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ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know

American Academy of Pediatrics

Edited By:
Michael Reiff, MD, FAAP
Price:
$ 16.95
Published:
2011
Item Number:
CB0062
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Description

ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know is a balanced guide to help you and your child meet the many challenges of the often misunderstood disorder. This invaluable resource provides accurate, up-to-date information on

  • Evaluation and diagnosis
  • Coexisting conditions
  • Behavior therapy
  • ADHD and academics
  • The role of medication
  • Complementary and alternative treatments
  • ADHD and the teenage years
  • Effective skills for parenting children and adolescents with ADHD
  • And so much more!

Written in clear, accessible language, this thoroughly updated second edition includes the latest information on diagnosis, ADHD medications, and guidance on preschoolers and adolescents with ADHD. A new chapter on advocacy, updates on special education services and laws, and the role of the medical home are also featured.

About the Editor

Michael Reiff, MD, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics and family medicine at the University of Minnesota, where he is the director of the Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic. He has written and spoken nationally and internationally on ADHD and autism spectrum disorders and served on the Executive Committee of the Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. He is presently the editor of Developmental and Behavioral News, the AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics newsletter, and a member of the AAP ADHD guidelines committee.

Testimonials

“…a single source that reveals the truth about the disorder, diagnosis, treatment and lifelong management of ADHD. While nothing about ADHD is easy, this book is well structured and surprisingly easy to understand as it walks parents through the difficult process of defining the disorder and its various subtypes.”
Publishers Weekly on the first edition

About the author

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 60,000 member pediatricians dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. One of the major activities of the AAP is providing reliable educational materials for parents and caregivers. Under the direction of a medical editor, content developed by the AAP is rigorously reviewed by appropriate committee members to ensure compliance with the organization's current policy and recommendations.

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