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AD / HD For Dummies
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Sound advice for parents whose kids have trouble concentrating
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated five to ten percent of children suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This book provides answers for parents of children who may have either condition, as well as for adult sufferers. Written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, it helps people recognize and understand ADD and ADHD symptoms and offers an authoritative, balanced overview of both drug and non-drug therapies.
Jeff Strong (Lamy, NM), an adult living with ADD, is President of the REI Institute, a music-medicine research center focusing on people with neuro-developmental disabilities, including those with ADD/ADHD. Michael O. Flanagan, MD (Lamy, NM), is the director of several ADD clinics in New Mexico.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: The ABCs of AD/HD 7 Chapter 1: AD/HD Basics 9 Chapter 2: Exploring the Causes of AD/HD 17 Chapter 3: The Many Faces of AD/HD 31 Part II: Diagnosing AD/HD 45 Chapter 4: Finding the Right Professional for You 47 Chapter 5: Navigating the Evaluation Process 65 Chapter 6: Conditions That Look Like or Overlap with AD/HD 77 Part III: Treating AD/HD 91 Chapter 7: Choosing the Best Treatment Options for You 93 Chapter 8: Managing Medication 109 Chapter 9: Queuing Up Counseling, Coaching, and Training 125 Chapter 10: Managing Behavior 139 Chapter 11: Narrowing In on Nutrition, Vitamins, and Herbs 151 Chapter 12: Examining Repatterning Therapies 175 Chapter 13: Recognizing Rebalancing Therapies 189 Part IV: Living with AD/HD 199 Chapter 14: Creating Harmony at Home 201 Chapter 15: Creating Success at School 231 Chapter 16: Winning at Work 259 Chapter 17: Accentuating the Positive 279 Part V: The Part of Tens 289 Chapter 18: Ten (or So) Tips to Organize Your Life 291 Chapter 19: Ten (or So) Ways to Improve Your Family Relationships 301 Chapter 20: Ten Resources for Information and Support 307 Appendix: Treatment Tracking Forms 313 Index 319

About the Author

Jeff Strong is the Founder and President of REI Institute, which focuses on neuro-developmental disabilities. Michael O. Flanagan, MD, is a neuropsychiatrist in private practice in New Mexico.

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