The first book on ADHD written for people with ADHD -- humorous, easy, and informative.
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 receiving diagnosis 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 Know® 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?
Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, public speaker, editor, and writing consultant.
Her two main areas of expertise are neuroscience and energy reform.
These two issues have more in common than it may at first appear, not least because, as a species, our cognitive limits and increasing distraction have been holding us back from overcoming our energy and environmental challenges.
Ellison has explored brain science and distraction as the author of three recent books: “The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes You Smarter”; “Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention,” and “Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Visionaries, Innovators, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers.” Simultaneously, she has freelanced articles and done consulting work on clean energy, encompassing writing speeches, website content, and congressional testimony for Silicon Valley firms including Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Google.org. Her environmental writing includes co-authoring “The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable,” and editing “The Atlas of Global Conservation.”
For more than 20 years, Ellison was an award-winning foreign correspondent for Knight-Ridder Newspapers, reporting from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and serving as bureau chief in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. More recently, she has been a writing coach for private clients and for Stanford University business students, and taught a workshop on Cardio-Writing every summer at the Rancho la Puerta spa in Mexico. She has also delivered keynote speeches on attention and learning issues at venues including Tufts University, UCLA, and Kaiser Permanente.
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