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ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Hardcover – 13 Mar 2014

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperWave; 1 edition (13 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006226673X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062266736
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 301,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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A radical new response to a widely misunderstood condition

We are witnessing a global epidemic of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Millions are suffering from attention issues, while millions more are reliant on stimulant medication to perform at school and at work. Despite decades of advancements in neuroscience, the definition of ADHD has remained essentially unchanged since its introduction in 1980, and its prevalence in the population has skyrocketed.

In this controversial and landmark work, Dr. Richard Saul draws from five decades as a practicing physician and researcher in the field to contend that the definition of ADHD as we know it is completely wrong. Instead, he argues that the "disorder" is a cluster of symptoms stemming from more than twenty other conditions, each requiring separate treatment. The detailed list ranges from mild problems like poor eyesight, sleep deprivation, and even boredom in the classroom, to more severe conditions like depression and bipolar disorder.

Through the lens of history and into the present day, Dr. Saul examines "ADHD," exploring the rising cultural and medical trends that have birthed the stimulant epidemic. Both comprehensive and illuminative, ADHD Does Not Exist is essential reading for doctors, practitioners, educators, and individuals who are seeking an honest approach to understanding and treating this complex condition.


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Though interesting It is surprising such a vague account of an argument can be presented. This may have more accurately been titled "The current definition of ADHD needs updating".
Dr Saul's opinion is that, an opinion failing to fully understand ADHD and ones attention on the wrong things. No where has he 'attended' to this or suggested an alternative cause. No where has he discussed 'executive functioning' central to ADHD. In fact very little emphasis has been placed on its definition and real patient case feedback. Instead what is presented are a series of conditions where 'attention deficits" can be experienced, challenging he's own practise and colleagues thoroughness and rightly pointing out the DSM-V is inaccurate and work in progress. Dr Saul has voiced frustrations within he's profession yet fails to fully understand real ADHD patients cases. To rule 'ADHD' as we know it out is nonsense. If it is please give us a new title.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By hillymilly on 23 May 2014
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This book has made me think really hard about 'labels'. An interesting read and well worth it. I recommend it.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S Sims on 9 April 2014
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This has the authority of real knowledge and experience. Professor Saul is not denying that children and adults may indeed suffer from a whole range of problems, but denies that one can simply throw them all together under a simplistic heading like ADHD. As the mother of an Asperger's son, and a teacher of nearly 40 years' experience, everything Professor Saul says rings true.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By books on 5 April 2014
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Interesting look at ADHD.Could it just be a group of other disorders,wrongly labelled.He ecrtaily des not feel giving everyone psycho stimulants is the answer,which I have to agree with.
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