ADHD: A Guide to Understanding Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, by Paul H. Wender

By Paul H. Wender

Drawing on over 40 years of scientific and study event, Paul Wender and new coauthor David A. Tomb have created a vintage, definitive version for opting for and treating childrens and adults who've Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity ailment (ADHD).

ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity sickness in teenagers and Adults, 5th variation deals insights into the development of ADHD to these at any age and describes the simplest therapy. Wender and Tomb rigidity that drug treatment continues to be the best in treating the illness, yet mental recommendations, whilst mixed with medicine, can produce additional development. furthermore, wide first-hand bills from males, girls, and kids provide dramatic perception into what it appears like to have, and to obtain scientific therapy for, ADHD. all through, the ebook includes worthy info on the place to hunt support and what forms of diagnostic checks exist and the way trustworthy they're, in addition to complete directions and ranking scales to assist mom and dad top support their baby and to assist adults self-screen for the disorder.

This concise and entirely revised quantity is a realistic device for people at any age, mom and dad and lecturers of youngsters with ADHD, and clinicians.

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The child who does not have reading problems when he is seven or eight will not have them as a teenager. To the parents living with those difficulties that their ADHD child does have, this optimistic aspect of his development may be of some comfort. It is not to be minimized, for it has been observed by physicians who have treated these children and worked with their families over periods of years. Thus, although ADHD is a lifelong phenomenon, in many cases its symptoms gradually decrease to be of little significance as a person ages into adulthood.

In short, anything that damages or impairs the developing brain puts the child at risk for symptoms of ADHD. Any damage to the frontal lobes of the child, the most advanced and “thinking” part of the brain, is particularly worrisome. Toxins present another risk. Developmental neurotoxins are common in our modern environment from pesticides to the output of smokestacks, but very few clear associations have been made. However, there are a few. One possible but sporadic cause of ADHD is cigarette smoking by the mother during pregnancy.

In families in which ADHD occurs, parents will frequently tell us that they had similar problems themselves when they were the age of their ADHD son or daughter. Being aware of this similarity can be useful or harmful, depending on the circumstances. It can be an advantage when the parents remember the problems they faced and the techniques that were most helpful in dealing with them. This may provide useful insight for helping the child. The awareness can be harmful when the parents play down the difficulties from ADHD.

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