Attention Deficit Disorder
Practical Coping Methods
CRC Press – 1999 – 392 pages
Answering questions logically and systematically, Attention Deficit Disorder: Practical Coping Methods eliminates the confusion common among professionals treating this disorder. The book reflects the authors' belief that ADD represents a very complex syndrome that requires very specific diagnosis, including identification not only of specific attentional symptoms but also of the other accompanying issues. He elucidates an integrated approach to treatment that uses medication and coping mechanisms to address the specific problems and understand the emotional issues that may prevent the child, adolescent, or adult from working to his or her full potential.
What is Attention Deficit Disorder?
The Two Subtypes of ADD: ADD without Hyperactivity versus ADHD.
Looking at ADD without Hyperactivity
Over-Focused Subtype of ADD without Hyperactivity
Comorbid, Associated Physical Disorders
Comorbid, Associated Emotional Disorders
Assessment and Why is it So Important in Diagnosing ADD?
After the Evaluation: How Tests or Clinical Findings are used to Develop Coping Mechanisms to Address the Symptoms of ADD
How to Tell Your Child About ADD
Adolescence and ADD: a Class by Itself
The Impact of Attention Disorders within the Family System
Living with an ADD Person, How Does ADD Affect the Marriage
ADD in the Work Place
Legal Information: IDEA, Section 504 and ADA
How to Work with the Schools to Get What You Need
Treatment Does Not Mean Just Medication
ADD and Brain Damage: Does it Make a Difference?
Summary of Issues Critical to Understand ADD