9780195113495

ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

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    9780195113495

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    0195113497

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/20/2001
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Paul Wender began his career treating children with ADHD 37 years ago and has treated adults with the disorder for almost 30 years. His exhaustive research and insight gained from clinical practice led to the first book about ADHD in children (Minimal Brain Dysfunction in Children, 1971).Continuing research revealed that in many instances ADHD persisted into adult life, and that adult ADHD included symptoms that were not present in childhood. These findings resulted in his 1995 book Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults. He also authored the first book for the parentsof children with ADHD, The Hyperactive Child in 1974. Now, in this revised and updated edition of ADHD he presents the definitive resource on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In his discussion of ADHD treatments, Wender stresses that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder. He adds, however, that psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. Most important, Wender offers practical--andextensive--instructions on how parents of an ADHD sufferer can best help their child. Throughout, Wender supplies extensive case histories of children and adolescents with ADHD, as well as accounts of the experience of ADHD in adults as perceived by both patients and their families. In addition, the book contains valuable information on where to seek help, as well as on thekinds of diagnostic tests currently available. Finally, in an appendix to the volume, the author includes instructions on how adults can self-screen for the disorder. Now a classic work, ADHD grants parents and adults whose lives have been touched by this disorder an indispensable source of help, hope, and understanding.

Author Biography


Paul Wender, M.D. is author of the best-selling book The Hyperactive Child, Adolescent, and Adult was formerly Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric Research at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Known as the "Dean of ADHD" by his colleagues, he is a pioneer in identifying and treating this disorder and he ran some of the first clinical trials on Ritalin. He lives in Andover, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction
3(6)
The Characteristics of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
9(25)
The Causes of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
34(22)
The Development of the Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
56(9)
Treatment of the Child with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
65(90)
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults
155(85)
Finding Help
240(13)
Appendix: Diagnostic Criteria: Diagnosis of ADHD in Childhood and Adulthood and Related Disorders 253(18)
Index 271

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