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Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition) [Paperback]

by Russell A. Barkley
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September 1, 2000 1572305606 978-1572305601 Revised

A treasured parent resource since its publication, Taking Charge of ADHD provides authoritative information on ADHD and its treatment. From internationally renowned ADHD expert Russell A. Barkley, the book empowers parents by arming them with the knowledge, expert guidance, and confidence they need. Included are:

*A step-by-step plan for behavior management that has helped thousands of children.
*Current information on medications, including coverage of Strattera and extended-release stimulants.
*Strategies that help children succeed at school and in social situations.
*Advances in research on the causes of ADHD.
*Practical advice on managing stress and keeping peace in the family.
*Descriptions of books, organizations, and Internet resources that families can trust.



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"Russell Barkley might well be known as the patron saint of ADHD for all that he has done to advance our understanding of this fascinating condition. Dr. Barkley's name is synonymous with quality, integrity, and reliability. He is meticulous in his research and unfailing in his willingness to offer his time as well as his knowledge to all who ask for help. Anyone who writes about, researches, or lives with ADHD owes a deep debt to Dr. Barkley."--Edward M. Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction

"This very clear and well-written guide is filled with useful strategies and all the reinforcement that ADHD parents need."--Jane Marks, author of The Hidden Children

"Russell Barkley's extensive experience as clinician, researcher, and teacher really shows. This is the most up-to-date story on our understanding of ADHD and its practical management. The readable reviews would inform most therapists. Dr. Barkley shows parents the way toward a positive approach to ADHD, from which the whole family will benefit."--Judith L. Rapoport, MD, Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch, NIMH, Bethesda, Maryland, author of The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing


"Russell Barkley, considered one of the leading authorities on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), provides a clear and well-written guide that encourages, exhorts, and inspires parents. This book features pioneering research that provides new insight into preventing ADHD from becoming a major obstacle in a child's (and parent's) life."--Intervention in School and Clinic
(Intervention in School and Clinic 2000-09-04)

"This is not just another book. This is a great book....Although aimed at parents, [it] has something for everyone involved with ADHD kids: teachers, psychologists, doctors, and family."--Pediatric News
(Pediatric News 2000-09-04)

"A solid resource guide for parents."--Contemporary Psychology
(Contemporary Psychology 2000-09-04)

From the Back Cover

"Russell Barkley might well be known as the patron saint of ADHD for all that he has done to advance our understanding of this fascinating condition. Dr. Barkley's name is synonymous with quality, integrity, and reliability. He is meticulous in his research and unfailing in his willingness to offer his time as well as his knowledge to all who ask for help. Anyone who writes about, researches, or lives with ADHD owes a deep debt to Dr. Barkley." Edward M. Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction

