By Richard Saul

An intensive new reaction to a largely misunderstood condition

We are witnessing a world epidemic of awareness deficit and hyperactivity illness. hundreds of thousands are struggling with realization matters, whereas thousands extra are reliant on stimulant medicine to accomplish in school and at paintings. regardless of many years of developments in neuroscience, the definition of ADHD has remained basically unchanged due to the fact that its creation in 1980, and its occurrence within the inhabitants has skyrocketed.

In this arguable and landmark paintings, Dr. Richard Saul attracts from 5 a long time as a practising healthcare professional and researcher within the box to contend that the definition of ADHD as we all know it really is thoroughly improper. as an alternative, he argues that the "disorder" is a cluster of signs stemming from greater than twenty different stipulations, each one requiring separate therapy. The targeted checklist levels from light difficulties like negative eyesight, sleep deprivation, or even boredom within the lecture room, to extra critical stipulations like melancholy and bipolar disorder.

Through the lens of heritage and into the current day, Dr. Saul examines "ADHD," exploring the emerging cultural and scientific tendencies that experience birthed the stimulant epidemic. either finished and illuminative, ADHD doesn't Exist is vital examining for medical professionals, practitioners, educators, and people who are seeking for a decent method of figuring out and treating this complicated situation.

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4 Rollenverlust: z. B. Arbeitslosigkeit; Folgen sind z. B. Depressionen, Substanzmissbrauch. Soziale Schutzfaktoren sind: 4 Sozialer Rückhalt, Soziale Unterstützung (social support): Fremdhilfen (emotionaler oder behavioraler Art), die durch die soziale Umwelt zugänglich sind. Soziale Unterstützung ist einer der bedeutendsten Schutzfaktoren! Sie soll nicht nur helfen, den Krankheitsverlauf günstig zu beeinflussen, sondern schon präventiv den Ausbruch einer Erkrankung verhindern, indem sie als eine Art »Puffer« gegen Stress fungiert (Pufferhypothese).

KLINIK In einer Therapiestudie soll die Wirksamkeit einer psychotherapeutischen Intervention geprüft werden. Untersucht werden zwei Patientengruppen, von denen die eine Gruppe die therapeutische Maßnahme erhielt, die andere Gruppe nicht. Nach Behandlung der einen Gruppe werden beide Patientengruppen noch einmal auf das Vorliegen ihrer psychischen Auffälligkeit geprüft. « Die Alternativhypothese besagt: »Es gibt einen Unterschied zwischen den beiden Gruppen«. Prüfungsfallstricke Eselsbrücke: Nullhypothese = Null Unterschied Fehler 1.

Lebensjahr. Der Jugendliche entwickelt seine eigene Identität, seine eigenen Ziele oder es entwickeln sich negative Weltbilder mit Rollendiffusion, z. B. Drogenabhängigkeit oder Kriminalität bei Jugendlichen (nach Freud beginnt hier die genitale Phase). Intimität vs. Isolation: Junges Erwachsenenalter. Es entstehen emotionale, sexuelle oder moralische Bindungen an andere Personen oder aber Isolation und Einsamkeit. Zeugende Fähigkeit vs. Stagnation: Mittleres Erwachsenenalter. Familie, Beruf und gesellschaftliche Interessen können im Mittelpunkt stehen oder es kommt zu Stagnation.

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