ADHD in Preschool Children: Assessment and Treatment

Paperback | January 1, 2014

EditorJaswinder Ghuman, Harinder Ghuman

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Clinically referred preschool children with ADHD are significantly impaired, are at-risk for poor school outcome, and are frequent users of the healthcaresystem. Behavior problems in preschool children with ADHD persist to school-age years resulting in considerable stress for the entire family and staggering socio-economic burden to schools and society at large. This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding assessment - including diagnostic interview, neuropsychological testing, comorbidity and differential diagnosis, sleep problems - and treatment interventions including psychosocial, pharmacological and complementary andalternative treatments. All the chapters have a clinical focus and practical case examples are used to increase competency in clinical settings.ADHD in Preschool Children serves as a guide for experienced practitioners of child and adolescent mental health care as well as trainees in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, pediatrics, family medicine and nursing. The chapter authors are national leaders with significantexperience in assessing and treating preschool children with ADHD and behavioral disorders.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Clinically referred preschool children with ADHD are significantly impaired, are at-risk for poor school outcome, and are frequent users of the healthcaresystem. Behavior problems in preschool child...

Jaswinder K. Ghuman, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director of Infant and Preschool Clinic, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, and Medical Director at Casa de Los Ninos Behavioral Health Services, Tucson, AZ. She is board certified in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She was a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199948925

ISBN - 13:9780199948925

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Table of Contents

1. Jaswinder Kaur Ghuman and Harinder Singh Ghuman: ADHD in Preschool Children: Overview and Diagnostic Considerations2. Jaswinder Kaur Ghuman and Harinder Singh Ghuman: Evaluation Process and Essentials of Clinical Assessment3. E. M. Mahone and A. E. Pritchard: Neuropsychological Assessment of ADHD in Preschoolers: Performance-based Measures, Rating Scales, and Structured Interviews4. Sydney A. Rice and William N. Marshall: Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity: Primary Health Care Provider Perspective5. Regina Bussing and Desiree Murray: Psychosocial and Behavioral Interventions with a Focus on Parent Child Interaction Therapy: Theory and Clinical Practice6. Carolyn Webster-Stratton and M. Jamila Reid: Parent, Teacher and Child Interventions: Tailoring the Incredible Years for Young Children with ADHD7. Jaswinder Kaur Ghuman and Harinder Singh Ghuman: Psychopharmacological Interventions in Preschool Children with ADHD: General Considerations and Evidence8. Jaswinder Kaur Ghuman and Harinder Singh Ghuman: Psychopharmacological Interventions in Clinical Practice9. Nicholas Lofthouse and Elizabeth Hurt: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Preschool Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder10. Mark Stein and Margaret Weiss: Sleep Problems and Interventions in Preschoolers with ADHD