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Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Understanding Health And Sickness)

Buttross, L. Susan M.D. F.A.A.P.

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ISBN 10: 1578068827 / ISBN 13: 9781578068821
Published by University Press of Mississippi
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Title: Understanding Attention Deficit ...

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects approximately five percent of American school-age children. In a classroom of thirty, it is likely that at least one child will have ADHD. Symptoms include extreme levels of hyperactivity, inattention, and disruptive behavior. A Harvard University study published in September 2004 reported that students with ADHD are less likely than their non-ADHD peers to complete high school and less likely to attend college. The study found that on average those adults with ADHD have household incomes that are about $10,000 lower for high school graduates and $4,300 lower for college graduates, compared with those who do not have ADHD.

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a concise, clearly written overview of the condition's symptoms and the range of possible treatments.

Chapters explain:

How certain behavioral patterns can be misdiagnosed as ADHD

How early diagnosis and treatment of the condition is critical

How the various forms of the condition affect a child's psychology and socialization

How parents can help to address the condition effectively and supportively

Understanding ADHD provides useful, up-to-date information on a condition that can be treated with early diagnosis and intervention. The book will prove useful to professionals and parents seeking a better understanding of children and childhood development.

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For parents, teachers, counselors, and pediatricians, this guide to a troubling behavioral affliction

--- Provides a clearly written, concise overview of a condition that affects over 2 million Americans

--- Introduces an author who is an established ADHD healthcare provider and who is leading a study on the subject

--- Expands the Understanding Health & Sickness Series

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