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

By Russell A. Barkley (Author)
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Provides a step-by-step plan for behavior management, data on diagnosis and treatment, strategies for helping children succeed at school and in social situations, and information on advances in research.

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This is a book for parents who are ready to take charge of their child 's life. Strong on advocacy and parental empowerment, it combines the latest available scientific information with sympathetic guidance to p rovide parents with everything they need to know to help their child o vercome the obstacles of ADHD.

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Studio: The Guilford Press
Pages   321
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.96" Width: 7.12" Height: 0.96"
Weight:   1.22 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 2, 2000
Publisher   The Guilford Press
ISBN  1572305606  
ISBN13  9781572305601  

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More About Russell A. Barkley

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published five assessment scales and more than 275 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is

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

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Reviews - What do customers think about Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition)?

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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