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ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is now recognised as one of the most common causes oflearning and behavioural difficulties in school-aged children.
Symptoms include poor concentration,forgetfulness, poor organisation, impulsivity, restlessness, poor social skills, learning difficulties, low selfesteem,and defiant behaviour.
Despite growing awareness of ADHD among parents and healthprofessionals, it is still widely misunderstood. This third edition of ADHD: The Facts provides information on how ADHD is diagnosed, on conventionalmedical and alternative therapies, and on ways of helping children to improve their own behaviour, selfesteem,and academic results.
Written by an experienced paediatrician, the book provides practical adviceto help parents understand their child's difficulties and how to overcome them.
With detailed explanationsof the cause of ADHD, its nature, and treatments of the condition that have proved effective over time,this new edition includes developments in the understanding of conditions that often coexist with it, aswell as problems experienced by adults with ADHD. ADHD: The Facts will be of invaluable assistance to parents of children with ADHD and to teachers,psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and doctors wanting an authoritative, up-to-date,and practical review of the condition.
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