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Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gnaulati, Enrico (Book - 2013 )
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A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions. Why are doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnosing healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions? Gnaulati examines the factors that have led to our current crisis, provides parents with information about symptoms that to a casual or untrained eye can mimic a psychiatric disorder, and gives parents of struggling children hope, perspective, and direction.
Authors: Gnaulati, Enrico
Title: Back to normal
why ordinary childhood behavior is mistaken for ADHD, bipolar disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Publisher: Boston :, Beacon Press,, c2013
Characteristics: xv, 239 p. ;,24 cm
Contents: Mad science and mad medicine
The rush to diagnose
Casualties of casual diagnosing
Abnormalizing boys
The normalcy of problem behavior
ADHD or childhood narcissism at the outer edges?
Bipolar disorder? or teenage storm and stress twenty-first-century style?
Autistic spectrum? or a brainy, willful, introverted boy?
Parenting with authority
Summary: [A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions., Why are doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnosing healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions? Gnaulati examines the factors that have led to our current crisis, provides parents with information about symptoms that to a casual or untrained eye can mimic a psychiatric disorder, and gives parents of struggling children hope, perspective, and direction.]
ISBN: 0807073342
9780807073346
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