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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorders in the Western world. The Australian Government estimates 350,000 children are affected, with over 57,000 medicated for the disorder. But what exactly is ADHD and why have diagnosis rates exploded? Is there a scientific basis for defining a set of childhood behaviours as a disorder and do children actually benefit from current treatments?
Martin Whitely MLA examinines the reasons behind the massive increase in Australian ADHD drug use, and finds that most medicated children gain less from the powerful medications than those charged with supervising these children.
Bound to be controversial, Speed Up and Sit Still is a must-read for parents, teachers, medical practitioners, politicians and the wider community.
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Praise for Speed Up and Sit Still:
MP Martin Whitely’s new book is a scathing attack on the ADHD ‘Fraud’.
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN