An ADHD Primer
Routledge – 2006 – 216 pages
Filled with current, practical, and useful information for professionals and individuals, this second edition of An ADHD Primer summarizes the literature concerning ADHD across the lifespan. It offers a better understanding of the disorder by addressing the potential causes of ADHD, the developmental course, and numerous treatment approaches. Author Lisa L. Weyandt delivers research-based, cutting-edge knowledge in a concise and user-friendly fashion. The book skillfully explains the scientific literature, often complex, concerning this disorder.
Commonly asked questions are addressed, including: What causes ADHD? What does ADHD look like, and how can it be accurately assessed? How can ADHD be treated with and without medication? Weyandt thoroughly tackles these question and more. The text contains helpful tables and appendices, as well as numerous up-to-date resources for readers who desire additional information about the disorder.
An ADHD Primer is intended for students enrolled in teacher-certification programs, graduate students enrolled in research and applied training programs, educators, counselors, nurses, psychologists, parents, and individuals with ADHD.
“An ADHD Primer, Second Edition is an excellent resource, both well written and up-to-date with the latest information on the topic. All professionals and students will benefit from reading it.” - Jerome Sattler, San Diego State University, USA
“The goal of this book is to meet the needs of a varied audience ranging from individuals with ADHD to educators, to parents to mental health professionals. This rather ambitious goal is not only met in a superb fashion, but I believe this book to be the best single source for concise, practical, research-based information on ADHD. This second edition of An ADHD Primer builds upon the success of the first edition by providing readers with the latest research on ADHD in an understandable and practical format. This book should be in the library of all individuals interested in this disorder.” -George DuPaul, Lehigh University, USA
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - What Is It? ADHD - What Causes It? ADHD - How Is It Assessed? ADHD - How Is It Treated?: School- and Home-Based Approaches. ADHD - How Is It Treated?: Medication and Alternative Approaches. Appendices.