Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 294
ISBN: 160623711X
Release: 2011-04-04
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle—work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

Taking Care of ADHD

Taking Care of ADHD
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 380
ISBN: 1741219019
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes information about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), evaluation and diagnosis of child, behaviour management and coping strategies for parents, discussion of medications for ADHD.

12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9781462544486
Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Over decades of research and work with thousands of families, Russell A. Barkley has become a leading authority on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and teens. He has learned what a huge difference parents can make in supporting their children's success--as well as how overwhelming it can be. This concise guide presents 12 key parenting principles for dealing with common behavioral, emotional, and school challenges. By cultivating a mindset of acceptance and compassion--together with an understanding of the executive function deficits of ADHD--you can strengthen your loving connection with your child and help your whole family thrive. Filled with practical suggestions and quick-reference lists and tips, this is the perfect book to read cover to cover or pick up any time you need extra support.

Taking Charge of ADHD Fourth Edition

Taking Charge of ADHD  Fourth Edition
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 381
ISBN: 9781462543465
Release: 2020-05-04
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The leading parent resource about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment has now been revised and updated with the latest information and resources. Prominent authority Russell A. Barkley compassionately guides you to: *Understand why kids with ADHD act the way they do. *Get an accurate diagnosis. *Work with school and health care professionals to find needed support. *Implement a proven eight-step behavior management plan. *Build your child's academic and social skills. *Restore harmony at home. New to the fourth edition are a chapter on health risks associated with ADHD, the latest information on the causes of the disorder, current facts on medications, a new discussion of sibling issues, advice for parents who might have ADHD themselves, downloadable practical tools, and much more.

Executive Functions

Executive Functions
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781462505371
Release: 2012-05-09
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive theory of executive functioning (EF) with important clinical implications. Synthesizing cutting-edge neuropsychological and evolutionary research, Russell A. Barkley presents a model of EF that is rooted in meaningful activities of daily life. He describes how abilities such as emotion regulation, self-motivation, planning, and working memory enable people to pursue both personal and collective goals that are critical to survival. Key stages of EF development are identified and the far-reaching individual and social costs of EF deficits detailed. Barkley explains specific ways that his model may support much-needed advances in assessment and treatment. See also Barkley's empirically based, ecologically valid assessment tools: Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults) and Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale--Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA).

Your Defiant Child Second Edition

Your Defiant Child  Second Edition
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Author: Russell A. Barkley,Christine M. Benton
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781462511198
Release: 2013-06-03
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover a way to end constant power struggles with your defiant, oppositional, "impossible" 5- to 12-year-old, with the help of leading child psychologist Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley's approach is research based, practical, and doable--and leads to lasting behavior change. Vivid, realistic stories illustrate what the techniques look like in action. Step by step, learn how you can: *Harness the power of positive attention and praise. *Use rewards and incentives effectively. *Stay calm and consistent--even on the worst of days. *Establish a time-out system that works. *Target behavioral issues at home, in school, and in public places. Thoroughly revised to include the latest resources and 15 years' worth of research advances, the second edition also reflects Dr. Barkley's ongoing experiences with parents and kids. Helpful questionnaires and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Mental health professionals, see also the related title, Defiant Children, Third Edition: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training. For a teen focus, see also Defiant Teens, Second Edition (for professionals), and Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition (for parents), by Russell A. Barkley and Arthur L. Robin. Winner-- Parents' Choice "Approved" Award

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Fourth Edition

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  Fourth Edition
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 898
ISBN: 9781462538874
Release: 2018-10-10
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading authorities address all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including psychological therapies and pharmacotherapy. Core components of ADHD are elucidated. The volume explores the impact of the disorder across a wide range of functional domains--behavior, learning, psychological adjustment, school and vocational outcomes, and health. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points. New to This Edition *Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice. *Expanded with many new authors and new topics. *Chapters on cutting-edge interventions: social skills training, dietary management, executive function training, driving risk interventions, complementary/alternative medicine, and therapies for adults. *Chapters on the nature of the disorder: neuropsychological aspects, emotional dysregulation, peer relationships, child- and adult-specific domains of impairment, sluggish cognitive tempo, and more.

ADHD in Adults

ADHD in Adults
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Author: Russell A. Barkley,Kevin R. Murphy,Mariellen Fischer
Pages: 489
ISBN: 9781606237427
Release: 2007-10-19
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Providing a new perspective on ADHD in adults, this compelling book analyzes findings from two major studies directed by leading authority Russell A. Barkley. Groundbreaking information is presented on the significant impairments produced by the disorder across major functional domains and life activities, including educational outcomes, work, relationships, health behaviors, and mental health. Thoughtfully considering the treatment implications of these findings, the book also demonstrates that existing diagnostic criteria do not accurately reflect the way ADHD is experienced by adults, and points the way toward developing better criteria that center on executive function deficits. Accessible tables, figures, and sidebars encapsulate the study results and methods.

Scattered Minds

Scattered Minds
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Author: Lenard Adler,Mari Florence
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101077788
Release: 2007-05-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A practical, authoritative book on an increasingly talked-about condition that affects more than 8 million American adults. Dr. Lenard Adler, director of the Adult ADHD Program at New York University School of Medicine, presents the latest findings on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In Scattered Minds, he reveals hidden warning signs, debunks common misconceptions, and offers information on obtaining an accurate diagnosis, along with treatment options that include cutting-edge medications and proven coping strategies. Includes a screening quiz.

Taking Charge of ADHD Third Edition

Taking Charge of ADHD  Third Edition
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 363
ISBN: 9781462508532
Release: 2013-04-18
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book has been replaced by Taking Charge of ADHD, Fourth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4267-3.

ADHD and the Nature of Self control

ADHD and the Nature of Self control
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 410
ISBN: 157230250X
Release: 1997-08-01
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Renowned authority Russell Barkley provides a radical shift of perspective on ADHD. He argues that the disorder is not at root attentional, but rather a developmental problem of self-control. Offering new directions for thinking about and working with those with ADHD, this model has far-reaching implications for clinical practice.

Raise Your Child s Social IQ

Raise Your Child s Social IQ
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Author: Cathi Cohen
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0966036689
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Parents, this book offers direct, sense-making, step-by-step exercises that parents can do with their children to increase their social skills and awareness. Based on the highly successful social skills training groups that have been directed by Cathi Cohen for many years, Raise Your Child's Social I.Q. provides parents with the structure to work on skills at home--how to join a group, how to choose friends, how to notice what people around you are feeling, how to handle angry feelings and much, much more."

You Mean I m Not Lazy Stupid or Crazy

You Mean I m Not Lazy  Stupid or Crazy
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Author: Kate Kelly,Peggy Ramundo
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780743288941
Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An updated edition of the classic self-help book for people with Attention Deficit Disorder! With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference—the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD—focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new: -The new medications and their effectiveness -The effects of ADD on human sexuality -The differences between male and female ADD—including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function -The power of meditation -How to move forward with coaching And the book still includes advice about: -Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses -Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships—including how to decrease discord and chaos -Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory -Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication

Teaching Teens with ADD ADHD Executive Function Deficits

Teaching Teens with ADD  ADHD   Executive Function Deficits
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Author: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1606130161
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Thousands of teachers and parents have relied on the authoritative, concise information in "Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits" for advice on meeting the educational, medical, and social needs and challenges of adolescents with these conditions. This updated edition provides more than 80 summaries (annotated checklists for easy consumption) chock full of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication. A well-known expert on attention deficit disorders and related conditions and the author of the highly acclaimed Teenagers with ADD and ADHD, Chris Dendy is encouraging to educators about the challenges of teaching and managing behaviour, while reminding them that attention issues are due to problems in the brain that students can't control. Summaries fall into these important categories: The Basics of ADD & ADHD; Academic and Learning Issues; Executive Function and Organisational Skills; Federal Laws; Medication Issues; Managing Behaviours; Going the Extra Mile. This comprehensive resource is an excellent tool for teachers and parents to use to pinpoint concrete ways to help their child or student be as successful as possible.

Getting Ahead of ADHD

Getting Ahead of ADHD
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Author: Joel T. Nigg
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9781462531394
Release: 2017-06-26
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Does toxic pollution cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What about screen use? Are alternative treatments worth exploring? Can dietary changes help? From leading ADHD researcher Joel T. Nigg, this book presents exciting treatment advances grounded in the new science of epigenetics--how genes and the environment interact. Distinguishing unsupported, even dangerous, approaches from bona fide breakthroughs, Dr. Nigg describes specific lifestyle changes that have been proven to support the developing brain. Vivid stories illustrate ways to maximize the positive effects of healthy nutrition, exercise, and sleep, and minimize the damage from stress and other known risk factors. The book helps you figure out which options hold the most promise for improving your child's symptoms and overall well-being--and gives you step-by-step suggestions for integrating them into daily life.

Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale Children and Adolescents BDEFS CA

Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale  Children and Adolescents  BDEFS CA
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Author: Russell A. Barkley
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781462503940
Release: 2012-05-09
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale--Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA) is an empirically based tool for evaluating clinically significant dimensions of child and adolescent executive functioning. Evidence indicates that the BDEFS-CA is far more predictive of impairments in daily life activities than more time-consuming and costly traditional EF tests. The BDEFS-CA offers an ecologically valid snapshot of the capacities involved in time management, organization and problem solving, self-restraint, self-motivation, and self-regulation of emotions. Two parent-report forms are included: a long form (10-15 minutes) and a short form (3-5 minutes). There is also a short clinical interview form based on the short-form rating scale, for use in unusual circumstances where a parent is unable to complete a rating scale. Special features include an ADHD risk index in the long form. Complete instructions for scoring and interpreting the scale are provided. QUICK VIEW What does it do?: Provides an ecologically valid assessment of executive functioning deficits in daily life activities. Age Range: 6-17 Administration Time: Long Form: 10-15 minutes. Short Form: 3-5 minutes. Format: Parent-report rating scale. Cost of Additional Forms: No cost--purchasers get permission to reproduce the forms and score sheets for repeated use. See also the Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale (BDEFS for Adults) and Barkley's authoritative book on EF development and deficits, Executive Functions. Also available: Barkley Functional Impairment Scale--Children and Adolescents (BFIS-CA). Includes Permission to Photocopy Enhancing the convenience and value of the BDEFS-CA, the limited photocopy license allows purchasers to reproduce the forms and score sheets and yields considerable cost savings over other available scales. The large format and sturdy wire binding facilitate photocopying. Age range: 6-17.

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD
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Author: Lidia Zylowska
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780834827707
Release: 2012-02-14
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you: Have trouble paying attention and staying on task? Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness? Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration? Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through? In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work? If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement. This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD. The introduction to the book, titled "Dear Reader," includes a link to the free downloadable audio files.

The ADHD Guide to Career Success

The ADHD Guide to Career Success
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Author: Kathleen G Nadeau
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781317527657
Release: 2015-10-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Just as the classroom poses the greatest challenges for children and teens with ADHD, the workplace is the arena where Adult ADHD poses the greatest threat. And while adults with ADHD are likely to face professional challenges, it is possible to cultivate a work environment that enables them to thrive and uses the strengths of this unique condition to their advantage. Featuring a large open format with summaries at the beginning of each chapter and designed with the ADHD reader in mind, this newly revised and updated edition offers an easy-to-follow progression of useful information interwoven with practical strategies for career success.

Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD

Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD
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Author: Peter S. Jensen
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781462512393
Release: 2013-04-18
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

There’s lots of help out there for kids with ADHD, but getting it isn’t always easy. Where can you turn when you’ve mastered the basics and “doing everything right” isn’t enough--the insurer denies your claims, parent-teacher meetings get tense, or those motivating star charts no longer encourage good behavior? Dr. Peter Jensen has spent years generating ways to make the healthcare and education systems work--as the father of a son with ADHD and as a scientific expert and dedicated parent advocate. No one knows more about managing the complexities of the disorder and the daily hurdles it raises. Now Dr. Jensen pools his own experiences with those of over 80 other parents to help you troubleshoot the system without reinventing the wheel. From breaking through bureaucratic bottlenecks at school to advocating for your child’s healthcare needs, this straightforward, compassionate guide is exactly the resource you’ve been looking for.

ADHD Nation

ADHD Nation
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Author: Alan Schwarz
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501105920
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More than 1 in 7 American children get diagnosed with ADHD - three times what experts have said is appropriate - meaning that millions of kids are misdiagnosed and taking medications such as Adderall or Concerta for a psychiatric condition they probably do not have. The numbers rise every year. And still, many experts and drug companies deny any cause for concern. In fact, they say that adults and the rest of the world should embrace ADHD and that its medications will transform their lives.