The ADHD Book: Answers to Parents' Most Pressing Questions [NOOK Book]

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Many experts say that, conservatively, well over six million children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. With the mounting pressure placed on parents to pursue a diagnosis and medicate hyperactive children, the urgency of life-changing decisions can weigh heavily on the whole family. Conflicting advice bombards parents from all sides-often leaving families more confused and anxious than before. The AD/HD Book seeks to quell fears and rationally addresses nearly one hundred common questions and ...
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Overview

Many experts say that, conservatively, well over six million children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. With the mounting pressure placed on parents to pursue a diagnosis and medicate hyperactive children, the urgency of life-changing decisions can weigh heavily on the whole family. Conflicting advice bombards parents from all sides-often leaving families more confused and anxious than before. The AD/HD Book seeks to quell fears and rationally addresses nearly one hundred common questions and concerns to help parents make sense of the information chaos.
 
Beth Ann Hill, herself a mother and educator of AD/HD children, clearly explains the basics of AD/HD and lays out its complexities. She logically takes parents from symptoms, diagnoses and tests, medication, a treatment strategy designed to combine medical treatment, and special parenting techniques to break through problem behaviors.

Whether readers browse through the question-and-answer format or read from start to finish, they will come to:
 
- understand the biological causes of AD/HD
- get the facts on prescription drugs
- cope with AD/HD's emotional impact on family and friends
- find comfort in real-life examples of challenges and their solutions
 
With the help of pediatric AD/HD specialist Dr. James Van Haren, Hill also develops unique strategies for teaching social and coping skills to children-and for having fun in the process. She includes worksheets, charts, daily planners, and more to help kids grow into adulthood with the tools to lead successful and productive lives.


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Library Journal
These complementary books convincingly argue that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is more than just a popular, convenient diagnosis-it's a real disorder with prominent physiological and psychological components. Hill, a former educator and the mother of two daughters with AD/HD, directs her book to fellow parents who must cope with their children's disturbing behavior and diagnosis, much like Russell A. Barkley does in Taking Care of ADHD. Besides identifying the symptoms of AD/HD, she educates her readers about their treatment options; her proactive approach inspires hope, as she demonstrates that medication can treat AD/HD symptoms. Best of all, she includes coaching assignments, charts, and checklists designed to assist parents in modifying the behavior of their AD/HD child. Brown (assoc. director, Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders), on the other hand, takes a more academic approach, devoting, for instance, an entire chapter to the neurophysiology of the ADD-afflicted brain. This explanation paves the way for his discussion of the efficacy of ADD medication and behavior modification. Brown emphasizes that the syndrome may include a constellation of problems, such as conduct, obsessive-compulsive, and bipolar disorders. His book is especially good at discussing ADD in adults. Written for different audiences and purposes, these books nonetheless cover a great deal of common ground, and anyone interested in AD/HD would do well to read both. The AD/HD Book is highly recommended for all public libraries, while Attention Deficit Disorder is recommended for academic and large public libraries.-Lynne F. Maxwell, Villanova Univ. Sch. of Law Lib., PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440628108
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/22/2005
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 883,147
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James Van Haren, M.D., is a child psychiatrist specializing in AD/HD disorders.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    I am currently in the middle of this book and finding it to be a

    I am currently in the middle of this book and finding it to be a great resource. As a teacher, I know a lot about adhd ---but as a parent feel as if I know nothing. I love that this is written by someone who is in my shoes. Great, easy reading. Very informative. Going to buy this book for the grandparents so they can better understand my son's adhd!

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