This new edition of Dr. Larry Silver's groundbreaking clinical book incorporates recent research findings on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), covering the latest information on diagnosis, associated disorders, and treatment, as well as ADHD in adults.
Providing a broad overview of the continuum of neurobiologically based conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder thoroughly reviews disorders often found to be comorbid with ADHD, including specific learning disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, anger regulation problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and tic disorders.
Dr. Silver emphasizes that ADHD is a life disability that affects not only school performance but also family life, peer interactions, and successful participation in sports and other activities. For about half of the individuals with this disorder, it is also a lifetime disability -- thus, interventions must be considered for each phase of life.
Addressing day-to-day management issues faced by physicians and mental health professionals who see patients with ADHD, this guidebook discusses such practical concerns as how to make a differential diagnosis, work with children and families in a multimodal treatment setting, manage a medication regimen, and explain ADHD to parents. Covering ways to work with the school system as well as new and controversial therapies, this up-to-the-minute book is essential reading for all who care for individuals with ADHD.
Larry B. Silver, M.D., a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, is in private practice in the Washington, D.C., area. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Previously, he served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and as a Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Pediatrics, and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Piscataway, New Jersey.
About the AuthorPart 1: Introduction and OverviewChapter 1. Introduction: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderChapter 2. The Continuum of Neurologically Based DisordersChapter 3. History of Attention Disorders Including ADHDChapter 4. Etiology of ADHDPart 2: DiagnosisChapter 5. Clinical Findings Suggestive of ADHDChapter 6. Establishing the DiagnosisPart 3: Associated DisordersChapter 7. Specific Learning DisabilitiesChapter 8. Regulatory Disorders and Tic DisordersChapter 9. Secondary Psychiatric Disorders and Social DifficultiesPart 4: TreatmentChapter 10. Basic Treatment ConceptsChapter 11. Educating the Individual and the FamilyChapter 12. Clinical Interventions With the Individual, Parents, and FamilyChapter 13. Working With the School SystemChapter 14. Behavioral ManagementChapter 15. PsychopharmacologyChapter 16. Controversial TherapiesPart 5: Special TopicsChapter 17. ADHD in AdultsChapter 18. Relevant Educational and Civil LawsPart 6: ConclusionsChapter 19. ConclusionsAppendix: ResourcesIndex