Hyper : a personal history of ADHD / Timothy Denevi.
- 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Milan Branch Library||616.85 DEN (Text)||39692000832161||Adult Non-fiction Area||Available||-|
|Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library||921 Denevi (Text)||31208911562710||non-fiction||Available||-|
|Poseyville Carnegie Public Library - Poseyville||616.85 Dene (Text)||70651000021652||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Schricker Main Library||616.858 DEN (Text)||30032010652185||ADULT NON-FICTION||Available||-|
|Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield||616.8589 Denevi (Text)||78292000341907||Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781476702575 :
- ISBN: 1476702578 :
- Physical Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
|General Note:|| "Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274)
|Citation/References Note:|| Bklst 09/01/2014
|Summary, etc.:|| "Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD is Timothy Denevi's memoir of growing up as a hyperactive child, intertwined with his even-handed and thorough reporting on the history of the diagnosis and its treatment. Beginning with the moment he first started having severe emotional fits, his book traces his compelling and moving journey through fifteen years of diagnosis and treatment as he illuminates the medical and psychological theories and practices that shape our understanding of this controversial diagnosis. In the 1980s, mental disorders were just beginning to be seen as biological in origin; hyperactivity was being medicated with a variety of stimulants. In Timothy's first week on Ritalin at the age of six, the medication triggered a psychotic reaction. He ran into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and threatened to kill himself in front of his mother. Doctors prescribed behavior therapy, then antidepressants. Nothing worked. The reader never stops caring for Timothy as he makes is way through grade school and high school, knowing he is a problem for those who love him, longing to be able to be good and fit in, hanging out with boys who have similar symptoms but meet quite different ends, and finally realizing he must come to grips with his disorder before his life spins completely out of control. Simultaneously, the author traces our understanding of the origins of the condition, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries when hyperactivity was atributed to defective moral conscience, demons, or head trauma, through the twentieth century when food additives, bad parenting, and even government conspiracies were blamed, to the most recent genetic research"-- Provided by publisher.
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