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Rethinking ADHD by Sami Timimi
Book DescriptionThis works offers a selection of international critiques on the role of ADHD in our society today, looking at how and why diagnoses have increased in recent years. It is the first book to offer such a wide array of critiques from an international perspective. It features a contributor team of top authors and researchers in the field. Lead author Sami Timimi features regularly in the British media speaking about ADHD, including appearances on the BBC's current affairs programme "Panorama", BBC Radio 3 and 4 broadcasts, and comments in national newspapers, including "The Guardian", as well as organizations, groups and websites associated with ADHD.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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230507128
(215mm x 137mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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.
Liberatory Psychiatry, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Sami Timimi
Confronts the psychological impact of social changes, and explores the liberatory potential of psychiatry.
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Author Biography - Sami Timimi
SAMI TIMIMI is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in the National Health Service in Lincolnshire and a visiting Professor at Lincoln University, UK. He writes from a critical psychiatry perspective on topics relating to child and adolescent mental health and has published articles on many topics including eating disorders, psychotherapy, behavioural disorders and cross-cultural psychiatry. He has authored three books, Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood, (Brunner-Routledge, 2002); Naughty Boys: Anti-Social Behaviour, ADHD and the Role of Culture, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); Mis-Understanding ADHD: The Complete Guide for Parents to Alternatives to Drugs, (AuthorHouse, 2007), and has co-edited with Dr Begum Maitra, Critical Voices in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, (Free Association Books, 2006). JONATHAN LEO, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Neuroanatomy at Lincoln Memorial University. He has published numerous articles about the biological theories of mental health, covering topics such as the genetic basis of schizophrenia, the serotonin theory of depression, the paediatric trials of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and ADHD. His articles have been published in Society, Skeptic, and The Journal of Mind and Behavior. He is the past Editor-in-Chief of Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry. His most recent article, co-authored with Jeff Lacasse, was about the disconnect between the scientific literature and the popular advertisements regarding serotonin and depression. The paper was published in The Public Library of Science (PLoS) and was subsequently covered by numerous media outlets including WebMD, Nature, Forbes, The Scientist, and the Wall Street Journal.
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