Beyond Ritalin: Facts about Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

Beyond Ritalin: Facts about Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

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by Stephen W. Garber, Robyn Freedman Spizman, Marianne Daniels Garber
     
 

In the late 1980s, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and its treatment with the drug Ritalin came to national attention and became one of the most hotly debated health issues. That debate continues to rage today. But for the millions of ADHD children, adolescents and adults, it still remains painfully difficult to get clear and authoritative answers

Overview

In the late 1980s, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and its treatment with the drug Ritalin came to national attention and became one of the most hotly debated health issues. That debate continues to rage today. But for the millions of ADHD children, adolescents and adults, it still remains painfully difficult to get clear and authoritative answers to the many questions that this confusing disorder poses. Do I have a correct diagnosis of ADHD? What kind of medication might be helpful? What else can and should I do to help myself or my child deal with this problem?

Now, at last, the authors of Beyond Ritalin, acknowledged experts on ADHD, provide a complete road map and guide for coping with this disorder. Including anecdotal case histories, as well as a complete checklist of ADHD symptoms, charts, work sheets and a comprehensive list of valuable resources and support groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060977252
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen W. Garber, Ph.D. is one of the country's leading parenting experts and is the director of Behavioral Institute of Atlanta.

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Beyond Ritalin: Facts about Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wasnt diagnosed with ADD until I was in college and was placed on medication. I've been trying to research different treatments and get more information on the medications available or on non-prescriptive treatments. After searching through the library stacks for about 2 semesters, I finally came upon this book. This has been the most informative book out there and the only book that doesnt show a bias to different treatments. It presents both sides fairly and gives tips on how to treat effectively using either treatment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After months of searching for information on the subject of Ritalin, I found this book. Beyond Ritalin is the only book I've found that presents the facts of Ritalin and not the myths. Someone very dear in my life has struggled with the stigmatism of having Attention Deficit Disorder his whole life. Many people look badly upon him for taking Ritalin, but as the book points out you have to find what works for you. This book helped us sort through all the stories, you hear from both sides of the issue and for once lets the reader decide for themselves. I recommend this book to anyone who has ADD or loves someone with ADD. It will give you the facts and help you make an educated decision of your course of treatment for ADD.