Psychology, Psychiatry & Diagnoses
The world of parenthood seems to be increasingly dominated by psychological theories and diagnoses. Many of these have crept into everyday language. The aim of this section is to put them under spotlight and question when and how they can be appropriate and helpful and when their use can be inappropriate and limiting.
With his book, Speed Up & Sit Still: The Controversies and ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment, Martin Whitely is not trying to make friends or offer easy answers. It’s a book that raises a lot of difficult questions about the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. This article has moved to another site – please see https://aspergicmoments.com.au/2014/06/book-review-speed-up-sit-still-the-controversies-and-adhd-diagnosis-and-treatment/ [...]
This article was commissioned and published in 1996 as an article to parents of gifted children struggling to understand why gifted children often seem to drop out of school for no reason while their less intellectually inclined classmates pass them by. The term gifted is problematic but nobody seems to be able to come up [...]