A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment for Health and Mental Health Professionals 3rd Revised edition
By (author) Larry B. Silver
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Larry B. Silver
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781585621316
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Larry B. Silver
Advice to Parents on ADHD, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by Larry B. Silver
Addresses the subjects parents wonder about when they suspect that their children have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Author Biography - Larry B. Silver
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.
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