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Description - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Larry B. Silver

This edition incorporates knowledge on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), covering topics in diagnosis, associated disorders and treatment, as well as ADHD in adults. Providing a broad overview of the continuum of neurobiologically based disorders, the book discusses disorders believed to be comorbid with ADHD, including specific learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, anger regulation problems, obsessive compulsive disorder and Tic disorders. The author 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 50 per cent 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 "how to" guidebook discusses such practical concerns as how to make a differential diagnosis, work with the school system as well as new and contraversial therapies, this book should be useful for all those who care for individuals with ADHD.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585621316
ISBN-10: 1585621315
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 262
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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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.