Disease Called Childhood

Disease Called Childhood

Why ADHD Became An American Epidemic

Book - 2016
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Since 1987, the number of American children diagnosed with ADHD has jumped from 3 to 11 percent. Meanwhile, ADHD rates remain relatively low in other countries such as France, Finland, the UK, and Japan, where the number of children diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD is 1 percent or less. Alarmed by this trend, family therapist Marilyn Wedge set out to understand how ADHD became an American epidemic and to find out whether there are alternative treatments to powerful prescription drugs.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,, 2016.
Edition: First trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781101982884
Branch Call Number: 618.928589 WE
Characteristics: xxii, 250 pages ; 21 cm


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