in recent years: *Why are over 10% of children and adolescents in the U.S. now diagnosed with ADHD, with projected rates quickly rising? *Why do over two-thirds of those diagnosed with ADHD receive medication? *In some southern states, why are boys diagnosed at rates of almost one in three? *What is causing the fast-rising diagnosis and medication of adults? Why are over a quarter of all college students using stimulants for academic performance? *What drives the current ADHD tsunami - is it parents, clinicians, schools, culture, the healthcare system, or Big Pharma? When will it end? *Can we trust the stories we read and hear about ADHD, even in major media outlets? The ADHD Explosion and Today's Push for Performance uniquely blends clinical wisdom, current science, new information on medical and school policy, and global trends to debunk myths and set the record straight. Hinshaw and Scheffler describe the origins of ADHD and its huge costs to society; the science regarding causes as well as medication and behavioral treatment; and the major variation in diagnosis and treatment across the U.S., highlighting the key roles of educational policy and high-stakes testing. Dealing directly with stimulants as smart pills, they describe the epidemic of medicalization, arguing that accurate diagnosis and well-monitored care could ease the staggering economic burden linked to ADHD. In novel ways, they unravel the many poignant issues facing children, teachers, clinicians, and family members who contend with ADHD each day. The recommendations in this book can improve the quality of life for those touched by ADHD and potentially improve the productivity and safety of all society.
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ISBN 9780199790555
Released NZ 24 Apr 2014
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780199790555
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 24 Apr 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hinshaw, Stephen P.
By Scheffler, Richard M.
Category Mental Health Services
Clinical Psychology
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 616.8589
Weight 512g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Treatment - Finance
NBS Text Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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