Book Fights for the Welfare of Children with ADD & Psychiatric Illness

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Author Frank J. Granett’s “Over Medicating Our Youth” is a literary piece packed with knowledge and information—revealing the importance of proper assessment to prevent over medication

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Pharmacist and author Frank J. Granett, offers compelling insight and knowledge regarding the management of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as well as psychiatric illnesses in his newly published book, “Over Medicating Our Youth.” An advocate providing many years of medication counseling for children, the author presents this compilation which will benefit parents, educators, and physicians. In this literary work, he stresses an individualistic and systematic approach in the assessment of childhood behavioral conditions.

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Child Foster Care report of December 2011 uncovered the injustice, where children with behavioral conditions are being overmedicated with powerful stimulant and psychiatric drugs. In this report, GAO investigators discovered extensive mismanagement of the child foster care system by state mental health directors. Granett shows how this injustice can be avoided through a comprehensive assessment of behavioral symptoms, thus eradicating the instances of overmedication. This book reiterates this overwhelming fact, which reminds care-providers and medical team experts to apply one of the most basic and common truths about the medical profession, which is the extensive comprehensive assessment of causation before prescribing medication.

Creating a remarkable impact in the clinical field, this book shows just how effective ADD & psychiatric treatment can be through the keen determination of causation prior to the administration of drug therapy. For Granett, ruling out nutritional, physiological and environmental etiology prior to prescribing stimulant and psychiatric medications is a mandate for positive childhood behavioral development. This book, hence, gives very useful methods in assessing a child’s condition in order to avoid jeopardizing his or her overall health.

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About the Author
Frank J. Granett is a board-certified pharmacist with twenty-five years of consultative experience, specializing in attention deficit disorder and psychiatric drug therapy. He is the clinical director of pharmacy operations at a psychiatric hospital. As a father of six children, Granett is passionate about recommending the Action Plan for Childhood Behavioral Conditions. He is the founder of the Coalition Against Overmedicating Our Youth whose mission is to provide medication counseling to school districts and foster care children by implementing the Action Plan for Childhood Behavioral Conditions including mental illness. The inspiration for this project is through the vision of Mary Tocco as well as the life of Jeremiah.

Over Medicating Our Youth * by Frank J. Granett
The Public Awareness Guide for ADD, and Psychiatric Medications
Publication Date: April 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 196 pages; 978-1-4691-8636-8
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 196 pages; 978-1-4691-8637-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-8638-2
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