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Well|Why Parents and Doctors Should Think About ADHD in Preschool

New York Times - Dec 5, 2016
A study published recently in the journal Pediatrics found that including preschoolers in the guidelines for how pediatricians manage A.D.H.D. — which covered only school-age children before 2011 — did not increase diagnoses and prescriptions of ...

If you don't have ADHD, you have no business using ADHD medication

The Badger Herald - Dec 5, 2016
The weeks leading up to finals are when I usually start getting texts from people who normally don't speak to me during the year. Various forms of “Hey, so I have a lot of exams coming up” and “I have to study non-stop the next few days” start flowing ...

Ask Dr. Mike: Challenges with ADHD and Finding a Social Skills Group

Patch.com - Dec 3, 2016
My son was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago, and his pediatrician at that time recommended we try a social skills group for his “immaturity” and “impulsivity.” We did that, and our experience was horrible! The kids in the group had much bigger ...

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Adhd books

Driven to Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

by: Edward M. Hallowell M.D., John J. Ratey M.D.
Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.
Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member.
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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

by: Steve Silberman
This New York Times–bestselling book upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.
What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more—and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.
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The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates

by: Arthur E. Jongsma Jr., L. Mark Peterson, William P. McInnis, Timothy J. Bruce

A time-saving resource, fully revised to meet the changing needs of mental health professionals
The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies.