Compact and authoritative guidance on evidence-based treatment for ADHD in children and adolescents
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder that can have serious consequences for academic, emotional, social, and occupational functioning. When properly identified and diagnosed, however, there are many interventions for the disorder that have established benefits.
This volume is both a compact “how to” reference, for use by professional clinicians in their daily work, and an ideal educational reference for practice-oriented students. The most important feature of this volume is that it is practical and “reader friendly”.
It has a similar structure to others in the series, and is a compact and easy to follow guide covering all aspects of practice that are relevant in real life in the assessment and management of ADHD across the life span. Tables, relevant case studies, and marginal notes assist orientation, while suggestions for further reading, support groups, and educational organizations are provided for individuals and professionals.
Praise for the book:
“This text provides a comprehensive overview of essential information for understanding, assessing, and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It will be highly useful for undergraduate and graduate students, but its utility may be greatest for the busy clinician who needs clear, concise guidelines to ensure the use of evidence-based practices.”
Thomas J. Power, PhD, Director, Center for Management of ADHD, Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics and Psychiatry, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
“As an author of major clinical handbooks and compendia I am very aware that there is a great need for a pithy, evidence-based summation of the scientific literature on ADHD that distills key conclusions to inform clinical practice. The authors have provided just that: They present key clinical facts and practice recommendations that busy clinicians will find highly useful in their daily practice. For students, too, it is a wonderful distillation of essential concepts in the clinical understanding, evaluation, and treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents.”
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
“Anyone who treats children or adolescents with ADHD should read this comprehensive yet concise book. It provides a wealth of information about everything from evaluations, differential diagnosis, cultural issues, and theoretical models to pharmacological and psychosocial treatment. It also includes some excellent case studies that bring much of this information to life. This book could change the way that you treat young people with ADHD.”
Steven W. Evans, PhD, Director of Center for Intervention Research in Schools, Professor of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, OH