This new edition of Dr. Larry Silver's groundbreaking clinical book incorporates recent research findings on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), covering the latest information on diagnosis, associated disorders, and treatment, as well as ADHD in adults.
Providing a broad overview of the continuum of neurobiologically based conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder thoroughly reviews disorders often found to be comorbid with ADHD, including specific learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, anger regulation problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and tic disorders.
Dr. Silver emphasizes that ADHD is a life disability that affects not only school performance but also family life, peer interactions, and successful participation in sports and other activities. For about half of the individuals with this disorder, it is also a lifetime disability -- thus, interventions must be considered for each phase of life.
Addressing day-to-day management issues faced by physicians and mental health professionals who see patients with ADHD, this guidebook discusses such practical concerns as how to make a differential diagnosis, work with children and families in a multimodal treatment setting, manage a medication regimen, and explain ADHD to parents. Covering ways to work with the school system as well as new and controversial therapies, this up-to-the-minute book is essential reading for all who care for individuals with ADHD.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 19 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
This book is well written, both in its language and its organizing principles. Included are the expected reviews of diagnostic criteria and current medications. However, Dr. Silver weaves this information into a broader context of social, family, and educational issues. * Marc Sandrolini, M.D., Doody's Book Reviews *
Dr. Silver, a well-known clinician and author in the field of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to make tireless efforts to contribute to a greater understanding of this illness... This is the third edition of this book, and the updates include recent research findings and the latest information on treatment in both children and adults. * Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology *