Attention Deficit Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment from Infancy to Adulthood

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 226 pages
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Finally, here is a book that examines Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and its impact over the life span. Most of the published literature and media coverage has focused on ADD in childhood, with debates centering on the use of various medications in its treatment. Now, Patricia O. Quinn, M.D., looks beyond this narrow perspective to consider diagnosis and treatment at every developmental stage, from infancy through adulthood. As demands, challenges, and choices change over time, so too do the meanings and the markers of ADD. Dr. Quinn's presentation will help you to understand and to negotiate the transitions of a lifetime. Inside you will find an in-depth discussion of the causes of ADD; a detailed analysis of the course of ADD at every life stage; up-to-date information about the use of medication in therapy; an investigation into non-drug approaches to treatment; an important review of the legal issues and rights of every person with ADD; and behavioral checklists, reader questionnaires, and ADD resource lists. For clinicians, this book will serve as a comprehensive overview of ADD. For others, whose lives are touched by this disorder, the knowledge that it provides will make them strong, supported and informed for learning how to better live with ADD.
 

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Contents

What Is ADD?
1
Atypical Infants and Toddlers
15
The Preschool Child with ADD
40
The Elementary School Child
65
The AdolescentHigh School Student
93
The Postsecondary Student
119
Adults with ADD 13 7
137
Multimodal Treatment of ADD
158
ADD and the Law
194
Conclusion
203
NAME INDEX
219
SUBJECT INDEX
222
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About the author (1997)

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, is adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, and author of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD, Making the Grade with ADD, and ADD and Your Money. She is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed mental health counselor, and has a private counseling practice where she specializes in ADD/ADHD counseling and coaching. Sarkis won an American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2001, and has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. She has made media appearances on CNN's Health Minute, Fox News, ABC News, Sirius Satellite Radio, First Business Television, and numerous other networks and stations. She was also featured in the book The Gift of Adult ADD. Visit her online at www.stephaniesarkis.com.