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When the ADHD Diagnosis Is Wrong : Understanding Other Factors That Affect Attention in Children

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Author Paul Swingle, a former professor of psychology and psychiatry in the US and Canada, now directs the Swingle Clinic. He is a current fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and is certified in biofeedback and neurotherapy. In this work, he contends that the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children is often inaccurate. He also argues that teachers, professionals, and even parents are becoming less tolerant of normal behavior and emotions in children. He presents a different model for understanding, assessing, and treating attention, behavior, and emotional problems in children. The author’s model of drug-free treatment is based on neurotherapy as well as diet modifications and psychological counseling to deal with stress, emotions, and symptoms. The book begins with an examination of the uncertainties and gray areas in the official description and diagnosis of ADHD, then offers plain language explanations of normal and abnormal brain development and brain functioning. He describes other neurological conditions that affect learning and attention; an entire chapter is devoted to the impact of emotional trauma on attention and learning. Swingle then explains how neurotherapy works and how it can help children. The book concludes with guidelines for finding a qualified, licensed neurotherapist, ideally affiliated with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). The book includes many brain anatomy illustrations, plus b&w photos of neurotherapy equipment in action with patients. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

A game-changing resource for parents caught in the labyrinth of the promoted treatments heralding help for troubled children and their families, this book provides readers invaluable guidance in seeking accurate diagnosis and scientifically verified treatment options.

Number of Pages: 174
Genre: Psychology, Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Psychopathology / Attention-Deficit Disorder
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Ph.D. Paul G. Swingle
Language: English
Street Date: August 18, 2015
TCIN: 46771544
UPC: 9781440840661
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0272
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