Definition Of ADHD.- Causative Factors.- Symptoms And Signs.- Diagnosis And Laboratory Tests.- Comorbid Disorders.- Learning And Language Disorders.- Tics, Seizures, And Headaches.- Methods Of Management.- Medications For ADHD.- Dietary And Alternative Therapies.- Prognosis And Prevention.- Management Roles.
An expanded, updated, and revised edition, the ADHD Handbook, second edition covers recent advances in causes and management of ADHD, and includes more than 400 scientific references to peer-reviewed articles. It provides answers to the numerous questions that surround ADHD, including how is it diagnosed? What causes ADHD? What are the risks of associated learning and behavior disorders, tics, seizures, and headaches? What treatments are available? What are the choices of medications and the risks of side effects? How can adverse effects be avoided? What are the alternatives to medication? Do children outgrow ADHD, and how long is treatment required? ADHD Handbook is written for neurologists, pediatricians, practicing physicians, residents, fellows and students of medicine, psychologists, educators, occupational and speech therapists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers. It also offers parents a readable, but uniquely well documented and objective account of ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, medications, alternative treatments, and management.
Designed for physicians, with each subject area supported by scientifically controlled studies and approximately 400 references to peer reviewed articles
Drug and alternative, dietary therapies discussed in detail
Author has more than 40 years experience in treating patients with ADHD and related disorders, was Founding Director of the pediatric neurology training programs at the Mayo Clinic and Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine