According to a recent report, up to 5% of school children in the United States have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Commonly referred to as ADHD, this condition affects teens in a number of ways, from excessive fidgeting and difficulty following instructions to avoiding tasks that require concentration and displaying impulsive behavior. While ADHD has become a household term, there are many questions about the nature of this condition and how it can affect young adults.
In ADHD: The Ultimate Teen Guide, John Aspromonte looks at the causes of this condition, examines its various symptoms, and dispels the myths associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Most importantly, the author offers sound advice about how to cope with ADHD. Included in this volume are details about:
·how ADHD affects family members and friends
·what treatment options are available, including counseling
·what medications are most frequently prescribed, along with their potential side effects
In addition to input from medical experts, this book features personal stories and quotes from teens, providing readers with a balanced insight into ADHD. With a glossary of terms and a list of resources, ADHD: The Ultimate Teen Guide is an invaluable source of hope for teens and their families.
About the Author
John Aspromonte is a school psychologist at the Cooke Center for Learning and Development, Grammar School (NY, NY).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is ADHD
Chapter 2: The History of ADHD
Chapter 3: Special Education Legislation
Chapter 4: ADHD and the Brain
Chapter 5: Why Schoolwork Is so Hard
Chapter 6: Social and Emotional Aspects of ADHD
Chapter 7: Treatment
Chapter 8: Home Life and Family
Chapter 9: ADHD Superpowers
Chapter 10: Successful People with ADHD
Chapter 11: Bullying
Chapter 12: College and Career
About the Author