Product Details

  • Paperback: 321 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; Revised edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572305606
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572305601
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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255 of 273 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I came to this book as a skeptic, and as someone who wants nothing to do with the meds. I had avoided reading Barkley because I knew him to be a big drug guy.
However, I found his explanation of ADHD as a problem of inhibition rather than attention to be interesting and to ring true. He also talks about how this relates to troubles with language, motor skills, learning problems and other things that are seen with some ADHD kids. It shed some light on the larger picture, and was very interesting and useful in thinking about the whole child, not just the ADHD behavior part. It was more in-depth than other explanations I had read of ADHD, and more convincing.
As for the drugs, he really does not emphasize them as much as I expected. Clearly, he believes they are effective and safe, but at one point he actually says that if you are just anti-drug don't bother trying them because you won't stick with it. Like other pro-drug things I have read, he does not really address the issue of how or when you decide to get off the drugs. I guess the drug companies aren't funding studies of that question.
One funny point -- in a section advising parents to take care of themselves, he cautions them to avoid caffeine and nicotine because they are stimulants and can make your heart race and increase your blood pressure. Not good for parents, but apparently OK for the kids.
The book actually spends a lot more time on behavior modification techniques than it does on the drugs. Ironically, many of these techniques are similar to those recommended by David Stein in his book Unraveling the ADD/ADHD Fiasco, which is as anti-diagnosis and drugs as Barkley's is pro. I have found many of these techniques to be useful, although I think the tokens and points thing is unwieldy and unrealistic.
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A "textbook" on coping with ADHD at home December 14, 2000
Format:Paperback
As the parent of an ADHD child, I have read many books on this disorder. This one contains many practical tips that you can use, but also sets down some large guiding principals. I like the fact that Dr. Barkley challenges us to become "executive parents", ones that take charge of our child’s professional and educational care, something I feel we all need to keep in mind. He arms us with facts to dispel the myths that abound about ADHD, integrating the latest scientific findings with anecdotes from his years of working with ADHD patients and their families.
There are several chapters that offer programs that you can implement starting today to help your child control and replace undesirable behavior with appropriate, positive behavior. There are two chapters that give you answers to questions like, “I know he(she) has ADHD, but how can I get him (her) to (finish his homework, do the dishes, pick up dirty clothes, get up in the morning, stop pushing other kids, pu t on socks in less than 22 minutes)... just fill in the blank. His suggestions take commitment and consistent effort from us as parents before we see results from our child, but they do work. Some steps may bring better results than others in your child. But if you gain some sanity and peace in your house and family again, isn’t it worth the effort? I think the biggest challenge will be for those parents with ADHD themselves to make a consistent effort, an issue that Dr. Barkley does not address.
He does, however, r emind us to keep it all in perspective. He suggests that we focus on what is really important in our lives each day. Is getting to soccer practice on time more important than arriving there prepared and leaving home in a peaceful and loving attitude?
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extreme kids...extreme choices February 18, 2003
By Lisa P
Format:Paperback
As the parent of a 7 yr old with SEVERE ADHD-(hyperactivity/impulsivity), we really needed this blunt and often extreme view point. We have spent the last 4 years trying every alternative to avoid meds. We have tried the diet change, school change, rigid structure adaptation, behavior modification, strict discipline enforcement, counseling, and even play therapy. You name it, we�ve tried it.
I am not an advocate of drug therapy by any means. I know of many kids taking drugs for ADD/ADHD who DON'T need it. But when you see heartache in the eyes of a child who doesn't understand why no one wants to play with him, something has to give.
Sometimes there are no other alternatives that work for a child and his family. While I agree that Dr. Barkley does tend to be a stimulant med advocate, he also offers information in a realistic manner. Lets face it, if you have read or are reading this book, you're probably struggling with where to go next. Just remember that while not all kids need meds to function and perform, there are those kids who really do need them. This book does offer other alternatives to try as well as things to do to accompany medication treatments.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last someone who's done the research July 14, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My husband and son both have ADHD so when this book came up on the list of choices for a required book review for a psych class I was taking, I decided to read it. I was amazingly surprised at the well-informed, scientifically critical information he has presented. Now if you don't believe ADHD is a real condition or understand why drugs work (and why they sometimes don't) this book will only [*] you off. ADHD is the most widely researched childhood disease/condition and Russell Barkley presents the best scientifically proven info here. He not only tells parents what to look for but how to become your child's best advocate, educating you as the parent and walking you thru the process. His suggestions on methods to improve your child's performance I took to be used under the condition that either your child wasn't recieving or wasn't responding to medication. When my spouse and son, who are on different medications (my son is part of a Provigil study and my husband is using Adderall)are off their meds I find it necessary to use many of the methods he suggests, when they are on them I find they are just your average people.
My bottom line on this book is read it. It should help you become more empowered as a parent. Then look at the research he sites. Being an informed, educated, discerning parent is the best thing you can do for your child.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Information
Included a lot of valuable info not seen during previous research. Would recommend to anyone with a child/family member with adhd.
Published 12 months ago by Kathy Law
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents...
I read this book a couple of years ago when I was a student. It offers information about coping with your child and yourself.
Published 12 months ago by Carlotta
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for the free spirit
As much as I appreciate information I can only take so much at one time. Even after months or years of having this book I still have not read all the way through it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nisha
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
A great book for a parent looking to better understand her child and all that comes with having a child with ADHD!
Published 13 months ago by C. Hartwell
3.0 out of 5 stars OK - but way too negative.
I found this book helpful in some ways but much to much negative. ADHD and ADD can have its challenges but it also can be a gift. Read more
Published 13 months ago by pgeliz
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
It is frustrating being a parent with a child with ADHD. The more info the better. All children are different so some reviews will be good and some will be negative. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
I am really glad I bought this book. It has helped my family a lot dealing with 2 sons who are adhd.
Published 16 months ago by Mel
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not what I needed
This is a good book to get an overview of ADHD and what it means when your child is diagnosed. I felt that it dealt with the extreme kids, which isn't necessarily mine. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Avid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need
A little text bookish but the information is essential to understand how to help your child. It's the only book you'll need.
Published 16 months ago by Marianne Callahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I am just so so thankful for what resources we have now for ADHD/ADD. Its been a huge blessing to our family. Thank you!
Published 17 months ago by mich
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