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The Resource Hyper : a personal history of ADHD, Timothy Denevi

Hyper : a personal history of ADHD, Timothy Denevi

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Hyper : a personal history of ADHD
Title
Hyper
Title remainder
a personal history of ADHD
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Denevi
Title variation
  • Personal history of ADHD
  • Personal history of Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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10351206
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DLC
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Denevi, Timothy
Dewey number
  • 616.85/890092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Denevi, Timothy
  • Attention-deficit-disordered adults
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
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a personal history of ADHD
Label
Hyper : a personal history of ADHD, Timothy Denevi
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781476702582
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2013042085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2013042085
  • DLC
Label
Hyper : a personal history of ADHD, Timothy Denevi
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781476702582
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2013042085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2013042085
  • DLC

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