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ADHD Does not Exist: The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
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In this groundbreaking and controversial book, behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul draws on five decades of experience treating thousands of patients labeled with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder—one of the fastest growing and widely diagnosed conditions today—to argue that ADHD is actually a cluster of symptoms stemming from over 20 other conditions and disorders.

According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 6.4 million children between the ages of four and seventeen have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. While many skeptics believe that ADHD is a fabrication of drug companies and the medical establishment, the symptoms of attention-deficit and hyperactivity are all too real for millions of individuals who often cannot function without treatment. If ADHD does not exist, then what is causing these debilitating symptoms?

Over the course of half a century, physician Richard Saul has worked with thousands of patients demonstrating symptoms of ADHD. Based on his experience, he offers a shocking conclusion: ADHD is not a condition on its own, but rather a symptom complex caused by over twenty separate conditions—from poor eyesight and giftedness to bipolar disorder and depression—each requiring its own specific treatment. Drawing on in-depth scientific research and real-life stories from his numerous patients, ADHD Does not Exist synthesizes Dr. Saul's findings, and offers and clear advice for everyone seeking answers.

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        "Parents will be better armed to ask more of the right questions after reading Saul's book." — Publisher's Weekly

        "Sure to ruffle some feathers, ADHD Does Not Exist is provocative and pensive." — Booklist

        "A provocative, valuable guide for parents, school personnel and medical practitioners who deal with individuals showing symptoms routinely attributed to ADHD." — Kirkus Review

        "...an accessible, detailed, and well-documented list of rule-outs for those who are exploring an ADHD diagnosis. VERDICT: Essential for parents and teachers." — Library Journal

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        Saul, a behavioral neurologist with 50 years of clinical practice, isn’t joking around; after noting that 11% of American children are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—a 40% increase in a decade—he makes the provocative claim that, “among the millions of people diagnosed, not one of them actually has ADHD.” This matters for many reasons, particularly in that treatment for real disorders is delayed when ADHD is diagnosed and two-thirds of children diagnosed with ADHD take powerful stimulants with potentially debilitating side effects. Saul takes readers—parents, teachers, physicians—on a fascinating tour of conditions that share symptoms with ADHD. Children with Tourette’s disorder misdiagnosed as ADHD can experience amplified tics on ADHD stimulants. Other conditions with ADHD-like symptoms include undiagnosed hearing, sight, and sleep problems; undiagnosed giftedness, learning disabilities, mood and sensory processing disorders—even allergies. While few would argue with Saul’s contention that overdiagnosis is rampant, his uncompromising main theme will concern clinicians who regularly deal with the condition, whose criteria in the (much fought over) industry bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, were recently loosened. Nevertheless, parents will be better armed to ask more of the right questions after reading Saul’s book, which should spark much debate.

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        Behavioral neurologist Saul emphasizes a thorough approach to the diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), asserting that it is overdiagnosed, that correlating stimulant use has reached epidemic proportions, and that the name itself is a symptom descriptor, not a disorder. Saul maintains that knowledge and understanding of the conditions that are often misdiagnosed as ADHD are essential for appropriate and responsible treatment. More than 20 medical conditions and disorders that might be responsible for ADHD symptoms are presented, from hearing and vision problems, learning disabilities, mood disorders, and neurological problems to inherited genetic flaws and environmental factors such as allergies and toxin poisoning. Each chapter is constructed similarly, with an introductory case history, diagnostic clues, prevalence statistics, and treatment approaches. The largest section of the book, "The Conditions and Disorders Responsible for ADHD Symptoms," is an accessible, detailed, and well-documented list of rule-outs for those who are exploring an ADHD diagnosis. VERDICT Essential for parents and teachers.--Kellie Benson, Oakton Community Coll. Libs., Des Plaines, IL

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According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 6.4 million children between the ages of four and seventeen have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. While many skeptics believe that ADHD is a fabrication of drug companies and the medical establishment, the symptoms of attention-deficit and hyperactivity are all too real for millions of individuals who often cannot function without treatment. If ADHD does not exist, then what is causing these debilitating symptoms?

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