ADHD in Preschool Children: Assessment and Treatment

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Jaswinder Ghuman, Hariwinder Ghuman
OUP USA, 2014 - Medical - 228 pages
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Clinically referred preschool children with ADHD are significantly impaired, are at-risk for poor school outcome, and are frequent users of the healthcare system. Behavior problems in preschool children with ADHD persist to school-age years resulting in considerable stress for the entire family and staggering socio-economic burden to schools and society at large. This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding assessment-including diagnostic interview, neuropsychological testing, comorbidity and differential diagnosis, sleep problems-and treatment interventions including psychosocial, pharmacological and complementary and alternative treatments. All the chapters have a clinical focus and practical case examples are used to increase competency in clinical settings. ADHD in Preschool Children serves as a guide for experienced practitioners of child and adolescent mental health care as well as trainees in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, pediatrics, family medicine and nursing. The chapter authors are national leaders with significant experience in assessing and treating preschool children with ADHD and behavioral disorders.

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I am an Occupational Therapist and my son has ADHD and LD's that are quite significant. I cant wait to read the book. I am excited to find up to date information so I can learn more and educate others.
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Jaswinder K. Ghuman, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, and Associate Medical Director at Community Care Behavioral Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. She has 25 years clinical, research and teaching experience in evaluating and treating preschool children with mental health problems including ADHD and developmental disorders. She developed and directed the Infant and Preschool Psychiatry Clinic both at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland and at the University of Arizona Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program. Dr. J. Ghuman was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Maryland Advisory Council on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She participated in the NIMH-sponsored Preschool ADHD Treatment Study (PATS) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine site. She developed the Ghuman-Folstein Screen for Social Interaction to screen for autism in at-risk preschoolers. She has authored and co-authored 55 publications.

Harinder S. Ghuman, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, and in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. He has over 30 years of clinical, research, teaching and administrative experience in the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry. He has held various administrative positions including Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Program Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at the University of Arizona (2003-2013), Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Walter P Carter Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (1994-2002), and Senior Psychiatrist/Service Chief, The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt hospital, Towson, Maryland (1982-1993). Dr. H. Ghuman is a Distinguished Life Fellow of APA and Fellow of AACAP. He has written number of scientific articles and book chapters and co-edited three books titled, Handbook of Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment, Handbook of Child and Adolescent Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Psychiatry, and Providing Mental Health Services to Youth Where They Are.

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