ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know

ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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by Michael I. Reiff
     
 

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ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know (formerly entitled ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide) is a balanced guide to help you and your child meet the many challenges of the often misunderstood disorder. This invaluable resource provides accurate, up-to-date information on

Evaluation and diagnosis
Coexisting conditions
Behavior therapy
ADHD and…  See more details below

Overview

ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know (formerly entitled ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide) is a balanced guide to help you and your child meet the many challenges of the often misunderstood disorder. This invaluable resource provides accurate, up-to-date information on

Evaluation and diagnosis
Coexisting conditions
Behavior therapy
ADHD and academics
The role of medication
Complementary and alternative treatments
ADHD and the teenage years
Effective skills for parenting children and adolescents with ADHD
And so much more!
Written in clear, accessible language, this thoroughly updated second edition includes the latest information on diagnosis, ADHD medications, and guidance on preschoolers and adolescents with ADHD. A new chapter on advocacy, updates on special education services and laws, and the role of the medical home are also featured.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With its arsenal of experts, evidence-based research and trusted name, the American Academy of Pediatrics sets out to demystify and untangle the knot of controversy surrounding one of today's hot-button health issues: ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Nothing unnerves parents more than confronting the realization that their child might be diagnosed with ADHD at least until they face the mountain of potentially disreputable books, articles and Web sites dedicated to the topic and the media hype that has made ADHD a dreaded household word. The concern is not unfounded: ADHD affects 6% to 9% of the school-age population, a childhood problem second only to asthma. What's more, much of the confusion occurs because behaviors associated with ADHD inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are exhibited by all children at some time. The AAP's intent for this guide is to provide a single source that reveals the truth about the disorder, diagnosis, treatment and lifelong management of ADHD. While nothing about ADHD is easy, this book is well structured and surprisingly easy to understand (although the writing is rather clinical and devoid of warmth), as it walks parents through the difficult process of defining the disorder and its various subtypes. Parents will appreciate the abundant charts, myth-busting sidebars, case studies, parenting strategies and clarifying message: diagnosing and effectively treating ADHD relies on the dedicated, long-term teamwork among a child's parents, teachers, mental health professionals and physicians. (Apr.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581105919
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
988,113
File size:
5 MB

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Meet the Author

Michael Reiff, MD, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics and family medicine at the University of Minnesota, where he is the director of the Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic. He has written and spoken nationally and internationally on ADHD and autism spectrum disorders and served on the Executive Committee of the Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. He is presently the editor of Developmental and Behavioral News, the AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics newsletter, and a member of the AAP ADHD guidelines committee.

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