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Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents [Hardcover]

By Russell A. Barkley (Author)
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A treasured resource, this book empowers parents by arming them with the knowledge, expert guidance, and confidence they need to ensure that their child with ADHD receives the best care possible. Dr. Barkley explains what the latest research reveals about the nature of ADHD, its causes, and the most effective treatment strategies. Described are the problems that children with the disorder typically face as they grow from toddlerhood through adolescence, and associated challenges facing the whole family. Drawing on decades of influential clinical work and research, the book provides concrete suggestions for improving children's behavior and school performance, enhancing their self-esteem, and restoring harmony to the home. The book has been updated in 2005 with the latest medication information, including coverage of Straterra and extended-release stimulants, as well as current research findings and resources.

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A treasured parent resource since its publication, Taking Charge of ADHD has now been revised and updated to incorporate the most current information on ADHD and its treatment. The book empowers parents by arming them with the knowledge, expert guidance, and confidence they need to ensure that their child receives the best care possible. Features of this edition include:
-- A step-by-step plan for behavior management that has helped thousands of children with ADHD
-- Hard data that clear up current controversies about increased diagnosis and stimulant use
-- New strategies that give children greater chances of success at school and in social situations
-- Advances in genetic and neurological research that enhance our understanding of what causes ADHD
-- Practical advice for parents on managing stress and keeping peace in the family
-- Descriptions of books, organizations, and Internet resources that families can trust

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Item Specifications...

Studio: The Guilford Press
Pages   321
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.3" Width: 7.3" Height: 1.09"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2000
Publisher   The Guilford Press
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  1572306009  
ISBN13  9781572306004  

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Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatricsat the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books and five assessment scales, plus more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His website is"

Russell A. Barkley currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Russell A. Barkley was born in 1949.

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Very Helpful  Dec 1, 2008
This has been very helpful and insightful. I recommend to anyone dealing with a child with ADHD.
Getting the Facts Straight about ADHD  Sep 29, 2008
Finally, a book that doesn't talk down to parents, but lays all the facts, research and myth busting information on the line. "Taking Charge of ADHD" helps parents get a solid understanding of ADHD before jumping into the strategies for success, something most other books skip. With a better understanding, parents are better able to approach their child with an individual plan for success. The behavior changing strategies work and the information on medication is research based and solid. The book does not, however, discuss ADHD with primarily inattentiveness in much detail, other than providing a description of it. But for hyperactivity issues this book is a comprehensive and successful resource for parents.

Review by Patricia Dischler, Author, "From Babysitter to Business Owner: Getting The Most Out of Your Home Child Care Business" and "Because I Loved You: A Birthmother's View of Open Adoption." [...]
Helpful, scientific resource  Sep 23, 2008
As a parent of a child who is seriously affected by ADHD, I find this book an excellent resource. My child's disability goes way beyond simple attention difficulties, and Barkley addresses this when he describes ADHD as a developmental disorder of self-control. When your child is affected to the very core by ADHD, medications do become a very plausible choice to help him have some quality of life. My son has many strengths, and we have chosen to use every available resource to bring those strengths to the forefront. I think Barkley's book is a solid, fact-based resource. My hope is that someday we learn enough about the brain to understand ADHD even better.
Good reference material  May 7, 2008
I'm a year into the search for help for my 8 year old son with AD/HD. Reading this book at first was a drag....I have been on the internet and learned a lot about the whys and the hows. However, what was very helpful were the parts about how to handle social situations and others reactions to the situation. It's hard to explain over and over why your kid is on drugs to your friends when they don't "see" the problem. At least this book gave me some vindication that I am in fact doing the right thing. I guess you could say it's a good security blanket.
The Best Book that I recommend.  Mar 29, 2008
There are a lot of books from so-called experts.

The reality is that the best book out there is Barkley's ADHD and The Nature of Self-Control.

However, that book is meant for professionals.

This book is the parent version of the book.

It is meant to deliver the best facts, pure and simple.

I say that as someone with ADHD for all my life and an educational psychologist for almost a decade.

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