Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

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Guilford Press, Apr 14, 2013 - Psychology - 363 pages
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Hundreds of thousands of parents have relied on this bestselling guide for practical, encouraging, science-based information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. Distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley helps parents make sense of their child's symptoms and work with school and health care professionals to get needed support. By following Dr. Barkley's eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD, parents can boost the effectiveness of professional treatment, cultivate their child's strengths, and restore harmony at home. Updated throughout with new research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts about medications and about what causes (and doesn't cause) ADHD. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling Taking Charge of Adult ADHD.

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In my library I have a group of books that I turn to for guidance from time to time when I am having difficulties with my daughter. My 7 year old daughter has been diagnosed with severe ADHD, learning ... Read full review

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It is my pleasure to recommend this book to any parent that is raising a child with ADHD. This is by far the most informative and logical book that I have come across in my research. I HIGHLY recommend this book and hope that my feedback is helpful. Read full review


A Guiding Philosophy for Parents of Children with ADHD
Part I Understanding ADHD
How to Be a Successful Executive Parent
How to Cope at Home and at School
Part IV Medications for ADHD
Support Services for Parents
Suggested Reading and Videos
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Russell A. Barkley, PhD, a leading scientific authority on ADHD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association, among other honors. The author of numerous bestselling books for professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Dr. Barkley lectures worldwide and makes frequent media appearances. He has worked with children and families for over 35 years, during which time he and his wife have raised two sons of their own. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.