ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know

ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Stephen P. Hinshaw, Katherine Ellison

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ISBN-13: 9780190223793
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 561,446
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, is an internationally recognized research investigator of child and adolescent disorders, award-winning teacher, and author of more than 280 research articles and chapters plus 12 books. His most recent book, with Richard Scheffler, is The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance. He is a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and vice chair for psychology in the department of psychiatry at UC San Francisco.

Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and author of several books. She specializes in writing about neuroscience, learning disorders, and education. Her books include The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes You Smarter and Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Facing the Facts
Chapter 1: What is ADHD? And Why Does it Suddenly Seem to be Everywhere?
Chapter 2: How Widespread Is It?
Chapter 3: What Causes It?
Chapter 4: How Do You Know If You Have It?
Chapter 5: How Does ADHD Change Over the Lifespan?
Chapter 6: How Much Does It Matter Who You Are and Where You Live?

Part II: Taking Action
Chapter 7: How Helpful-or Harmful-Is Medication?
Chapter 8: How Helpful is Behavior Therapy, and What Kinds of Behavior Therapies Help the Most?
Chapter 9: What Other Strategies May Be Helpful in Treating ADHD?
Chapter 10: What Do You Need to Know About the "ADHD Industrial Complex"?
Chapter 11: Conclusions and Recommendations

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