1st Edition

Nursing Children and Young People with ADHD

By Noreen Ryan, Tim McDougall Copyright 2009
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorders in children and young people. It is a complex and contested condition, with potential causes and treatments in biological, psychological and social domains. This is the first comprehensive text for nurses and other health professionals in this field.

    Nursing Children and Young People with ADHD explores the evidence, incorporating and expanding on the new NICE guidelines for practice in this area, to provide an essential knowledge base for practice. The text covers: causes, diagnosis, co-morbidity, user and carer perspectives, assessment, treatment and interventions (including those suitable for use in schools), prescribing and the legal background.

    An invaluable text for pre-registration student nurses on mental health and children branches, this will also be a useful reference work for post-registration nurses and health professionals seeking evidence-based recommendations for practice.

    Introduction  1. What is and what is not ADHD?  2. Diagnostic frameworks and ADHD  3. Assessment and diagnosis  4. What are the costs of ADHD?  5. Major mental health problems and ADHD  6. What do children, young people and families tell us about living with ADHD?  7. Treatment and management strategies  8. Service provision and care pathways  9. School based interventions for ADHD  10. Adults with ADHD  11. Nurse prescribing and ADHD  12. Good practice and the legal framework


    Noreen Ryan is Nurse Consultant within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for Bolton Hospitals Trust. She is part of the NICE practice guidelines development group for the assessment and treatment of ADHD in children, adolescents and adults.

    Tim McDougall is Nurse Consultant within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Cheshire and Merseyside and a project manager within the Cheshire and Merseyside Child Health Development Programme.