Covering all the basic issues surrounding ADHD, this program is highly instructive. Through commentary from Dr. Barkley and interviews with parents, teachers, and children, viewers gain an understanding of:
*The causes and prevalence of ADHD
*Effects on children's learning and behavior
*Other conditions that may accompany ADHD
*Long-term prospects for children with the disorder.
"As the parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD, Dr. Barkley's video has helped me to understand and better deal with my son's behavior. For the first time, I feel as though someone really understands what this disorder is all about."
"The easy flow between Barkley's comments, clips of patients, and interchanges with parents and teachers makes for an engaging viewing experience."
"The information here will promote compassion and enlightened treatment and help insure successful, happy, productive lives for those with ADHD."
"Can successfully be used for teacher in-service training, support groups, or group therapy....This is a well-produced video that sheds light on a disorder often misdiagnosed and frequently ignored."
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About the Author:
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books, more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, and 7 videos on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders, including childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.