ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
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ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

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Paul Wender began his career treating children with ADHD 37 years ago and has treated adults with the disorder for almost 30 years. His exhaustive research and insight gained from clinical practice led to the first book about ADHD in children (Minimal Brain Dysfunction in Children, 1971). Continuing research revealed that in many instances ADHD persisted into adult life, and that adult ADHD included symptoms that were not present in childhood. These findings resulted in his 1995 book Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults. He also authored the first book for the parents of children with ADHD, The Hyperactive Child in 1974. Now, in this revised and updated edition of ADHD he presents the definitive resource on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In his discussion of ADHD treatments, Wender stresses that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder. He adds, however, that psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. Most important, Wender offers practical-and extensive-instructions on how parents of an ADHD sufferer can best help their child. Throughout, Wender supplies extensive case histories of children and adolescents with ADHD, as well as accounts of the experience of ADHD in adults as perceived by both patients and their families. In addition, the book contains valuable information on where to seek help, as well as on the kinds of diagnostic tests currently available. Finally, in an appendix to the volume, the author includes instructions on how adults can self-screen for the disorder. Now a classic work, ADHD grants parents and adults whose lives have been touched by this disorder an indispensable source of help, hope, and understanding.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195113497
  • 9780195113495
  • 1,180,997

About Paul H. Wender

Paul Wender, M.D. is author of the best-selling book The Hyperactive Child, Adolescent, and Adult was formerly Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric Research at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Known as the "Dean of ADHD" by his colleagues, he is a pioneer in identifying and treating this disorder and he ran some of the first clinical trials on Ritalin. He lives in Andover, Massachusetts.show more

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Dr. Wender blends a lifetime of his research, clinical experience and wisdom in this very readable, highly informative and, in fact, stimulating text. As a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, and one who has who has both lived with and treated people with ADHD, I can unequivocally recommend this book to both clinical and non-clinical consumers. * Gabrielle A. Carlson, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, State University of New York at Stony Brook * Wender's book is aimed at parents; its goal is to help them understand the nature of ADHD and how to manage it. It certainly achieves this... Also useful for human resource officers and occupational psychologists, as well as for many others who work in the industry, but especially for adults who are puzzled about the origin of their problem. This is the ultimate volume on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder from one of America's most prominent researchers. This book provides evidence-based, scientifically sound, and user-friendly information for the millions of patients who are suffering from this disorder. Paul Wender has provided a lifesaver for individuals who have ADHD and need to know what it is, how it should be evaluated, and what are the effective treatments. * Harold S. Koplowicz, Arnold and Debbie Simon Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director of the Child Study Center at New York University School of Medicine *show more

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