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The Resource A disease called childhood : why ADHD became an American epidemic, Marilyn Wedge, PhD

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

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A disease called childhood : why ADHD became an American epidemic
Title
A disease called childhood
Title remainder
why ADHD became an American epidemic
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Marilyn Wedge, PhD
Title variation
  • Why ADHD became an American epidemic became an American epidemic
  • Why attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
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Language
eng
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. This book 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
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YDXCP
Dewey number
616
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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A disease called childhood : why ADHD became an American epidemic, Marilyn Wedge, PhD
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Copyright
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781583335635
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(hc)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A disease called childhood : why ADHD became an American epidemic, Marilyn Wedge, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781583335635
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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