ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know
by Katherine Ellison & Stephen P. Hinshaw
Available November 3, 2015.
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.