Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

The video game prescribed by doctors to treat ADHD

Kitti Palmai reports for the BBC: “While many parents worry that their children spend too much time playing computer games, Kelcey Sihanourath is pleased to see her son Owain pick up his tablet. Now aged 13, he was diagnosed with  ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)  in…
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ADHD as Cargo Cult Science

“[Richard] Feynman argued that Cargo Cult Science involves cherry-picking evidence to support an assumed conclusion, ignoring contradictory evidence, and giving the appearance of science while failing to actually follow the scientific method.” This article by Sheelah Mills has been published by…
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Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up

“Teens must try to figure out whether intense emotions and risk-taking behaviors fall within the spectrum of normal adolescent angst, or whether they represent new symptoms or drug side effects.” This book (2012) has been written by Kaitlin Bell Barnett. The…
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The Drugging Of Our Children (Full Length)

This documentary film from 2005, directed by Manette Loudon and Gary Null, has been made within an American context. The programme makers say: “Excessive talking, fidgeting, or squirming. Often loses things. Difficulty remaining seated, playing quietly, or sustaining attention. Sound like your…
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Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

This book has been written by Dr. Gabor Maté. The publishers say: “Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based – and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition. Gabor Maté…
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Critical New Perspectives on ADHD

This book has been edited by Gwynedd Lloyd, Joan Stead and David Cohen. The publishers say : “Experts from all over the world take a critical, highly international and often controversial perspective on the ADHD phenomenon – a condition that has…
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Naughty Boys: Anti-Social Behaviour, ADHD and the Role of Culture

Written by Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Sami Timimi, the publishers say : “Boys in the West are being labelled as having psychiatric disorders, behaviour problems and special educational needs, and are receiving psychiatric drugs in ever-greater numbers. In this…
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Generation Rx? Review of ‘Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up’

Kaitlin Bell Barnett’s book, Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up , asks some uncomfortable questions about how an era of kids on psychotropic drugs are living now. Casey Schwartz, writing in The Daily Beast : “I was 22, walking across the campus of UCLA, where I was taking summer…
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