Synopses & Reviews
Part One. The Ritalin Debate Chapter 1. Eye of the Storm--Confusion and Controversy Abound
Chapter 2. Medication Myths--Facts and Fallacies About Medication
Part Two. Beyond Ritalin Chapter 3. Why Ritalin Doesn't Diagnose ADHD--How to Get an Accurate Diagnosis
Chapter 4. What to Try Before You Try Medication--Alternatives at School, Home, and Work
Chapter 4. When Medication is Needed--Finding the Best Fit
Chapter 5. Why On-Task In the Classroom Is Not Enough--Improving Learning and Achievement
Chapter 6. The Miscue Dilemma--Solving Social Problems
Chapter 7. Rechanneling the ADHD Mind--Learning Self-Control
Chapter 8. Routines Medication Doesnt Teach--Building Organization Skills for Life
Chapter 9. Taming the Tiger Within--Cultivating Inner Calmness
Chapter 10. Alternative Treatments--Fads, Fallacies, and Facts
Chapter 11. ADHD Grown Up--From Disc Jockeys to Doctors
Part Three. Resources: Child, Adolescent, and Adult Chapter 12. Organizations and Support Groups That Can Help
Chapter 13. Books, Tapes, and Other Materials
In the late 1980s, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and its treatment with the drug Ritalin came to national attention and became one of the most hotly debated health issues. That debate continues to rage today. But for the millions of ADHD children, adolescents and adults, it still remains painfully difficult to get clear and authoritative answers to the many questions that this confusing disorder poses. Do I have a correct diagnosis of ADHD? What kind of medication might be helpful? What else can and should I do to help myself or my child deal with this problem?
Now, at last, the authors of Beyond Ritalin, acknowledged experts on ADHD, provide a complete road map and guide for coping with this disorder. Including anecdotal case histories, as well as a complete checklist of ADHD symptoms, charts, work sheets and a comprehensive list of valuable resources and support groups.
For the millions of Americans affected by attention deficit disorder, this book, written by the authors of "Is Your Child Hyperactive?", provides a complete road map and guide for coping with this disorder, as well as anecdotal case histories, a complete checklist of symptoms, lists of resources and support groups, and much more. Charts & work sheets.
About the Author
Stephen W. Garber, Ph.D. is one of the country's leading parenting experts and is the director of Behavioral Institute of Atlanta.