This book is an accessible and practical guide on all aspects of assessment of children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how they can be managed successfully.
The multi-professional team of authors discusses referral, assessment and diagnosis, psychological management, pharmacological management, and co-existing conditions, as well as ADHD in the school setting.
New research on girls with ADHD is also featured. Case scenarios are included that bring these topics to life.
From the Foreword by Dr Duncan Manders
‘The topics covered in this book reflect the questions clinicians working in the specialities of child and adolescent psychiatry or paediatrics frequently want answered and so would be ideal for training grade clinicians.
The authors have used their expertise of delivering teaching to ensure that their content is clear and understandable to all.
This book is not a simple introduction to the subject; clinicians from all backgrounds in children’s services, and at all levels of seniority will find something of value or interest, whether it be seeking validation for their current clinical practice or new insights into how to approach clinical challenges.
As the science basis expands, our understanding of the neurobiology of this condition will increase; however, the need for access to the experience of clinicans who have been delivering care to this group of children and young people will remain irreplaceable. This book thoroughly fulfills that need.’
Neurodisability and community paediatricians, child and adolescent psychiatrists, specialist nurses, psychologists, education professionals and parents and carers.
Foreword David Manders
Prologue – ADHD and Proud David Tompkinson
1. Introduction Val Harpin
2. Referral: How to inform/educate referrers Val Harpin
3. Diagnostic assessment: step by step approach Val Harpin
4. Co-existing difficulties Val Harpin
5. Psychoeducation and behavioural management David Daley
6. The use of medication Peter Hill
7. Using, monitoring and optimising treatment Peter Hill
8. Monitoring growth, Val Harpin
9. Cardiac issues: Assessment and monitoring Eric Rosenthal
10. Working with schools Fintan O’Regan
11. How Coexisting difficulties may affect the management of ADHD Val Harpin and Shatha Shibib
12. The role of the ADHD Nurse specialist Julie Warburton and Mel Seymour
13. Young people with ADHD Caroline Bleakly
14. Girls with ADHD Nikos Mytass
15. ADHD and substance misuse Kah Mirza
16. Transition to Adult Services Helen Crimlisk
Appendix: Comparison of stimulants for ADHD
Appendix: Care Pathways
'This book goes further than just medical management in ADHD. Rather it provides a holistic approach with the child or young person at its core and the family and multi-professional team supporting them. Although the text describes UK practice, the principles detailed are widely applicable and I have no hesitation in recommending it not only for professionals who work in the field but also for parents and young people who are affected by the challenges of ADHD.' Jessica Slater, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2018
'Contributions come from specialists in their fields and each chapter includes a detailed reference section as well as a summary of the content. This is an interesting contribution to the field of ADHD that provides insight into the clinician’s perspective.'
SEN Magazine, 2018
'This is a comprehensive and thorough book about the management of children and adolescents with ADHD for training and established clinicians and professionals working directly with these patients. The book successfully explores pertinent and important offshoots of a disorder that involves an array of coexisting morbidities and psychosocial implications that affect its management.'
Jeffrey Lurie, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
'The prologue sets the stage for a very thorough look at ADHD amongst children and young people from both the clinical perspective and the “eye of the beholder” view. Many of the chapters provide case studies or dialogues with parents and children themselves that offer perspectives that might otherwise be missed. One aspect of the book that I found particularly interesting was the reflections as the child reaches the transition years. Youths with ADHD have even more difficulty “finding themselves” than other teens with increased prevalence of substance abuse and misuse, issues with judgment when driving, misunderstanding the criminal justice system, and associated stressors leading to anxiety, depression and self-harm. Having a better understanding of the teenage years can increase awareness by both clinicians and parents of potential hurdles in the child’s life. This book was a very good read with great references and websites for the average parent and the clinician.'
Claire Davies, AACPDM Newsletter, 2017