Attention Deficit Disorder : Practical Coping Mechanisms book cover
2nd Edition

Attention Deficit Disorder
Practical Coping Mechanisms

Edited By

Barbara C. Fisher

ISBN 9780849330995
Published December 4, 2006 by CRC Press
408 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Completely revised and updated, this Second Edition spans every issue related to ADD care and treatment. New chapters focus on emerging issues, the overlap of sleep disorders, how sleep disorders mimic ADD/ADHD and/or increase the symptoms, ADHD and sleep apnea, ADHD and restless legs or periodic limb movements in sleep, sleep in children, adolescents and adults, the aged population, ADD and women, novel treatment approaches, including a new cognitive training program, methods to diagnosis ADD/ADHD and separate it from other overlapping disorders, and mis-diagnosis.

Table of Contents

What is ADHD? Problem of Over-Diagnosis and Mis-Diagnosis. The Subtypes of ADHD: Inattentive, Combined, Hyperactive. Reasons for the Over-Diagnosis: Co-Associated Physical Disorders. Reasons for the Over-Diagnosis: Co-Associated Emotional Disorders. ADD and Sleep Disorders. ADD and Auditory Processing. Primary Problematic Issues to Watch for in ADD Children. Assessment and It's Importance for Accurate Diagnosis of ADD. Step by Step Diagnostic Assessment of ADD for the Clinician, What to Look for During the Evaluation Process. Using the 24-hour EEG to Diagnose Seizure. After the Evaluation: Developing a Treatment Plan. ADD and Being Female. ADD and Aging Gracefully. The Affect of ADD Upon the Family System. Living with ADD in a Marriage. ADD in the Academic Setting Is it Over-used? Addressing the Sleep Issues. Medication Options. Working with the Schools for Services. Keys to Maintaining One's Mental Health in a Changing World. Maintaining Your Physical Health with Weight/Strength Training. Cognitive Training Programs

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"…[the] review of the literature is sound, their description and causal explanations of symptoms commendable, and their analysis of practical coping methods top-notch….The volume should be required reading for all teachers and will help parents and physicians alike."
-Choice (for previous edition)