ADHD

Paperback | August 9, 2009

byMark Selikowitz

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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 behaviour. 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 paedtiatrician, this book featurespractical 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 ofconditions that often co-exist with it, as well as the problems experienced by adults with ADHD.ADHD: The Facts will 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.

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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...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.02 inPublished:August 9, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199565031

ISBN - 13:9780199565030

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Section 1 - Introduction1. What is ADHD?Section 2 - Some characteristic difficulties2. Poor concentration3. Impulsivity4. Excessive movement5. Learning difficulties6. Defiance7. Low self esteem8. Social clumsiness9. Emotional disordersSection 3 - The cause of ADHD10. An impairment in brain functionSection 4 - How ADHD is diagnosed11. Diagnosis and assessmentSection 5 - Multi-modal treatment12. Home management13. School management14. Behaviour modification15. Medicines - General principles16. A guide to specific medicinesSection 6 - Unconventional treatments17. Unconventional treatmentsSection 7 - Adulthood18. Will he grow out of it?AppendixRecommended internet sites

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". . . 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 tosay that if the others are as good as this one, they certainly are worth buying and reading." --Nurturing Potential, Issue 11 01/03/2004