September, October and November 2013 Academic & Specialist Psychology

Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Enrico Gnaulati

Back to Normal is the authoritative examination of all the factors that contribute to the overdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of ADHD, autism-spectrum, and bipolar disorders in our nation's children. Drawing on his extensive professional experience and current research, Gnaulati tells the stories of wrongly-diagnosed children and shows both how and why schools, medical professionals, and well-meaning parents are erroneously categorizing perfectly normal behavior as psychiatric disorders in developing children. Back to Normal offers both a social critique of our under-psychologized nation and a tool for parents to see the difference between serious conditions and behav ioral disturbances stemming from developmental, familial, or social issues.