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ADHD : Facts - Mark Selikowitz

Paperback Published: 9th October 2009
ISBN: 9780199565030
Number Of Pages: 192

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ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is now recognized as one of the most common causes of learning and behavioural difficulties in school-aged children. Symptoms may include poor concentration, forgetfulness, poor organization, impulsivity, restlessness, poor social skills, learning difficulties, low self-esteem, and defiant behavior. Despite growing awareness of ADHD among parents and health professionals, it is still widely misunderstood.

This second edition of ADHD: The Facts provides information on how ADHD is diagnosed, on conventional medical and alternative therapies, and on ways of helping children to improve their own behaviour, self-esteem, and academic results. Written by an experienced pediatrician, this book features practical advice to help parents understand their child's difficulties and how to overcome them. With detailed explanations of the cause of ADHD, its nature, and the treatments of the condition that have proved effective over time, this new edition includes developments in the understanding of conditions that often co-exist with it, as well as the problems experienced by adults with ADHD.

ADHD: The Facts ill be of invaluable assistance to parents of children with ADHD and to teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and doctors wanting an authoritative, up-to-date, and practical review of the condition.

About the Author

Dr. Mark Selikowitz has over 25 years experience as a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician. He is a co-founder and a director of the Sydney Developmental Clinic, one of the largest child development units in the world.

Industry Reviews

`Review from previous edition . . . provides healthcare professionals, parents and teachers with an invaluable insight and understanding.' Community Practitioner `. . . remarkably comprehensive considering its small (pocket-book) format. Indeed, it could almost be sub-titled 'all you ever wanted to know about ADHD and were afraid to ask'. . . the same author has another title in the series, on dyslexia, and there is also a book on autism. I have to say that if the others are as good as this one, they certainly are worth buying and reading.' Nurturing Potential, Issue 11

Section 1 - Introduction
1: What is ADHD?
Section 2 - Some characteristic difficulties
3: Impulsivity
4: Excessive movement
5: Learning difficulties
6: Defiance
7: Low self esteem
8: Social clumsiness
9: Emotional disorders
Section 3 - The cause of ADHD
10: An impairment in brain function
Section 4 - How ADHD is diagnosed
11: Diagnosis and assessment
Section 5 - Multi-modal treatment
12: Home management
13: School management
14: Behaviour modification
15: Medicines - General principles
16: A guide to specific medicines
Section 6 - Unconventional treatments
17: Unconventional treatments
Section 7 - Adulthood
18: Will he grow out of it?
Appendix
Recommended internet sites

ISBN: 9780199565030
ISBN-10: 0199565031
Series: The Facts
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 9th October 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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