Critiquing the Mental Disorders of Childhood: Deconstructing ADHD, Autism, and the Psychiatric Paradigm of Childhood Mental Illness
Critiquing the Mental Disorders of Childhood is the third Volume of the Ethics International Press Critical Psychology and Critical Psychiatry Series.
Understanding the current systems of psychology and psychiatry is profoundly important. So is exploring alternatives. The Critical Psychology and Critical Psychiatry Series presents solicited chapters from international experts on a wide variety of underexplored subjects. This is a series for mental health researchers, teachers, and practitioners, for parents and interested lay readers, and for anyone trying to make sense of anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties.
Critiquing the Mental Disorders of Childhood takes aim at the current psychiatric paradigm with respect to so-called “mental disorders of childhood”. It shines a bright light on the constructs and practices that confront today’s parents and their children, which lead to millions of unwarranted diagnoses. It provides a general overview and critique and takes a focused look at two particularly controversial areas; ADHD and autism.
Editors: Dr. Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is a former family therapist, based in California, USA, who works actively as a creativity coach. He is the author of many books on creativity, psychology, and mental health, among them The Future of Mental Health, Humane Helping, and Rethinking Depression.
Dr. Chuck Ruby, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a licensed psychologist in private practice in southern Maryland who has been offering psychotherapy services for nearly 25 years.
Title: Critiquing the Mental Disorders of Childhood
Subtitle: Deconstructing ADHD, Autism, and the Psychiatric Paradigm of Childhood Mental Illness
Subject Classification: Psychology, Society and Culture, Counselling
BIC Classification: JM, MMH, JF
Binding: Hardback, pp.(to be confirmed)
Planned Publication date: February 2023
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-054-7
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-055-4
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