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Ingersoll A well-rounded book, dealing with the diagnostic process and also practical, real-world behavioral issues. By Goldstein and Goldstein This book is useful for parents and also for teachers.
It discusses how the traits of a hyperactive child may get him into trouble at school and make him the family scapegoat at home. It discusses parenting techniques and advocates multi-modal treatment.
He sees it as a valid cluster of personality traits that have only become problematic as our society has shifted to a more sedentary, detail-oriented lifestyle. This book raises the interesting question of how much an individual should conform to society and how much society should make efforts to accommodate individual differences 5.
This can be heavy reading for the lay person. It is easy to read selected parts individually. The humorous illustrations are a plus. Driven to Distraction and Answers to Distractions by Drs. Answers is particularly good reading for adults with short attention spans because it presents material in short chunks.
Some adolescents could benefit from these books too. The authors identify types of ADHD girls. Active girls may act like tomboys. They may socialize with boys. They are active, and may engage in impulsive escapades.
Another group of girls shows their ADHD by talkativeness and excessive socializing. They too may become involved in risky behavior. Some girls with ADHD seem to fade into the background. They are shy and inattentive. They may have few friends and are more likely to be depressed.
The last group is often escapes diagnosis until adolescence or adulthood. These are the very smart girls who have the ability to put in an extraordinary effort to hyper-focus. Adults see them as achievers but are often unaware of the anxiety and extreme effort the such girls use in order to compensate for their inattentiveness.
Such girls are often anxious and self-critical. This is an excellent resource for parents and adolescents. I have only one criticism.
The screening checklists in each chapter are fairly non-specific. The lists highlight the fact that ADHD may manifest itself differently in girls.
However, some of the items on the lists can be caused by other conditions. It gives firm but compassionate guidelines on how to help create positive behavioral change. It gives specific, step-by-step instructions on how to facilitate behavioral change. Although the book contains a number of useful checklists and rating scales, the author does not fall into the trap of "checklist rigidity.
I enjoyed his sections on how to phrase commands in an assertive, not aggressive manner. The parent or teacher is invited to rewrite some of his or her commands in a different style. The author enlisted the help of child psychiatrists in writing the section on medications.
Thus, the medication chapter is more accurate and comprehensive one finds in many books.The following is a list of mental disorders as defined by the DSM and ICD. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the American Psychiatric Association 's standard reference for psychiatry which includes over different definitions of mental disorders.
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This is contrasted with an excuse of provocation, in which defendant is responsible, but the responsibility is lessened. Carol Watkins, M.D., a child psychiatrist and Nicole, a middle school student (now a high school student--we've been at this for three years), both review books on ADHD, depression, family problems, decision-making and many other topics.
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