An ADHD Primer

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Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007 - Education - 216 pages
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Filled with current, practical, and useful information for professionals and individuals, this second edition of An ADHD Primer summarizes the literature concerning ADHD across the lifespan.  It offers a better understanding of the disorder by addressing the potential causes of ADHD, the developmental course, and numerous treatment approaches. Author Lisa L. Weyandt delivers research-based, cutting-edge knowledge in a concise and user-friendly fashion. The book skillfully explains the scientific literature, often complex, concerning this disorder.
 
Commonly asked questions are addressed, including: What causes ADHD? What does ADHD look like, and how can it be accurately assessed? How can ADHD be treated with and without medication? Weyandt thoroughly tackles these question and more. The text contains helpful tables and appendices, as well as numerous up-to-date resources for readers who desire additional information about the disorder.
 
An ADHD Primer is intended for students enrolled in teacher-certification programs, graduate students enrolled in research and applied training programs, educators, counselors, nurses, psychologists, parents, and individuals with ADHD.

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Dr. Weyandt is a Distinguished Professor of psychology at Central Washington University. She is regarded as a leading researcher in the field of ADHD, with a particular emphasis on executive functions and ADHD in college students. She has published her work in empirical journals and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Weyandt is the author of "The Physiological Bases of Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders "and serves on the editorial board for "Developmental Neuropsychology," "Journal of Attention Disorders," and "The ADHD Report.

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