Diseases have a history, and understanding that history helps us understand how best to treat and control disease today. Today's students are confronted with a panoply of often-frightening illnesses and afflictions - the Biographies of Disease series provides students with the information that they need to understand the origin of various maladies, how they impact contemporary society, and how doctors and researchers from around the world are fighting to devise treatments to alleviate or cure these diseases. This volume, ADHD, examines Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the controversial affliction with which millions of boys and girls are diagnosed every year.
PAUL GRAVES HAMMERNESS is the Scientific Coordinator for Pediatric ADHD research at the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is also consulting physician in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
Series Foreword Preface Chapter 1.What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)? Chapter 2.How is ADHD Diagnosed? Chapter 3.How does a child get ADHD? Chapter 4.The process of drug development Chapter 5.Treatment of ADHD Chapter 6.Complications and Associations with ADHD Chapter 7.How ADHD Affects the Family Chapter 8.Clinical and Scientific Research in ADHD Appendix Glossary Bibliography
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