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

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Winner of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Book of Merit Award!

A treasured parent resource since its publication, Taking Charge of ADHD has now been revised and updated to incorporate the most current information on ADHD and its treatment. From internationally renowned ADHD expert Russell A. Barkley, the book empowers parents by arming them with the up-to-date knowledge, expert guidance, and confidence they need to ensure that their child receives the best care possible. Features of the revised edition include:
* A Step-by-step plan for behavior management that has helped thousands of children with ADHD
* Hard data that clear up current controversies about increased diagnosis and stimulant use
* New strategies that give children greater chances of success at school and in social situations
* Advances in genetic and neurological research that enhance our understanding of what causes ADHD
* Practical advice for parents on managing stress and keeping peace in the family
* Updated descriptions of books, organizations, and Internet resources that families can trust

The book has been updated in 2005 with the latest medication information, including coverage of Straterra and extended-release stimulants, as well as current research findings and resources.

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'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

About the Author:

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, USA. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books, more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, and 7 videos on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders, including childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.

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