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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment for Health and Mental Health Professionals, Third Edition

Larry B. Silver, M.D.
262 pages
ISBN 978-1-58562-131-6
Paperback Also Available In: eBook
Item #62131

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.

Part 1: Introduction and Overview. Introduction: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The continuum of neurologically based disorders. History of attention disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Etiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Part 2: Diagnosis. Clinical findings suggestive of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Establishing the diagnosis. Part 3: Associated Disorders. Specific learning disabilities. Regulatory disorders and tic disorders. Secondary psychiatric disorders and social difficulties. Part 4: Treatment. Basic treatment concepts. Educating the individual and the family. Clinical interventions with the individual, parents, or family. Working with the school system. Behavioral management. Psychopharmacology. Controversial therapies. Part 5: Special Topics. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults. Relevant educational and civil laws. Part 6: Conclusions. Conclusions. Appendix: Resources. Index.

"This updated edition of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder reflects the wisdom of a consumate clinician and teacher. The book provides guidance to the practitioner from making the diagnosis to knowing the laws that can help the ADHD patient. An excellent update of a clinical classic."—Judith L. Rapoport, M.D., Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland

"Silver's Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is an excellent introduction to the topic and provides the reader with an appreciation of the complexity of this disorder and its treatment."—Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., Attention, 4/1/2004

"It should be a standard text in staff rooms of schools and in relevant clinics and general medical practices across the world, with a relevant section on that country's law. Larry B. Silver's book is on the whole a useful edition to the growing literature that is available on ADHD."—Metapsychology Online Book Reviews, 4/1/2004

Larry B. Silver, M.D., a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, is in private practice in the Washington, D.C., area. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Previously, he served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and as a Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Pediatrics, and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Piscataway, New Jersey.

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