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 in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Author: David A. Tomb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"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"--
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.
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.
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.
Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s ADHD: Preschool to College, Second Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide for parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Discussing both medical and psycho-social aspects of the condition, Dr. Nass and Dr. Leventhal provide an authoritative yet compassionate explanation of treating this condition and teaching your child strategies for living -- and learning -- with ADHD. Comments from parents of children with ADHD bring a first-person perspective to this invaluable resource. 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s ADHD: Preschool to College, Second Edition offers parents a helping hand in coping with the demands of raising a child with ADHD, and setting their children on a course for success in their development, education, and careers.
This revised new edition provides teachers with a highly practical guide to dealing more effectively with ADHD, from initial recognition to effective management strategies via assessment and diagnosis.
Addresses the issues and concerns confronting parents and teachers with ADHD children. The friendly and supportive style of the book is easy for readers to understand and use. Parents and teachers will appreciate the sympathetic approach and expert discussion by authors who have worked extensively with ADHD children and their families in a broad range of setting, including medical, clinical and educational.
A much-needed resource to aid an underserved segment of the population, this book offers mental health professionals a practical, integrated treatment model-including client and family education, medication, coaching, and psychotherapy-that makes it easier than ever to diagnose and effectively treat adults with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.)
A developmental pediatrician provides practical advice to parents while discussing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and includes coverage of symptoms, causes, treatments, and the conditions that often co-exist with it.
A Psychodynamic Understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Author: Francine Conway
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Cultivating Compassion offers an effective and highly sensitive psychodynamic approach for working with ADHD children and their parents. Conway seamlessly interweaves theory and practice to present a step-by-step guide to psychodynamic treatment that focuses on facilitating compassionate relationships with ADHD children.
Practitioners seeking the most current advances in the field of ADHD and LD must often bridge the gap between research and practice. This title provides that bridge through the authors, who are both researchers and practitioners with extensive experience in providing direct services to children and adults with ADHD and LD.
A Family Resource for Helping Your Child Succeed with ADHD
Author: Thomas Phelan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
By the author of the bestselling parent book 1-2-3 Magic For the estimated 20 million Americans with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder comes the third edition of All About ADHD by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, an internationally renowned expert and lecturer on child discipline and ADHD. Completely updated with the latest research and treatment information, All About ADHD is a comprehensive guide to ADHD's symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in children and adults, including information such as: · The basic symptoms of ADHD and their effects on school, work, home, and personal relationships · The differences in ADHD between boys and girls · Counseling, school interventions, behavior management, and social skills training Written in easy-to-understand language and with a positive, treatment-focused approach, All About ADHD is a must-have resource for parents, teachers, physicians, and mental health professionals.
Most people still think of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a psychiatric condition affecting only children and adolescents. In this book, Paul H. Wender offers compelling firsthand accounts from adults who suffer with this malady, bringing together a wealth of information not available in any other volume. Illustrations.
This book explains the difficulties that children with ADHD endure to those individuals who do not understand the complexities of these children's problems. Difficulties with attention, organization and social interaction are listed, defined, and described. Teachers and personnel who work with these children in school and parents who work with their children at home are offered innovative techniques for improving these children's behavior, in a way that everyone can understand and implement.
This guide to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is organized in three parts which address understanding the problem, getting help, and sustaining hope. A question-and-answer format addresses the following topics: symptoms of ADHD; other conditions which may produce similar symptoms; other disorders which may accompany ADHD; causes of ADHD; the identification and diagnosis of ADHD; educational options for the ADHD student; treatments for the individual with ADHD; the possibility of curing or outgrowing ADHD; hope offered by research; and sources of information and support. Three sample cases are used throughout the guide to illustrate major concepts. Suggested resources include books for children, teens, and adults with attention disorders; books for parents; and resources for teachers and specialists. Also listed are 14 organizational resources. (Contains 31 suggested readings.) (DB)
A leading expert in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder dispels myths and offers reassuring, practical information about treatments. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and a rich variety of case studies from his own clinical practive, Dr. Thomas E. Brown describes what ADD syndrome is, how it can be recognized at different ages, and how it can best be treated. This is the first book to address the perplexing question about ADD: how can individuals, some very bright, be chronically unable to "pay attention," yet be able to focus very well on specific tasks that strongly interest them? Dr. Brown disputes the "willpower" explanation and explains how inherited malfunctions of the brain's management system prevent some people from being able to deal adequately with challenging tasks of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. His book is an authoritative and practical guide for physicians and psychologists, parents and teachers, and the 7 to 9 percent of persons who suffer from ADD/ADHD.