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Rethinking ADHD : Integrated Approaches to Helping Children at Home and at School - Ruth Schmidt Neven

Rethinking ADHD

Integrated Approaches to Helping Children at Home and at School

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The recent dramatic rise in the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD - has triggered the increasing prescription of drugs that are seen as the cure' for the disorder, and are often relied on as the only form of treatment. This medical diagnosis focuses exclusively on pathology within the child. But what of the broader influences that can impact on a child's psychological health and affect his or her behaviour?.. Rethinking ADHD is an essential book for all of us who are trying to make sense of everything that bewilders and fascinates us about the phenomenon of ADHD. It draws its net wide, broadening our thinking beyond the realm of medicine and neurology to embrace as well psychodynamic, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives. In the midst of so much that is controversial about the nature and treatment of ADHD, this highly absorbing book takes a fair and well-balanced view of the knowledge that we have gained so far - in the interests of understanding the way children's minds and personalities develop to produce the kind of behaviour that for many of us becomes so problematic.'..- Peter Wilson, Director of Youngminds, UK..Drawing on many years of experience, the authors, all experts in the field, have included clinical case examples and practical recommendations for working in partnership with parents and children with behavioural attention problems. Rethinking ADHD is essential reading for teachers, psychologists, therapists, childcare workers, counselors, social workers and parents who want a deeper understanding of how to more comprehensively treat children with ADHD.

1 Rethinking ADHD: An illness in our time..2 Neuropsychology and the diagnostic dilemmas of ADHD..3 A critique of the medical model..4 Risk factors fro the developing child: A psychodynamic approach..5 The capacity for attention and the developmental process..6 The concept of self-regulation: Creating links between a neuropsychological and a psychodynamic approach..7 ADHD in a public health context..8 Coming full circle: Towards a new paradigm for helping children, parents and families..9 Recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach to ADHD..Appendix 1: DSM-IV criteria for ADHD..Appendix 2: ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioural disorders criteria..Glossary ..References..Index

ISBN: 9781741151046
ISBN-10: 174115104X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1