ADHD (Paperback)

A Complete and Authoritative Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)

By American Academy of Pediatrics, Michael I. Reiff (Editor), Sherill Tippins (Editor)

American Academy of Pediatrics, 9781581101218, 355pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004

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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 answers the common questions: How is ADHD diagnosed? What are today's best treatment options? and Will my child outgrow ADHD? Accurate, up-to-date findings on evaluation and diagnosis, coexisting conditions, and unproven treatments are provided. Also addressed are behaviors associated with the teenage years and what schools can do to support children with the condition. ADHD management strategies that balance the roles of behavior therapy, medications, and parenting techniques are suggested.

About the Author

American Academy of Pediatrics is the world's largest association of pediatricians. Its 57,000 member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. Michael I. Reiff, MD, FAAP, is an associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Sherill Tippins is the author of "Two of Us Make a World" and the coauthor of "The New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding" and "Guide to Toilet Training." She lives in Brooklyn, New York.