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The ADHD Handbook : A Guide for Parents and Professionals - Alison Munden

The ADHD Handbook

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Paperback Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9781853027567
Number Of Pages: 160

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Written specifically for parents and health care professionals who have little prior knowledge of ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), this handbook provides a concise introduction and further information on the nature of the disorder. It outlines the symptoms and difficulties associated with the disorder and the sort of treatments and interventions available. The text also offers suggestions of where, or from whom more information and practical help can be found.

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Brilliant, a book about ADHD from the UK perspective, Alison and Jon write all the things those who are starting on the road to ADHD want and need to know. They offer practical advice not just to professionals but to parents alike, they discuss the here and now of initial diagnosis and treatment options for children with ADHD and long term prospects including a section on adult ADD, looking into all the questions of treatment options and self help support. -- Adders.org Munden and Arcelus are two child psychiatrists who share a special interest in AD/HD, and who are involved not just in clinical practice, but also in research and training in this field. They therefore have both a theoretical and a practical understanding of the condition, and the AD/HD Handbook benefits considerably from this double expertise. The authors are child and adolescent psychiatrists and the book reflects their medical training and thinking. Yet, unlike some other books based on a medical of disability, the volume does suggest in a number of places that the characteristics of ADHD can, in fact, be strengths rather than deficits in many situations. -- Montessori International

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Prefacep. 9
What is ADHD?p. 13
What are Children with ADHD Like?p. 19
Other Conditions That May Look Like ADHDp. 31
How Common is ADHD?p. 49
Evolutionary and Biological Explanations of ADHDp. 51
Scientific Evidence About the Causes of ADHDp. 57
How is the Diagnosis of ADHD Made?p. 67
The Treatment Teamp. 79
Medical Treatmentp. 85
Psychological Treatmentsp. 99
Educationp. 113
Social Services and Voluntary Agenciesp. 119
Long-Term Prospects for Children with ADHDp. 123
ADHD in Adultsp. 125
App. I: Some Useful Assessment Instrumentsp. 135
App. II: Useful Contactsp. 137
App. III: Books and Videosp. 143
Bibliographyp. 149
Subject Indexp. 153
Author Indexp. 160
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ISBN: 9781853027567
ISBN-10: 1853027561
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18