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Author Smith, Matthew, 1973-

Title An Alternative History of Hyperactivity : Food Additives and the Feingold Diet
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (260 pages)
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Contents Food for thought -- Why your child is hyperactive -- Feingold goes public -- The problem with hyperactivity -- "Food just isn't what it used to be" -- The Feingold diet in the media -- Testing the Feingold diet -- Feingold families
Summary An Alternative History of Hyperactivity explores the origins of the Feingold diet, revealing why it became so popular, and the ways in which physicians, parents, and the public made decisions about whether it was a valid treatment for hyperactivity. Arguing that the fate of Feingold's therapy depended more on cultural, economic, and political factors than on the scientific protocols designed to test it, Smith suggests the lessons learned can help resolve medical controversies more effectively
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Diet therapy.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Nutritional aspects.
Food additives -- Toxicology.
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity -- diet therapy.
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity -- history.
Diet Fads -- psychology.
Food Additives -- adverse effects.
Food Hypersensitivity.
Research Design -- standards.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813551021 (electronic bk.)
9780813551029 (electronic bk.)