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Childhood ADHD: Biological Reality or Social Construction, with Policy Implications

Stephen P. Hinshaw

in Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

One of the greatest challenges that parents confront in raising children involves monitoring their health and managing to obtain the proper treatment when needed. Yet many parents are unable to ... More


A Life: Between Psychiatric Drugs and Social Abandonment

JoÃo Biehl

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter tells the story of a young woman named Caterina, who was considered mad and left by her family in an asylum in Southern Brazil, examining the “dictionary” she created, which was composed ... More


The Meaning of Memory Loss: Illness, Identity, and Biography

Renée L. Beard

in Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479800117
eISBN:
9781479855377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800117.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This introductory chapter presents the topic of the book, Alzheimer’s illness narratives, and outlines the remaining chapters. While AD is currently constructed as a problem of epidemic proportion, ... More


Fever: Beyond Malaria

Iruka N. Okeke

in Divining without Seeds: The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449413
eISBN:
9780801460906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449413.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter considers the misdiagnosis of some infectious diseases as malaria. Recent reports from multiple African sites have observed that clinical diagnosis of severe malaria is often imprecise. ... More


Pregnancy and Prematurity in the Afterlife of Slavery

Dána-Ain Davis

in Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479812271
eISBN:
9781479805662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812271.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter illustrates the connection between racialist thinking of the past and Black women’s contemporary medical encounters. It addresses the various ways in which medical racism is asserted ... More


Misconceptions about Giftedness and the Diagnosis of ADHD and Other Mental Health Disorders

Deirdre V. Lovecky

in Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190645472
eISBN:
9780190645496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645472.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In the field of gifted education, it commonly thought that behaviors such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are common in gifted children, and, therefore, due to these behaviors, they ... More


Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Michael Ellis

in Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190259358
eISBN:
9780197559574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259358.003.0007
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

The assessment and diagnosis phase of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a very difficult time for the parent. You will likely feel completely bewildered. You will be filled with many mixed emotions ... More


Procreation Confounded

Dov Fox

in Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190675721
eISBN:
9780190675752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675721.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Procreation is confounded when clinical professionals misdiagnose, misrepresent, or switch reproductive cells or entities. These errors lead patients to initiate, continue, or terminate pregnancies ... More


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