Encyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Overview

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—and the arguments relative to its diagnosis and treatment—have been prominent in health news for the last twenty years. In 2005, more than 100 physicians signed documentation in the medical community validating ADHD as a mental disorder. The Encyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders traces the disorder's history in detail for students and adults, identifying the people, places, tests, symptoms, treatments, and current and ...

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Overview

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—and the arguments relative to its diagnosis and treatment—have been prominent in health news for the last twenty years. In 2005, more than 100 physicians signed documentation in the medical community validating ADHD as a mental disorder. The Encyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders traces the disorder's history in detail for students and adults, identifying the people, places, tests, symptoms, treatments, and current and future avenues of research for this disease.

Striking young children and with a ratio of 2:1 males to females, the symptoms of ADHD can persist well into adulthood, making education and a career difficult for patients. Whether researching the disease for personal or educational purposes, readers will find this encyclopedia provides a complete foundation in everything related to ADHD.

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"This encyclopedia is recommended for health care libraries and public libraries."

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ARBAonline

"Science writer Kelly provides information on the controversial family of disorders for high school and college students, parents, teachers, and other non-specialists. She is not pushing a particular theory or approach, but sets out arguments and claims proffered by proponents of them."

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SciTech Book News

"Presenting unbiased information on an often-controversial topic, this easy-to-read work is suitable for students performing research or parents and teachers needing information. Recommended for college and public libraries and consumer-health collections."

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Booklist

"…this handy guide will serve a wide audience in academic and public libraries."

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Lawrence Looks at Books

"Public libraries, secondary school libraries (particularly in America), education and social services libraries may well find it worthy of consideration…"

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Reference Reviews

"This single volume provides a strong resource for non-specialists, such as college students, teachers, and parents. Highly recommended for college and medium to large public library reference collections."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313342493
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 295
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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