Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a clinical guide to diagnosis and treatment for health and mental health professionals
This new edition of Dr. Larry Silver's groundbreaking clinical book incorporates new knowledge on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ... Show synopsis This new edition of Dr. Larry Silver's groundbreaking clinical book incorporates new knowledge on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), covering the latest topics in diagnosis, associated disorders, and treatment, as well as ADHD in adults. Providing a broad overview of the continuum of neurobiologically based disorders, "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" thoroughly discusses disorders believed to be comorbid with ADHD, including specific learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, anger regulation problems, obsessive compulsive disorder and Tic disorders. The author emphasizes that ADHD is a "life" disability that affects not only school performance but also family life, peer interactions, and successful participation in sports and other activities. For about 50% of the individuals with this disorder, it is also a "lifetime" disability-thus, interventions must be considered for each phase of life. Addressing day-to-day management issues faced by physicians and mental health professionals who see patients with ADHD, this "how to" guidebook discusses such practical concerns as how to make a differential diagnosis, work with children and families in a multimodal treatment setting, manage a medication regimen, and explain ADHD to parents. Covering ways to work with the school system as well as new and controversial therapies, this up-to-the-minute book is essential reading for all who care for individuals with ADHD.