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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This is the third edition of the definitive source book for ADHD by one of the foremost authorities. This updated edition is a timely publication covering the advances in the study of ADHD and is written by numerous experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with needed and practical information on ADHD supported by empirical research findings as well as real-world clinical experience. Considering the prevalence of ADHD, this book fills the need for a definitive resource and guidebook for all practitioners.
Audience: Both seasoned and newly minted clinicians will find this book beneficial. More importantly, the utility of this book as a standalone teaching tool cannot be overstated and graduate students and residents will benefit.
Features: This well written book provides a strong foundation on the history, symptoms, criteria, comorbidity, and etiology of ADHD. The editor's chapter on a theory of ADHD is a must read. Contributing authors provide their views and information on assessment and treatment. Among the notable authors are George DuPaul, Thomas Spencer, Tim Wilens, and Joseph Biederman. The illustrations and examples are terrific. Chapter 10 stands out with its 10 clinical cases with various degrees of complexity. A separate clinical workbook is available to aid therapists and their clients.
Assessment: This the definitive book by the definitive authority. This is the ultimate teaching tool for all ADHD clinicians.