Anti-social Behaviour, ADHD and the Role of Culture
By (author) Sami Timimi
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Naughty Boys by Sami Timimi
Book DescriptionBoys in the West are being labelled as having psychiatric disorders, behaviour problems and special educational needs, and are receiving psychiatric drugs in ever-greater numbers. In this book, Dr Timimi argues that this crisis reflects a fundamental ambivalence that Western culture has toward children which affects boys in particular. Using material from diverse sources, the author shows how Western Society's political, social and economic value system is bad for families and children, and how positive alternatives can be found in non-Western traditions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403945112
(216mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sami Timimi
Re-Thinking Autism, Paperback (May 2016)
Disputing the existing accepted approaches to autism and the focus on diagnosis and 'treatment', this book challenges the attitudes, assumptions and prejudices around autism that are generated from the medical model, suggesting that they can be marginalising, limiting and potentially damaging to the individuals labelled with autism.
Myth of Autism, Paperback (October 2010)
In this groundbreaking book, the authors dispute the concept of autism and explore the cultural and political reasons why the number of those diagnosed with it has increased over the years. This is a must-read for students studying autism and related disorders as well as practitioners working in the mental health services.
Straight-Talking Introduction to Children's Mental Health Problems, Paperback (June 2009)
Suitable for students of mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, and carers, this book offers information that you need to make informed choices about a child's diagnosis and treatment. It offers advice on things parents can try themselves, common pitfalls to avoid, and how to find the professionals you need.
Rethinking ADHD, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Sami Timimi
This book brings together, for the first time, a selection of international critiques on the role of ADHD in our society today, looking at how diagnoses have increased in recent years and the reasons behind this. Topics range from genetics to social culture, offering a comprehensive overview of this area.
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Author Biography - Sami Timimi
SAMI TIMIMI is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who works full time in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom in the county of Lincolnshire, having completed his psychiatry and child psychiatry trainings, and a consultant job, in London. He has previously published many articles in academic journals on a variety of topics including cross-cultural psychiatry, psychotherapy, eating disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His previous book entitled Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood was published by Brunner-Routledge in August 2002. He has also been invited to write several articles for journals and magazines since the book was published. He has experience in teaching at universities, presenting at local and national conferences and in being interviewed by local and national media.
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