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Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents

von Brian P. Daly, Aimee K. Hildenbrand, Ronald T. Brown

Reihe: Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice - Band 33

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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.

A companion volume Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults is also available.


From the reviews:

"This book, like all in the series, is designed to be brief, focused, and authoritative … for the pleasure of busy practitioners who need targeted, diagnostic treatment guidance for specific populations. The book does an excellent job of describing the many etiological components and enumerating those factors that, although not causative, impact patient presentation and severity of ADHD symptoms in children and adolescents. The books’ authors are extremely rigorous in their review of extant research, culminating in a “how to” book with well over 250 references, which is impressive. This little book is an informative addition to a practitioner’s professional library and does a good job laying the foundation for the expansion of ADHD services into the world of children and teens."
Robert J. Resnick in PsycCRITIQUES, 61(8), 2016.

"Anything and everything you might want to know about assessment and management of ADHD in children and adolescents is presented in this concise, evidence-based, 84-page guide. No fluff and no filler - this book is to the point and each page presents information that is extremely useful andrelevant in real-life practice. [It] is an easy-to-use, quick reference for clinicians and other professionals in the field of mental health, as well as graduate students completing internships. As a busy clinician, I find the most important aspect of this book is its user-friendly format that makes it extremely helpful for practitioners who need to locate pertinent information quickly. I highly recommend this as the absolutely essential, go-to reference guide for anyone who treats children and adolescents with ADHD."
Michael S. Goldsby, PhD, CCRP (Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands), in Doody's Listings and Reviews, October 2015

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

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