Cries Unheard: A New Look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

By George Halasz, Gil Anaf, Peter Ellingsen, Anne Manne and Frances Thomson Salo.

Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Redresses basic misconceptions about current interpretations of children's behavioural problems, including the apparent 'symptoms' of ADHD.

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 326.569KB). Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois.

George Halasz

Since 1992 he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and book review editor (1992–1998). He is coeditor of She Won’t be Right, Mate! The impact of managed care on Australian psychiatry and the Australian community (1997) and She Still Won’t be Right. Mate! Will managerialism destroy values based medicine? Your health care at risk (1999). He has a special interest in the transmission of trauma between the generations, most recently contributing to Children of the Shadows. Voices of the Second Generation edited by Kathy Grinblat (University of Western Australia, 2002).

Dr Gil Anaf

Gil Anaf graduated in Medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1975. He spent three years in general practice prior to undertaking further studies in London and obtained a specialist degree in Psychiatry in 1988. Dr Anaf worked as a private psychiatrist while pursuing a long-standing interest in Psychoanalysis. He became an Associate of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society in 1995. In response to federal budgetry measures specifically aimed at reducing the availability of psychoanalytic treatment and long term psychiatric treatment, Dr Anaf and a group of like-minded psychiatrists formed the National Association of Practising Psychiatrists (NAPP) in 1996. Its aim has been to independently advocate for psychiatric practice and the reinstatement of lost services, increasingly under threat by policy makers intent on introducing rationing in the name of managerialist agendas.

Peter Ellingsen

For 10 years he was a foreign correspondent for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The London Financial Times. He has won numerous awards, including the Australian Journalist of the Year Award, the Walkley Award and Quill Award. In 2001 he won the Public Health Association of Australia Print Award for a series on depression, ‘Tangled Up in Blue’. Following a break from journalism, during which he completed a Masters of Science degree in psychology at London University, he has written and researched in the field on mental health. He has a particular interest in psychoanalysis and language, and is currently undertaking a PhD in the department of Psychological Medicine at Monash University.

Anne Manne

Anne Manne is a writer and social commentator who has written widely on feminism, motherhood, childcare, family policy, fertility and related issues. Her articles on these topics have appeared in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. Her longer essays have appeared in Quadrant Magazine and The Australian’s Review of Books. Her article on fertility and family policy ‘Women’s Preferences, Fertility and Family Policy: the Case for Diversity,’ appeared in the December 2001 issue of the Monash University Journal People and Place. Anne Manne has been a regular columnist with The Australian and is presently a columnist and feature writer for The Age. Prior to writing full time she taught in the Politics Departments of Melbourne and Latrobe Universities. Her forthcoming book, Motherhood: Putting the Questions Differently, tackles the controversial issues surrounding feminism and motherhood, the debates over early institutional childcare, the problems of reconciling work and family life, the crisis of fertility, the impact of the new globalising capitalism on the changing landscape of childhood, and proposes different, new policy directions for family policy.

Frances Thomson Salo

Frances Thomson Salo trained as an adult and child psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and is a Training Analyst of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society. She works in private practice and is a Senior Lecturer on the University of Melbourne Masters of Infant Mental Health. She has published in the field of infant and child psychotherapy.


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