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Author Schmidt-Neven, Ruth, author

Title Rethinking ADHD : integrated approaches to helping children at home and at school / Ruth Schmidt Neven, Vicki Anderson, Tim Godber
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2002


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Description vii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Rethinking ADHD : an illness of our time -- 2. Neuropsychology and the diagnostic dilemmas of ADHD -- 3. A critique of the medical model -- 4. Risk factors for the developing child : a psychodynamic approach -- 5. The capacity for attention and the developmental process -- 6. The concept of self-regulation : creating links between a neuropsychological and a psychodynamic approach -- 7. ADHD in a public health context -- 8. Coming full circle : towards a new paradigm for helping children, parents and families -- 9. Recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach to ADHD -- Appendices. 1. DSM-IV criteria for ADHD -- 2. ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioural disorders criteria -- Glossary
Summary This book presents an integrated understanding of the causes of ADHD and a total approach to helping children. In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in the numbers of children diagnosed with ADHD. Increasingly, these children are prescribed drugs which are seen as 'the cure' and are often relied on as the only form of treatment. This medical diagnosis of ADHD is grounded in a neuropsychological approach, but what of the broader developmental, community and family issues? In "Rethinking ADHD" the authors argue that to gain a more thorough understanding of this complex problem, a much broader and more balanced approach should be taken in the diagnosis and treatment of the child. Their fresh analysis acknowledges that external factors such as the quality of long-term childcare facilities, the frenetic pace of modern life, social disadvantage and emotional disruption caused by divorce and family disunity all contribute to the psychological functioning of the child. Direct links are made between these issues and the child's ability to learn, concentrate and self regulate behaviour. Drawing on many years experience working with children and their families, the authors have included clinical case examples and practical recommendations for working in partnership with parents and children with behavioural and attention problems. Rethinking ADHD is essential reading for teachers, psychologists, therapists, childcare workers, counsellors, social workers and parents who want a deeper understanding of children with attention and behaviour problems
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-181) and index
Subject Attention-deficit-disordered children -- Education.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Behavioral assessment of children.
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity -- therapy.
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity -- diagnosis.
Psychotherapy -- methods.
Author Anderson, Vicki A, author
Godber, Tim, author
LC no. 00002355
ISBN 9781865088167 (paperback)
1865088161 (paperback)
Other Titles Rethinking ADHD : an illness of our time