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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder : a clinical guide to diagnosis and treatment for health and mental health professionals
Silver, Larry B.
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Third edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
ix, 247 pages ; 23 cm
Ch. 1. Introduction: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder -- Ch. 2. The continuum of neurologically based disorders -- Ch. 3. History of Attention Disorders including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder -- Ch. 4. Etiology of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder -- Ch. 5. Clinical findings suggestive of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder -- Ch. 6. Establishing the diagnosis -- Ch. 7. Specific learning disabilities -- Ch. 8. Regulating disorders and tic disorders -- Ch. 9. Secondary psychiatric disorders and social difficulties -- Ch. 10. Basic treatment concepts -- Ch. 11. Educating the individual and the family -- Ch. 12. Clinical interventions with the individual, parents, or family -- Ch. 13. Working with the school system -- Ch. 14. Behavioral management -- Ch. 15. Psychopharmacology -- Ch. 16. Controversial therapies -- Ch. 17. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults -- Ch. 18. Relevant educational and civil laws -- Ch. 19. Conclusions.
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This new edition of Dr. Larry Silver's groundbreaking clinical book incorporates recent research findings on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), covering the latest information on diagnosis, associated disorders, and treatment, as well as ADHD in adults.

Providing a broad overview of the continuum of neurobiologically based conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder thoroughly reviews disorders often found to be comorbid with ADHD, including specific learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, anger regulation problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and tic disorders.

Dr. Silver emphasizes that ADHD is a life disability that affects not only school performance but also family life, peer interactions, and successful participation in sports and other activities. For about half of the individuals with this disorder, it is also a lifetime disability -- thus, interventions must be considered for each phase of life.

Addressing day-to-day management issues faced by physicians and mental health professionals who see patients with ADHD, this guidebook discusses such practical concerns as how to make a differential diagnosis, work with children and families in a multimodal treatment setting, manage a medication regimen, and explain ADHD to parents. Covering ways to work with the school system as well as new and controversial therapies, this up-to-the-minute book is essential reading for all who care for individuals with ADHD.

Author Notes

Larry B. Silver, M.D., a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, is in private practice in the Washington, D.C., area. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Previously, he served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and as a Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Pediatrics, and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. ix
I Introduction and Overview
1 Introduction: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 1
2 The Continuum of Neurologically Based Disordersp. 9
3 History of Attention Disorders Including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 17
4 Etiology of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 23
II Diagnosis
5 Clinical Findings Suggestive of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 33
6 Establishing the Diagnosisp. 37
III Associated Disorders
7 Specific Learning Disabilitiesp. 53
8 Regulating Disorders and Tic Disordersp. 77
9 Secondary Psychiatric Disorders and Social Difficultiesp. 89
IV Treatment
10 Basic Treatment Conceptsp. 111
11 Educating the Individual and the Familyp. 115
12 Clinical Interventions With the Individual, Parents, or Familyp. 123
13 Working With the School Systemp. 129
14 Behavioral Managementp. 137
15 Psychopharmacologyp. 159
16 Controversial Therapiesp. 183
V Special Topics
17 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adultsp. 201
18 Relevant Educational and Civil Lawsp. 211
VI Conclusions
19 Conclusionsp. 227
Resourcesp. 229
Indexp. 235