People with Hyperactivity

People with Hyperactivity : Understanding and Managing Their Problems

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The last 10 years have seen major advances in the scientific understanding of ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder. This book builds on them to provide a practical, comprehensive and evidence-based approach to clinical work with these conditions and to similar problems in people with complex neurodevelopmental disabilities. It explains the scientific basis for understanding these conditions and gives practical step-by-step instructions on how to treat them. Multiple ways of intervening are examined. Several informative leaflets for parents and teachers are included. This book will be of interest to all professionals involved in treating ADHD and related problems: paediatricians, child psychiatrists, psychologists, head teachers and special-needs teachers, educational psychologists, and general, forensic, and substance abuse more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Mac Keith Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1898683786
  • 9781898683780

About Eric A. Taylor

Eric Taylor is Professor and Honorary Consultant Child Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Kings College, more

Table of contents

Authors' Appointments; Preface; 1. Clinical and Epidemiological Foundations; 2. Biological Functions; 3. Diagnosis and assessment; 4. Psychological assessment; 5. Medical investigations and tests; 6. Making a case formulation: differential diagnosis and recognising comorbidity; 7. Education and advise; 8. Pharmacotherapy in ADHD; 9. Behavioural and cognitive approaches; 10. ADHD and sleep disorders; 11. Aspects of medical managemen; 12. ADHD in Preschool children; 13. Hyperactive disorders in children with mental retardation; 14. The clinical assessment and treatment of ADHD in adults.; more