ADHD: The Facts (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198867371

Mark Selikowitz
240 Pages
129 x 197 mm
Pub date
Aug 2021
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ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is now recognised as one of the most common causes of learning and behavioural difficulties in school-aged children. Symptoms include poor concentration, forgetfulness, poor organisation, impulsivity, restlessness, poor social skills, learning difficulties, low selfesteem, and defiant behaviour. Despite growing awareness of ADHD among parents and health professionals, it is still widely misunderstood. This third 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, selfesteem, and academic results. Written by an experienced paediatrician, the book provides 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 treatments of the condition that have proved effective over time, this new edition includes developments in the understanding of conditions that often coexist with it, as well as 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.


Section 1 - Introduction
1 What is ADHD?
Section 2 - Some characteristic difficulties
2 Poor concentration
3 Impulsivity
4 Excessive movement
5 Learning difficulties
6 Defiance
7 Low self-esteem
8 Social clumsiness
9 Emotional disorders
Setion 3 - The cause of ADHD
10 An impairment in brain function
Section 4 - How ADHD is diagnosed
11 Diagnosis and Assessment
Section 5 - Multi-modal treatment
12 Home management
13 School management
14 Behaviour modification
15 Medicines - general principles
16 A guide to specific medicines
Section 6 - Unconventional Treatments
17 Unconventional treatments
Section 7 - AdulthoodSection:
18 Adulthood
Section 8 - Conclusion, Appendix, Index
Appendix - useful internet sites

About the author: 

Dr Mark Selikowitz is a consultant developmental paediatrician and was the co-founder and director of the Sydney Developmental Clinic - one of the world's largest child development units. He has over 40 years' experience in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood developmental problems. He is the author of four books dealing with such problems, and has co-authored numerous research articles published in international journals. He is in great demand as a speaker.

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