ADHD: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG by Stephen P. HinshawADHD: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG by Stephen P. Hinshaw

ADHD: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG

byStephen P. Hinshaw, Katherine Ellison

Paperback | October 27, 2015

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Rates of diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are skyrocketing, throughout America and the rest of the world. U.S. rates of youth diagnosis have increased 40% from just a decade ago. Adults with ADHD are now the fastest-growing segment of the population receivingdiagnosis and medication. The disorder is painful and sometimes disabling for individuals and tremendously costly for society; yet, widespread misinformation, skepticism, and unanswered questions have jeopardized effective diagnosis and treatment. Researched and written by Stephen Hinshaw, an international expert on ADHD, and Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author, ADHD: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG is the go-to book for authoritative, current, accurate, and compelling information about the global ADHD epidemic. This book addresses questions such as:* Is ADHD a genuine medical condition or a means of pathologizing active and exploratory behavior?* Do medications for ADHD serve as needed treatments, or are they attempts at social control, designed to bolster profits of pharmaceutical firms? * Has the ADHD label become a ruse by which parents can game the educational system for accommodations?* How do symptoms and impairments related to ADHD differ between girls and women and boys and men? * Why are ADHD medications often used as performance enhancers by college and high-school students? ADHD: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG clears the air of the most polarizing and misleading information that abounds, providing straight talk and sound guidelines for educators, policymakers, health professionals, parents, and the general public. It shows the reality of ADHD but does not ignore theforces that have pushed up rates of diagnosis to alarmingly high levels.
Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, is an internationally recognized research investigator of child and adolescent disorders, award-winning teacher, and author of more than 280 research articles and chapters plus 12 books. His most recent book, with Richard Scheffler, is The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance....
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Title:ADHD: What Everyone Needs to KnowRGFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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IntroductionPART I: Facing the Facts1. What is ADHD? And Why Does it Suddenly Seem to be Everywhere?2. How Widespread Is It?3. What Causes It?4. How Do You Know If You Have It?5. How Does ADHD Change Over the Lifespan?6. How Much Does It Matter Who You Are and Where You Live?PART II: Taking Action7. How Helpful-or Harmful-Is Medication?8. How Helpful is Behavior Therapy, and What Kinds of Behavior Therapies Help the Most?9. What Other Strategies May Be Helpful in Treating ADHD?10. What Do You Need to Know About the "ADHD Industrial Complex"?11. Conclusions and RecommendationsResources