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Attention Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide

This brand-new entry in Grey House’s Health & Wellness series is designed to bring together important,need-to-know information for those struggling with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).Research estimates approximately 6.1 million children and 4 percent of adults are affected by ADHD.

The three types of ADHD are:

  • Hyperactive and impulsive type ADHD: Characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity.
  • Inattentive type ADHD: Characterized by symptoms of inattention and distractibility. This was formerly referred to as ADD or attention-deficit disorder; and
  • Combined type ADHD: The most prevalent type of ADHD, characterized by inattention and distractibility in addition to hyperactivity and impulsivity. 

For those providing support to individuals with ADHD, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information and connects readers to many sources of knowledge and assistance. The Attention Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide offers statistics, both national and state, as well as discussions about treatment and outcomes, and includes details on the major types of ADHD: impulsive/hyperactive, inattentive and distractable, and combined.

  • Studies & Statistics About ADHD: This four-color section is more than 300 pages and includes detailed reports, maps, graphs and tables from sources such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. Coverage is current, comprehensive, and discusses the prevalence of ADHD in children and adults, causes, treatments, and co-existing conditions.
  • ADHD Resources: This section includes information on ADHD generally, applicable to both children and adults. An informative description is given, followed by a variety of resources for patients, their families, peers, and caregivers
  • Co-occurring Conditions: This section details numerous specific conditions that also commonly affect individuals with ADHD, with detailed descriptions on each condition and informative resources for readers. Additional sections include a Glossary, Entry Index, and Geographic Index

The Attention Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care collections, providing information crucial to those living with ADHD, their broader support network, case workers, social workers, and other education and health care providers.