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Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition

The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

By Russell A. Barkley

© 2014 – Guilford Press

363 pages

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About the Book

From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you:

*Make sense of your child's symptoms.
*Get an accurate diagnosis.
*Work with school and health care professionals to get needed support.
*Learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior.
*Strengthen your child's academic and social skills.
*Use rewards and incentives effectively.
*Restore harmony at home.

Updated throughout with current research and resources, the third edition includes the latest facts about medications and about what causes (and doesn't cause) ADHD.

See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling Taking Charge of Adult ADHD.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

Reviews

"Dr. Barkley is a foremost researcher who has devoted his career to teaching and helping those with ADHD. This book brings together in one place everything that parents need to cope with daily challenges and make important decisions about their child's care. Dr. Barkley's knowledge, brilliance, and dedication shine through on every page like a beacon of hope."--Edward M. Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction
 
"An invaluable, comprehensive resource. The book arms you with the most current scientific facts, including a clear explanation of executive functions and their role in ADHD. Dr. Barkley has a gift for providing practical, easy-to-understand guidance that empowers you to become an effective advocate for your child."--Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS, parent and author of Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD nbsp;Executive Function Deficits

"Dr. Barkley helps parents make order out of chaos and problem-solve more effectively. That’s what I love about this book! Taking Charge treats parents respectfully and intelligently. You'll go back repeatedly--maybe even every day--to the sections on becoming an executive parent and managing life with ADHD."--Mary Fowler, parent and author of Maybe You Know My Kid

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Guiding Philosophy for Parents of Children with ADHD

I. Understanding ADHD

1. What Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

2. “What’s Really Wrong with My Child?”: Poor Self-Control

3. What Causes ADHD?

4. What to Expect: The Nature of the Disorder

5. The Family Context of a Child with ADHD

II. Taking Charge: How to Be a Successful Executive Parent

6. Deciding to Have Your Child Evaluated for ADHD

7. Preparing for the Evaluation

8. Coping with the Diagnosis of ADHD

9. Fourteen Guiding Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

10. Just for Parents: How to Take Care of Yourself

III. Managing Life with ADHD: How to Cope at Home and at School

11. Eight Steps to Better Behavior

12. Taking Charge at Home: The Art of Problem Solving

13. How to Help Your Child with Peer Problems

14. Getting through Adolescence, with Arthur L. Robin, PhD

15. Off to School on the Right Foot: Managing Your Child’s Education, with Linda J. Pfiffner, PhD

16. Enhancing Education at School and at Home: Methods for Success from Kindergarten through Grade 12, with Linda J. Pfiffner, PhD

17. Keeping School Performance in Perspective

IV. Medications for ADHD

18. The Approved Effective Medicines: Stimulants and Nonstimulants

19. Other Medicines: Antidepressants and Antihypertensives

Support Services for Parents

Suggested Reading and Videos

About the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, a leading scientific authority on ADHD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association, among other honors. The author of numerous bestselling books for professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Dr. Barkley lectures worldwide and makes frequent media appearances. He has worked with children and families for over 35 years, during which time he and his wife have raised two sons of their own. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.

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