Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies)

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9781887537117: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) effects up to 3 million children in the US at any given time, and an increasing number of adults.

This condensed review of the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD is written in a jargon-free, easy-to-reference format. Find out how the disorder is different in adults and children as well as other disorders that cause similar behavior. Learn about the genetic and neurological basis for the disorder as well as commonly used medications and side-effects. Specific treatments for use by parents, teachers, and clinicians is presented. This book is perfect for the mental health clinician as well as parents and teachers wanting to know the best treatment options.

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This book contains professional treatment information in a jargon-free, user-friendly format with technical words defined on the same page they are used. This book is ideal for clinicians as well as patients and concerned loved ones wanting to understand the disorder and the best treatment options.

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C. Keith Conners, Ph.D. is author of the Conners Rating Scales and the Continuous Performance Test (CPT), which comprise the most widely used instruments available to assess ADHD. He is also author of five books on ADHD including Clinical Use of Stimulant Drugs in Children and Hyperkinetic Children: A Neuropsychosocial Approach. He is one of the leaders of the just completed, $12 million research study on the treatment of ADHD, sponsored by the National Institute of Health and the US Department of Education. With over 150 scientific publications spanning over 40 years of research, he now presents the latest scientific treatment recommendations on ADHD, in this condensed jargon-free guidebook.Juliet L. Jett, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist and author of the book Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, provides consultation and clinical supervision on ADHD. As a regionally recognized expert on ADHD, she uses her experience to address the most important "real-life" concerns of parents, teachers, and clients who deal with ADHD on a daily basis.

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