Synopses & Reviews
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 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.
"This book clarifies the current terminology and major characteristics of ADHD, with good discussion about the significant issues of low self-esteem and social skills difficulties."--British Journal of Occupational Therapy
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.
Table of Contents
Section One - Introduction
1. What is ADHD?
Section Two - Some Characteristic Difficulties
2. Poor concentration
4. Excessive movement
5. Learning difficulties
7. Low self esteem
8. Social clumsiness
9. Emotional disorders
Section Three - The Cause of ADHD
10. An impairment in brain function
Section Four - How ADHD is Diagnosed
11. Diagnosis and assessment
Section Five - Multi-Modal Treatment
12. Home management
13. School management
14. Behaviour modification
15. Medicines - general principles
16. A guide to specific medicines
17. Unconventional treatments
Section Seven - Adulthood
18. Will he grow out of it?
Appendix - Recommended internet sites