Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

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From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you:

*Make sense of your child's ...

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Overview

From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you:

*Make sense of your child's symptoms.
*Get an accurate diagnosis.
*Work with school and health care professionals to get needed support.
*Learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior.
*Strengthen your child's academic and social skills.
*Use rewards and incentives effectively.
*Restore harmony at home.

Updated throughout with current research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts about medications and about what causes (and doesn't cause) ADHD.

See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling Taking Charge of Adult ADHD.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Dr. Barkley is a foremost researcher who has devoted his career to teaching and helping those with ADHD. This book brings together in one place everything that parents need to cope with daily challenges and make important decisions about their child's care. Dr. Barkley's knowledge, brilliance, and dedication shine through on every page like a beacon of hope."—Edward M. Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction
  "An invaluable, comprehensive resource. The book arms you with the most current scientific facts, including a clear explanation of executive functions and their role in ADHD. Dr. Barkley has a gift for providing practical, easy-to-understand guidance that empowers you to become an effective advocate for your child."—Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS, parent and author of Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits

"Dr. Barkley helps parents make order out of chaos and problem-solve more effectively. That’s what I love about this book! Taking Charge treats parents respectfully and intelligently. You'll go back repeatedly—maybe even every day—to the sections on becoming an executive parent and managing life with ADHD."—Mary Fowler, parent and author of Maybe You Know My Kid

NAMI Advocate (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
"An excellent and readable book that will empower parents of children with ADHD."—NAMI Advocate (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Intervention in School and Clinic
"This book features pioneering research that provides new insight into preventing ADHD from becoming a major obstacle in a child's (and parent's) life....Parents will appreciate having this book on hand, and teachers will want a copy to show parents who are ready for a resource."—Intervention in School and Clinic
Child and Family Behavior Therapy
"If any professional knows about ADHD, it is Russell Barkley.... All in all, this is a splendid book."—Child and Family Behavior Therapy
NAMI Advocate
"An excellent and readable book that will empower parents of children with ADHD."--NAMI Advocate (on the first edition)
Pediatric News
"This is not just another book. This is a great book....Although aimed at parents, it has something for everyone involved with ADHD kids: teachers, psychologists, doctors, and family. I am not going to lend this book to parents (although I will show it to them) because they need to buy it so they have it on hand to read and reread."—Pediatric News
Canadian Medical Association Journal
"I certainly plan to recommend this book to parents...It empowers parents to take charge of the life of their child with ADHD rather than feel constantly distressed and overwhelmed by the special needs of these unique children."—Canadian Medical Association Journal
Psychiatric Times
"I am always looking for the best book, the right book or the latest book. Let me tell you about one: Russell A. Barkley, PhD's, Taking Charge of ADHD."—Psychiatric Times
Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review
"An excellent resource for parents, clinicians, and teachers."—Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review
Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review
"Rich in anecdote and warm in understanding of the human experience of ADHD, this book should be a must for most parents....Dr. Barkley has produced a book that will be added to the list of practical, reasoned, well thought out and helpful resources for parents who are looking for it all in one place."--Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
"This material is specific, practical, widely applicable, and supported by both clinical and research experience. From the pediatric therapist's perspective, this book has a great deal to offer....An outstanding achievement. Its authoritative and complete contents, combined with a very reasonable price for the trade paperback, make it a highly worthwhile addition to the library of any child-oriented professional."--Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics (on the first edition)
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
"Addresses the common questions and concerns of puzzled parents....Its overall theme is positive and hopeful and will be welcomed by many families."--Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (on the first edition)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462507894
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/30/2013
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 363
  • Sales rank: 52,111
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, a leading scientific authority on ADHD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association, among other honors. The author of numerous bestselling books for professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Dr. Barkley lectures worldwide and makes frequent media appearances. He has worked with children and families for over 35 years, during which time he and his wife have raised two sons of their own. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Guiding Philosophy for Parents of Children with ADHD
I. Understanding ADHD
1. What Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
2. “What’s Really Wrong with My Child?”: Poor Self-Control
3. What Causes ADHD?
4. What to Expect: The Nature of the Disorder
5. The Family Context of a Child with ADHD
II. Taking Charge: How to Be a Successful Executive Parent
6. Deciding to Have Your Child Evaluated for ADHD
7. Preparing for the Evaluation
8. Coping with the Diagnosis of ADHD
9. Fourteen Guiding Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD
10. Just for Parents: How to Take Care of Yourself
III. Managing Life with ADHD: How to Cope at Home and at School
11. Eight Steps to Better Behavior
12. Taking Charge at Home: The Art of Problem Solving
13. How to Help Your Child with Peer Problems
14. Getting through Adolescence, with Arthur L. Robin, PhD
15. Off to School on the Right Foot: Managing Your Child’s Education, with Linda J. Pfiffner, PhD
16. Enhancing Education at School and at Home: Methods for Success from Kindergarten through Grade 12, with Linda J. Pfiffner, PhD
17. Keeping School Performance in Perspective
IV. Medications for ADHD
18. The Approved Effective Medicines: Stimulants and Nonstimulants
19. Other Medicines: Antidepressants and Antihypertensives
Support Services for Parents
Suggested Reading and Videos

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