ADHD:Medical Problem, Discipline Problem or Teaching Problem?

Room for Debate:
ADHD: Medical Problem? Parenting Problem? Teaching Problem?
Rae Pica with Dr. Andrew Adesman and Dr. Peter Breggin

Is it possible that ADHD is really the result of poor parenting or misguided teaching? Is ADHD even a legitimate diagnosis, or have we simply “medicalized” what is typical child behavior under specific conditions? The issue is far from settled. Our two guests share very different views and both make a compelling case. Listen, get the facts and decide for yourself.

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May 8, 2009
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Dr. Andrew Adesman received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Adesman is board certified in neurodevelopmental disabilities and also developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Ithaca, NY. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Talking Back to Ritalin: The Ritalin Fact Book.
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