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100 questions & answers about your child's ADHD : from pre-school to college
Nass, Ruth D.
Adult Nonfiction RJ506.H9 N37 2011

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Prefacep. v
Introductionp. vii
Part 1 - The Basicsp. 1
Questions 1-10 address basic concerns about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):
What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Do children outgrow ADHD?
What parts of the brain are affected in ADHD?
Part 2 - Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosisp. 15
Questions 11-44 examine symptoms of ADHD and the diagnosis process including:
What causes ADHD?
If I have ADHD, will my child also have it?
Do the symptoms of ADHD change as children mature?
Part 3 - Medication and ADHDp. 49
Questions 45-68 address important issues associated with the medications used to treat and manage ADHD, such as:
What kinds of medication are used to treat ADHD?
Can preschoolers take stimulants? Do stimulants affect them differently?
How do I know the right time to start giving my child ADHD medications? and how long will my child need to stay on stimulants?
Part 4 - Negotiating for Academic Successp. 103
Questions 69-86 review options available to help your child succeed in school:
What kinds of learning difficulties are commonly associated with ADHD?
What accommodations should I encourage the school to make for my ADHD child?
What is an IEP and why do ADHD students need one?
Part 5 - Psychosocial Issuesp. 127
Questions 87-100 examine common psychosocial issues children/young adults with ADHD and their families often face, such as:
How should I talk with my child about an ADHD diagnosis?
My child's ADHD really has brought anger and frustration into our family life. What can I do?
Should I let my ADHD teenager drive, knowing that such adolescents have more automobile accidents?
Appendixp. 143
Glossaryp. 153
Indexp. 159

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