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Nursing Children and Young People with ADHD

1st Edition

By Noreen Ryan, Tim McDougall


254 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Child & Adolescent