Treating ADHD and Comorbid Disorders

Treating ADHD and Comorbid Disorders

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Children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently experience co-occurring problems with aggression, mood swings, tics, anxiety, or depression. Organized around detailed case presentations, this highly informative book helps the clinician make sound decisions when assessing and treating the full range of ADHD comorbidities. Experienced child psychiatrist Steven Pliszka offers straightforward guidance on how to avoid common diagnostic errors, develop an individualized medication regimen, minimize health risks and side effects, collaborate successfully with parents, and tailor psychosocial treatments to each family's needs. A reproducible structured interview facilitates sorting out symptoms and distinguishing between different comorbid disorders.Defining Intellectual Disability: A Long Journey What is the most accurate and humane way to refer to individuals ... With time, however, the term became one of general abuse, which curiously appears to affect all terms used to define ID. ... will surely replace mental retardation in DSM-V. We should remind ourselves that a name change alone does not change attitudes. ... exceeds that of placebo and is only slightly below the response rate for typically developing children with ADHD.

Title:Treating ADHD and Comorbid Disorders
Author:Steven R. Pliszka
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2011


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