In his typically friendly and clear style, the ever-popular Dr Chris Green, with Dr Kit Chee, explains the treatments and causes of Attention Deficit Disorder, a condition that affects the learning and behaviour of up to 1 in 10 children in this country. Aimed at parents, teachers and health professionals, this book dispels the myths about ADHD and gives a clear overview of the condition: the causes, the behaviours and the treatments. Full of well-tried, practical strategies to help with common problems such as inattention, underachievement and impulsiveness, the book covers: - The causes, how to help improve behaviour at home and at school - Making the diagnosis, medication and alternative therapies - Hints to help reading, writing and language - Ways to boost self-esteem - ADHD in adults - The latest research and where to go for further help Understanding ADHD offers invaluable guidance to help parents work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering adulthood with self-confidence, life skills and secure family relationships.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder by Christopher Green
A guide to ADHD for parents, teachers and health professionals, including those who research the condition. The authors explain the causes and effects and provide practical strategies to help cope with common problems.
All the practical tips from the groundbreaking book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in a handy pocket size. Bestselling author Dr Christopher Green's new pocket survival guide to ADHD will help parents and children cope with the devastating effects ADHD can have on children's learning and behaviour. Busy parents can turn to the book for the secrets to: How to identify Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in your child Understanding the available medication and alternative therapies Improving behaviour at school and home Finding support for you and your child.
"In a discussion of ADHD treatments, Wender and Tomb stress that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder. They add, however, that psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. Wender and Tomb offer practical, comprehensive instructions on how parents of an ADHD sufferer can best help their child. Now a classic work, ADHD grants parents and adults whose lives have been touched by this disorder an indispensable source of help, hope, and understanding"--
Currently, it is common practice among the child psychiatric establishment to prescribe powerful and potentially addictive drugs to children who have emotional or behavioural problems. Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood is a strong challenge to this way of thinking. Sami Timimi uses a wide variety of sources that shape our understanding including his personal experiences to highlight the role of culture, beliefs, science, social hierarchy and power, in shaping our understanding of childhood problems and how to deal with them. He urges professionals who work with children to question their assumptions in a manner that will enable them to access a greater variety of potentially helpful therapeutic frameworks. Since the 1960s, psychiatry has had to learn to accommodate critical analysis of its beliefs and methods. The legitimacy of its core assumptions continues to be questioned. Now child psychiatry too must engage with such a debate, if it wishes to develop into a genuinely democratic and inclusive profession. Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood will be of great interest to professionals and trainees in psychiatry and child psychiatry, social work, family therapy and other psychotherapies for children and adolescents.
Presents practitioners with a comprehensive guide for understanding attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, a complex affliction characterized by inattention, overarousal, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Includes a comprehensive overview of the problems encountered by children as well as approaches to school intervention. Examines all aspects of evaluation and treatment and offers a model for assessment and a well-defined set of guidelines for multidisciplinary treatment services for children with attention disorder and their families. Also provides a guide for the prescription and management of medications.
"Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a long-term disorder affecting many children and adults. It is also a highly controversial psychiatric disorder; in its cause, its diagnosis, and the effect of diagnosis on the patient. This controversy is exacerbated by the commonly recommended treatment for the condition - Ritalin. The Science of ADHD addresses the scientific status of ADHD in an informed and accessible way, without recourse to emotional or biased viewpoints. The very latest studies are used to present a reasoned account of ADHD and its treatment. The Science of ADHD is highly multidisciplinary, covering the areas of genetics, neuroscience, psychology and treatment. The ever increasing scientific evidence is described and discussed, informing the reader of the limitations of the science, but also the benefits that scientific enquiry can bring to understanding what goes on in the ADHD brain"--Provided by publisher.
When working with children with ADHD, it can be difficult to know where to start. This book aims to be a practical guide to help you in your daily work with a child affected by the disorder. The book includes: signs and symptoms, information on statementing, strategies and techniques and rewards and boundaries.
The need for evidence-based practice in mental health services is becoming clearer by the day and, until recently, the trend of emphasizing services with supporting empirical evidence has been almost exclusively limited to a focus on treatment options. A Guide to Assessments That Work fills a void in the professional literature by addressing the critical role that assessment plays in providing evidence-based mental health services. To optimize its usefulness to readers, this volume addresses the assessment of the most commonly encountered disorders or conditions among children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples. Strategies and instruments for assessing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, couple distress and sexual problems, health-related problems, and many other conditions are also covered in depth. With a focus throughout on assessment instruments that are feasible, psychometrically sound, and useful for typical clinical requirements, a rating system has been designed to provide evaluations of a measure's norms, reliability, validity, and clinical utility. Standardized tables summarize this information in each chapter, providing essential information on the most scientifically sound tools available for a range of assessment needs. Using the tools provided in A Guide to Assessments That Work, readers can at a glance determine the possible suitability and value of each instrument for their own clinical purposes. This much needed resource equips readers with the knowledge necessary for conducting the best evidence-based mental health assessments currently possible.