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Management of ADHD in Children and Young People

Management of ADHD in Children and Young People

Val Harpin

ISBN: 978-1-909-96272-9

Mar 2017

275 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$50.00

Description

This book is an accessible and practical guide on all aspects of assessment of children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how they can be managed successfully. The multi-professional team of authors discusses referral, assessment and diagnosis, psychological management, pharmacological management, and co-existing conditions, as well as ADHD in the school setting. New research on girls with ADHD is also featured. Case scenarios are included that bring these topics to life. Neurodisability and community paediatricians, child and adolescent psychiatrists, specialist nurses, psychologists, and education professionals as well as parents and carers will find this an essential resource.

Author Appointments vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Prologue: ADHD and proud xiii

1 ADHD: background and introduction 1
Val Harpin

2 Referral: how to inform, educate and support referrers 15
Val Harpin

3 Diagnostic assessment: a step-by-step approach 23
Val Harpin

4 Coexisting difficulties 45
Val Harpin

5 Psychoeducation and behavioural management 63
David Daley

6 Medication: the drugs available to treat ADHD 83
Peter Hill

7 Using, monitoring and optimising medication 103
Peter Hill

8 Monitoring growth 131
Val Harpin

9 Cardiac issues: initial assessment and monitoring of medication 137
Eric Rosenthal

10 School and classroom strategies for the teaching and management of children with ADHD 149
Fintan O’Regan

11 How coexisting difficulties may affect the management of ADHD 161
Val Harpin and Shatha Shibib

12 The role of the ADHD nurse specialist 175
Julie Warburton and Mel Seymour

13 Young people and ADHD 185
Caroline Bleakley

14 Girls and young women with ADHD 201
Nicholas Myttas

15 ADHD and substance misuse in young people 215
KAH Mirza, Sudeshni Mirza and Roshin M Sudesh

16 Transition to adult services in ADHD 239
Helen Crimlisk

Appendices 255

Index 267