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The ADHD Update

Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Series: Disease Update

By Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn

What is ADHD? What are the symptoms? How are the symptoms treated? Learn about this common behavioral condition that causes problems in three main areas: inability to focus or pay attention (inattention), being overly active (hyperactivity), and acting without thinking first (impulsivity). The disorder is most often identified in school-age children, but many of them will continue to have the condition as adults. The book includes practical sidebars and chapters highlight individuals who struggle with the disorder. Because ADHD affects so many people’s lives, this book is a must-have for every young adult collection.

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Library Ed.978-0-7660-2800-5$33.27$24.95

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Reviews

"This easy to read book is a good guide to understanding ADHD . . . does a very good job of describing what it is like to live with ADHD . . . an excellent addition to any health section of a library."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, September 2008

"This book is an excellent primer on AD/HD for older children, adolescents, and adults with the disorder, for parents of patients, and for teachers."

Science Books & Films, July/August 2008

"There is also an excellent section which explains the three types of ADHD. This book, which takes the mystique out of a condition affecting over two million children, will help kids who have ADHD feel a little better about themselves. It also offers their parents, teachers, and peers information about the workings of a brain with ADHD."

Children's Literature

"This is a much-needed book for school libraries. Students will find the book useful for personal information, reports, and to understand siblings and other students. Teachers will find it a practical resource for themselves, students, and parents."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted June 11, 2008

". . . this series provides the latest thinking about the causes and treatments of several common medical conditions. The authors are well known for reliable, user-friendly, and accessible science books . . . helpful for students embarking on a health report, or looking for information about a condition that may affect their own lives or those of friends . . . [Eating Disorders] is a well-researched book that students will find very helpful."

VOYA, October 2008

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