ADHD: The Facts

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Medical - 242 pages
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ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is now recognised as the commonest cause of learning and behavioral difficulties in school-aged children. The symptoms are many and varied; they may include poor concentration, forgetfulness, poor organization, impulsivity, restlessness, poor social skills, learning difficulties, low self-esteem, and defiant behavior. Despite growing awareness of ADHD among parents and health professionals, ADHD is still widely misunderstood.
In ADHD: The Facts Dr. Mark Selikowitz, a consultant developmental pediatrician with extensive experience of treating children with developmental problems, provides information that is of practical relevance to parents in understanding their child's difficulties and in helping to overcome them. The book contains detailed explanations of the cause of ADHD, its nature, and the treatments of the condition that have proved effective over time. It includes up-to-date information on ADHD and new developments in the understanding of conditions that often co-exist with it. The book also deals with the problems experienced by adults with ADHD. It provides information on how ADHD is diagnosed, on conventional and alternative therapies, and on ways of assisting children in developing improved behavior, self-esteem, and academic results.
ADHD: The Facts will be of invaluable assistance to parents of children with ADHD. It will also be of great value to professionals such as teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and doctors wanting an authoritative, up-to-date, and practical view of this important subject.
  

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Pretty straight forward for the medicalized view point. Doesn't really cover the alternative views. Read full review

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Contents

What is ADHD?
3
Poor concentration
21
Impulsivity
27
Excessive movement
33
Learning difficulties
43
Defiance
53
Low selfesteem
63
Social clumsiness
75
Home management
139
School management
151
Behavior modification
163
Medicines general principles
173
A guide to specific medicines
185
Unconventional treatments
211
Will he grow out of it?
227
Conclusion
235

Emotional disorders
89
An impairment in brain function
101
Diagnosis and assessment
123
Appendix useful internet sites
237
Index
239
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Biological Psychology
Frederick M. Toates
No preview available - 2007

About the author (2004)

Mark Selikowitz is a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician, Sydney, Australia.

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