Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder

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Author: Christopher Green,Kit Chee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446460835

Category: Education

Page: 288

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In his typically friendly and clear style, the ever-popular Dr Chris Green, with Dr Kit Chee, explains the treatments and causes of Attention Deficit Disorder, a condition that affects the learning and behaviour of up to 1 in 10 children in this country. Aimed at parents, teachers and health professionals, this book dispels the myths about ADHD and gives a clear overview of the condition: the causes, the behaviours and the treatments. Full of well-tried, practical strategies to help with common problems such as inattention, underachievement and impulsiveness, the book covers: - The causes, how to help improve behaviour at home and at school - Making the diagnosis, medication and alternative therapies - Hints to help reading, writing and language - Ways to boost self-esteem - ADHD in adults - The latest research and where to go for further help Understanding ADHD offers invaluable guidance to help parents work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering adulthood with self-confidence, life skills and secure family relationships.

The Pocket Guide to Understanding ADHD

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Author: Christopher Green

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742744109

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 178

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All the practical tips from the groundbreaking book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in a handy pocket size. Bestselling author Dr Christopher Green's new pocket survival guide to ADHD will help parents and children cope with the devastating effects ADHD can have on children's learning and behaviour. Busy parents can turn to the book for the secrets to: How to identify Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in your child Understanding the available medication and alternative therapies Improving behaviour at school and home Finding support for you and your child.

Managing Attention Disorders in Children

A Guide for Practitioners

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Author: Sam Goldstein

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 451

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Presents practitioners with a comprehensive guide for understanding attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, a complex affliction characterized by inattention, overarousal, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Includes a comprehensive overview of the problems encountered by children as well as approaches to school intervention. Examines all aspects of evaluation and treatment and offers a model for assessment and a well-defined set of guidelines for multidisciplinary treatment services for children with attention disorder and their families. Also provides a guide for the prescription and management of medications.

Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood

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Author: Sami Timimi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317710819

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Currently, it is common practice among the child psychiatric establishment to prescribe powerful and potentially addictive drugs to children who have emotional or behavioural problems. Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood is a strong challenge to this way of thinking. Sami Timimi uses a wide variety of sources that shape our understanding including his personal experiences to highlight the role of culture, beliefs, science, social hierarchy and power, in shaping our understanding of childhood problems and how to deal with them. He urges professionals who work with children to question their assumptions in a manner that will enable them to access a greater variety of potentially helpful therapeutic frameworks. Since the 1960s, psychiatry has had to learn to accommodate critical analysis of its beliefs and methods. The legitimacy of its core assumptions continues to be questioned. Now child psychiatry too must engage with such a debate, if it wishes to develop into a genuinely democratic and inclusive profession. Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood will be of great interest to professionals and trainees in psychiatry and child psychiatry, social work, family therapy and other psychotherapies for children and adolescents.

ADHD

A Guide to Understanding Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Changes Over Time in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

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Author: Paul H. Wender,David A. Tomb

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190637676

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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"In a discussion of ADHD treatments, Wender and Tomb stress that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder. They add, however, that psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. Wender and Tomb offer practical, comprehensive instructions on how parents of an ADHD sufferer can best help their child. Now a classic work, ADHD grants parents and adults whose lives have been touched by this disorder an indispensable source of help, hope, and understanding"--

The Science of ADHD

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Author: Chris Chandler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405162341

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 333

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"Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a long-term disorder affecting many children and adults. It is also a highly controversial psychiatric disorder; in its cause, its diagnosis, and the effect of diagnosis on the patient. This controversy is exacerbated by the commonly recommended treatment for the condition - Ritalin. The Science of ADHD addresses the scientific status of ADHD in an informed and accessible way, without recourse to emotional or biased viewpoints. The very latest studies are used to present a reasoned account of ADHD and its treatment. The Science of ADHD is highly multidisciplinary, covering the areas of genetics, neuroscience, psychology and treatment. The ever increasing scientific evidence is described and discussed, informing the reader of the limitations of the science, but also the benefits that scientific enquiry can bring to understanding what goes on in the ADHD brain"--Provided by publisher.

The ADHD Book of Lists

A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders

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Author: Sandra F. Rief

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937759

Category: Education

Page: 528

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"The newly updated ADHD Book of Lists will be a comprehensive, reliable source of answers, practical strategies, and tools written in a convenient list format"--

Understanding ADHD

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Author: Christopher Green

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742744125

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 330

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The definitive guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - fully revised and updated for a new generation of parents. The bestselling author of Toddler Taming and Beyond Toddlerdom, Dr Christopher Green, with Dr Kit Chee, demystifies ADHD, the elusive and distressing condition that affects learning and behaviour. Understanding ADHD gives a clear overview of ADHD - the causes, the behaviours and the treatments - and dispels the myths. It is full of well-tried, practical and proven strategies to help with common ADHD problems such as inattention, impulsiveness and underachievement. Drawing on the latest research, the new edition includes: How to identify ADHD in your child ADHD in the under-fives How to encourage better behaviours at school and home Medication and alternative therapies: the pros and cons How to deal with the stress ADHD causes for parents and siblings How to help with reading, writing and language Advice for adults with ADHD Answers to common questions Fully updated list of resources Understanding ADHD shows parents how to work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering adulthood with self-confidence, life skills and strong family relationships.

Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition

The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

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Author: Russell A. Barkley

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508537

Category: Psychology

Page: 363

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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 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

Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD

A Practical, Easy-to-use Guide for Clinicians

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Author: Ari Tuckman

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 252

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A much-needed resource to aid an underserved segment of the population, this book offers mental health professionals a practical, integrated treatment model-including client and family education, medication, coaching, and psychotherapy-that makes it easier than ever to diagnose and effectively treat adults with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.)