When the ADHD Diagnosis Is Wrong

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children is real and can be severely disabling.  However, most causes of children's attention problems are unrelated to ADHD and are not resolvable by drugging the child.  Treating symptoms is simply not adequate; a completely different approach to the diagnoses and treatment of attention problems in children is necessary.  This book identifies the many neurological patterns associated with children's attention challenges, explains the many psychological and physical factors that can affect attention, and describes how to determine if your child needs not medication but other approaches- such as neurotherapy, psychological guidance, diet changes, or simply time to develop past childhood- to solve the problem.

Paul G. Swingle, PhD, RPsych, provides millions of parents who are desperate for scientifically sound information about how to help their children with conditions that are negatively impacting their learning, development, and happiness with a resource that is precise, definitive, and easy to read.  Illustrated with examples from across his 30 years of practice, Swingle's book informs readers about the many factors that can affect children's attention and can often be treated with drugless approaches and therapy for success. Parents will understand how intolerance of what constitutes normal children's behavior and the failure to recognize the emotional challenges that many children have in our culture today constitute causative factors in the misdiagnosis of attention deficit disorders.

About the Author

Paul G. Swingle, PhD, RPsych, was professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa prior to moving to Vancouver where he is now director of the Swingle Clinic. A fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, Swingle was lecturer in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and during the same time period was associate attending psychologist at McLean Hospital in Boston, MA, where he also was coordinator of the Clinical Psychophysiology Service. He was chairman of the faculty of child psychology and clinical supervisor at the University of Ottawa as well as a registered psychologist in British Columbia and certified in biofeedback and neurotherapy. His published work includes Biofeedback for the Brain: How Neurotherapy Effectively Treats Depression, ADHD, Autism, and More and Adding Neurotherapy to Your Practice: Clinician's Guide to the ClinicalQ, Neurofeedback, and Braindriving .

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  • Mary Jo Sabo, Ph.D., BCI

    We have been using your Attention CD in the Yonkers School District since Feb, of 1998. We have had outstanding results using the tape and have noticed a significant reduction in aberrant behavior in the children using the CD. In each of the 3 sch...
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    In experimenting with Dr. Swingle's Attention CD, I discovered that the sound produced a calming effect for me. I was particularly pleased with the impact it had for reading as it definitely increased my concentration and ultimately my comprehension.
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    Our problem was that we originally only ordered two Attention CDs. The two teachers who had the most immediate and dramatic results with their students would not loan their CDs for the rest of the staff. When I listen to the CD, it appears to have...
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