Psychology

Scattered

Author: Gabor Maté, MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 323

In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD children, shared the latest information on: · The external factors that trigger ADD · How to create an environment that promotes health and healing · Ritalin and other drugs · ADD adults …and much more Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Maté moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control: changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Providing a thorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered is essential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADHD

Author: Stephen P. Hinshaw

Publisher: OUP Us

ISBN:

Category: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Page: 216

View: 526

Rates of diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are skyrocketing, throughout America and the rest of the world. U.S. rates of youth diagnosis have increased 40% from just a decade ago. Adults with ADHD are now the fastest-growing segment of the population receiving diagnosis and medication. The disorder is painful and sometimes disabling for individuals and tremendously costly for society; yet, widespread misinformation, skepticism, and unanswered questions have jeopardized effective diagnosis and treatment. Researched and written by Stephen Hinshaw, an international expert on ADHD, and Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author, ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know® is the go-to book for authoritative, current, accurate, and compelling information about the global ADHD epidemic. This book addresses questions such as: · Is ADHD a genuine medical condition or a means of pathologizing active and exploratory behavior? · Do medications for ADHD serve as needed treatments, or are they attempts at social control, designed to bolster profits of pharmaceutical firms? · Has the ADHD label become a ruse by which parents can game the educational system for accommodations? · How do symptoms and impairments related to ADHD differ between girls and women and boys and men? · Why are ADHD medications often used as performance enhancers by college and high-school students? ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know® clears the air of the most polarizing and misleading information that abounds, providing straight talk and sound guidelines for educators, policymakers, health professionals, parents, and the general public. It shows the reality of ADHD but does not ignore the forces that have pushed up rates of diagnosis to alarmingly high levels.
Family & Relationships

Moms with ADD

Author: Christine A. Adamec

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 200

Guaranteed to make moms with ADD happier at home and at the office.
Social Science

Health Care Policy and Practice

Author: Cynthia D. Moniz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 379

In Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, Moniz and Gorin have updated their text to incorporate health care reform. The authors have also restructured the book to guide students through the development of the American health care system: what it is, what the policies are, and how students can influence them. The first section focuses on recent history and reforms during the Obama Administration to describe the health care system; section two examines the system’s structure and policies; and the third section explores policy analysis and advocacy, and disparities in health based on demographics and inequities in access to care. It concludes with a discussion of the impact of social factors on health and health status. The new edition incorporates the CSWE EPAS competencies; it is for social work courses in health care, health care policy, and health and mental health care policy.
Health & Fitness

Consumer Health Information Source Book

Author: Alan M. Rees

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 325

View: 927

Lists and reviews sources of medical information for the layperson, including health-related organizations and clearing houses, consumer health magazines, Internet sources, mainstream books, and pamphlets in English and in Spanish.
Education

Creative Home Schooling

Author: Lisa Rivero

Publisher: Great Potential PressInc

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 401

View: 948

For a comprehensive guide to home-based education that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing schoolwork that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth. Parents will turn to curriculum chapters again and again. Features interviews and tips from many home school parents as well as long lists of resources. 430 pages of tips and tools!
Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 427

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Talking books

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Talking books

Page:

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Talking books

Talking Book Topics

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Talking books

Page:

View: 904

Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.