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Understanding ADHD: The Definitive Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Paperback – September 14, 1998


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Albert Einstein had it. Winston Churchill had it.
Is your child also suffering from A.D.H.D.?

Though medical science has known about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for almost one hundred years, for most of us A.D.H.D. remains a new and baffling condition. Now, at last, here is a clear and comprehensive guide to this common disorder.

As renowned pediatrician Dr. Christopher Green explains, A.D.H.D. is actually a cluster of behaviors--including inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and overactivity--that causes children (mostly boys) to underachieve at school and behave poorly at home despite high intelligence and quality parenting. Understanding A.D.H.D. covers every aspect of the disorder, from diagnosis to treatment. Inside you'll discover

¸  How to tell if a child has A.D.H.D.
¸  Practical solutions to common behavior problems at home and school
¸  When and how to medicate your child
¸  The best sports for someone with A.D.H.D.
¸  Measures to take for building self-esteem
   And much more!

Informative, reassuring, and up-to-date, Understanding A.D.H.D. is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and health professionals.

About the Author

Dr. Chrisopher Green is a specialist pediatrician who has been influential in introducing modern attitudes toward the treatment of A.D.H.D. worldwide. He is the author of Toddler Taming and Dr. Green's Baby Book.

Dr. Kit Chee is a pediatrician specializing in the behavioral and learning problems of children.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 14, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449001520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449001523
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #521,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It should be required reading for all teachers.
Jane P. Cox
This is by far the best book I've have read about the subject.
Teresa D Hopkins
The good specialist said I was to buy this book.
Xena's Cousin

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2000
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I found this book to be a comprehensive and extremely helpful resource for parents and teachers of children with ADHD. As a Learning Consultant in a public school I have lent this book to many parents. It provides practical ideas on how to motivate, discipline, encourage, and manage children with ADHD. If you are a parent or teacher of children with ADHD I believe this to be one of the most helpful books on the topics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Teresa D Hopkins on July 27, 2003
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I have read many books about ADHD since my child was diagnosed a few months ago. This is by far the best book I've have read about the subject. Not only is it comprehensive about medications and causes, it addresses real behavior problems with practicality and humor. I read the whole book in one night, and came out of it with a new understanding of my son. It's comforting to know he's not the only one "acting like this". I highly recommend it to anyone working with an ADHD child or adult.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 26, 2002
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The paediatrician who eventually diagnosed my son recommended this book to me. I read it straight through, in one sitting, cried, laughed and came out the other end with a totally different view of my son. He was 10 and regularly said he wanted to kill himself. All his teachers just said he was badly behaved and disruptive but I knew there was something wrong. A year later and on Ritalin he is a different child. I have now bought at least 12 copies of this book (it has a different name here in England) to give to everyone who has any contact with an ADHD child. If you only buy one book, buy this one. Even my teenage daughters, who had no sympathy for their younger brother have read this and actually enjoyed it!
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By Xena's Cousin on August 28, 2011
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I have a 9yr old daughter that has being difficult to handle since birth. The initial specialist my GP recommended said no specialist would review her case until she was at least 7; when I finally found the right specialist, he said he wished I had found him when she was 4 (the age she was when I saw the 1st guy). The good specialist said I was to buy this book. THIS BOOK IS TRULY AMAZING, IT TEACHES YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW - EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF ADHD, THE DIFFERENT METHODS OF HELP (ie) MEDICATIONS, SPECIALIST ADVICE, THERAPY AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SPECIALIST AND THE SCHOOL TEACHER etc. IT TEACHES YOU ABOUT THIS BEING A GENETIC CONDITION, THE PARENT IS NOT TO BE BLAMED, IT TEACHES YOU THE DIFFERENT PROBLEMS CONNECTED TO AND CAUSED BY THE ADHD; THERE IS A LOT MORE TO BE LEARNED, THIS BOOK IS A MUST HAVE BY ANY PARENT OR SCHOOL TEACHER DEALING WITH A CHILD WITH THE CONDITION.

THE DELIVERY ON THE ITEM WAS FASTER THAN I EXPECTED AND ARRIVED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
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