ERIC Number: ED386011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Decade of the Brain.
This guide to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is organized in three parts which address understanding the problem, getting help, and sustaining hope. A question-and-answer format addresses the following topics: symptoms of ADHD; other conditions which may produce similar symptoms; other disorders which may accompany ADHD; causes of ADHD; the identification and diagnosis of ADHD; educational options for the ADHD student; treatments for the individual with ADHD; the possibility of curing or outgrowing ADHD; hope offered by research; and sources of information and support. Three sample cases are used throughout the guide to illustrate major concepts. Suggested resources include books for children, teens, and adults with attention disorders; books for parents; and resources for teachers and specialists. Also listed are 14 organizational resources. (Contains 31 suggested readings.) (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Hyperactivity, Intervention, Research and Development, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Therapy
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.