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ADHD Rush Hour

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Catalogue Number:  394404
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  Early Childhood Education, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Medicine, Social Issues, Special Education
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2013
Running Time:  80

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The issues surrounding ADHD are fiercely debated. Who decides when rambunctious behavior has become a psychiatric concern? Do the benefits of Ritalin outweigh its risks? Is ADHD even a true disorder, or just another way for pharmaceutical companies to make money? This program speaks with students diagnosed with ADHD and to nearly a dozen medical and academic experts about its identification and treatment. Pediatrics professor William B. Carey believes that ADHD is being over-diagnosed, and Dr. William Pelham describes a successful treatment plan based on behavior modification - even as young people with ADHD praise the positive results of taking their meds. Other topics include genetic factors, medication risks, teachers as diagnosticians, and the centuries-long history of medicalizing hyperactivity.

Portions with English subtitles.

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