ERIC Number: ED495240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
This detailed booklet describes the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping. Interventions described herein are psychotherapy, behavior therapy, social skills training, support groups, and parenting skills training. Some simple behavioral interventions are suggested because children with ADHD may need help in organizing by scheduling their time, organizing needed everyday items, and using homework and notebook organizers. Advice is given to parents on advocating for their child in school. ADHD in teenagers and in adults are examined. This booklet is a revision of "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder," a brochure first printed in 1994 and reprinted in 1996.
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Psychotherapy, Behavior Modification, Parenting Skills, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, Study Skills, Child Advocacy, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.