ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know [NOOK Book]

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Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ current clinical practice guidelines for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this updated guide offers parents balanced, reassuring, and authoritative information on this challenging and often misunderstood condition. Written in clear, accessible language, the new edition features the latest information on ADHD medications and offers expanded sections on preschoolers and adolescents. A new chapter on advocacy, updates on special education services and...

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ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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Overview

Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ current clinical practice guidelines for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this updated guide offers parents balanced, reassuring, and authoritative information on this challenging and often misunderstood condition. Written in clear, accessible language, the new edition features the latest information on ADHD medications and offers expanded sections on preschoolers and adolescents. A new chapter on advocacy, updates on special education services and laws, and the role of the medical home are also included. Among the common questions examined are How is ADHD diagnosed? What are today's best treatment options? and Will my child outgrow ADHD? The reference also addresses what schools can do to support children with the condition and offers ADHD management strategies that balance the roles of behavior therapy, medications, and parenting techniques.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581105919
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 192,941
  • File size: 5 MB

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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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Adhd

    I have adhd and every thing u read in this book is true and works

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    To the past two reviews

    I have adhd and im onlu10 .any advis title Addie0709

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    ADHD

    Imma kid and I have ADHD and for some reason I can't feel hunger even when im not on the medicine please give me advice :c

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