Adam Rafalovich

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Based upon analyses of interview data collected from twenty-six clinician respondents, this study explores two facets of clinician uncertainty related to the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. First, this study explores clinician reservations about the diagnostic validity of ADHD as it is described by the(More)
The researchers collected a data set of consumer-directed print advertisements for antidepressant medications from three female-directed magazines, three male-directed magazines, and four common readership magazines published between 1997 and 2003. They evaluated these data for advertising techniques that enable drug advertisements to function as agents of(More)
This article examines the medical discourse that formed the foundations of what mental health professionals today call Attention DeŽcit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The article examines literature from two medical discussions: 1) the discussion of ‘‘imbecility’’ and ‘‘idiocy’’ in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Western Europe and in the United(More)
This article traces the historical evolution of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the controversial use of stimulants as a treatment for children diagnosed with the disorder in North America. While the children in question have exhibited similar behaviour over the last century, the diagnostic labels used to identify them have changed due(More)
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