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Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders

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Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger?s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors. ?These authors have brought to light a widespread and serious problem?the wasting of lives from the misdiagnosis of gifted children and adults and the inappropriate treatment that often follows.? Jack G. Wiggins, Ph. D., Former President, American Psychological Association

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Five psychologists and a pediatrician describe the behavior patterns of gifted children and explain how to distinguish them from the symptoms of ADHD, anger diagnoses, anxiety and mood disorders, learning disabilities, and sleep disorders. The diagnosis guidance and clinical vignettes can be helpful for teachers, social workers, health care professionals, and parents.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Five psychologists and a pediatrician describe the behavior patterns of gifted children and explain how to distinguish them from the symptoms of ADHD, anger diagnoses, anxiety and mood disorders, learning disabilities, and sleep disorders. The diagnosis guidance and clinical vignettes can be helpful for teachers, social workers, health care professionals, and parents. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger's. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780910707671
Author:
Webb, James T.
Publisher:
Great Potential Press
Author:
Webb, Nadia
Author:
Amend, Edward R.
Author:
Webb, James T., PH.D.
Author:
Amend, Edward
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Diagnosis
Subject:
Assessment, Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.92x6.10x.63 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger's. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors.
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