The Myth of the ADD Child

(New York, Dutton Press, 1995) Dr. Thomas Armstrong
The Myth of the A.D.D. Child, by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. The Myth of the A.D.D. Child exposes the mislabeling of millions of children as A.D.D./A.D.H.D., and the use of powerful mind-altering drugs such as Ritalin in treating children's hyperactivity. Not long ago, children who behaved in certain ways were called "bundles of energy", "daydreamers," or "fireballs." Now they're considered "hyperactive," "distractible," or "impulsive"-victims of the ubiquitous Attention Deficit Disorder. Tragically, such labeling can follow a child through life. Worse, the mind-altering drugs prescribed for A.D.D./A.D.H.D. are unnecessary-and they are harmful. By tackling the root causes of a child's attention and behavior problems - rather than masking the symptoms with drugs - parents can help their children begin to experience fundamentally positive changes in their lives.
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