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ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This comprehensive guide to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offers parents balanced, reassuring, and authoritative information to help them understand and manage this challenging and often misunderstood condition. Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics' own clinical practice guidelines for ADHD and written in clear, accessible language, this book answe ...more
Paperback, 355 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by American Academy Of Pediatrics
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Mar 29, 2009 Annette rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Annette by: Stephanie H.
Shelves: self-help, adhd
I like this book because it is so reassuring for me as a parent. I found the Behavior therapy ideas very helpful as well as the information on medications. I was surprised to find that it even gives you ideas on how to respond to well-meaning friends and relatives when they try to give advise. It is written in an easy to read format and there are a lot of helpful charts in every chapter as well as a question and answer section. It has been and will continue to be a valuable resource in my home.
There are many books out there about ADHD, and of course I have some familiarity with the subject through my profession. This, however, is the ONLY ADHD book that you will find on, the website for the American Academy of Pediatrics. That's because, unlike most books like this which are essentially one person's opinion, this book is, purely and simply, a summary of the medical evidence to date. This is the first book I read after my own son was diagnosed with ADHD last fall.
I really liked the focus of this book. Instead of dedicating most of the book to diagnosis and biology, there was a through-the-years approach that was useful to me. So many books are for parenting younger kids but this one discussed teen years and the impace of impulse control and the things to consider when evaluating colleges and careers. Now that my son is 12, I'm starting to worry about the long-term implications of ADHD. This is a book I'd like to have in my personal collection so I can re ...more
Helpful and informative, but definitely not "for fun" reading...exactly how it sounds.
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