Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More! The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More! The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More! The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More! The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Synopsis

Kids in the Syndrome Mix is a concise, scientifically up-to-date, all-in-one guide to the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children-from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder to autistic spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction.

Excerpt

[Okay, Bobby has ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder]. That explains why he doesn't seem to pay atten
tion and is so fidgety. But I still don't understand so many
things about him. Why is he so disorganized? Why won't
he write down his homework assignments? Why doesn't
punishing him seem to have any effect? Why doesn't he
see the consequence of his actions? Why does his mother
say that homework is such a fight? Is it true that he blows
up so easily at home?]

Bobby's mom has ADHD, also. Once, while joking
about her chaotic life, she said, [I aspire to have obses
sive compulsive disorder—so that I might be more orga
nized.] She was serious.

Defining ADHD

[Official] (and woefully incomplete) definition of ADHD

The American Psychiatric Association gives [official] criteria for many syndromes in its book, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, (APA 1994) commonly referred to as DSM-IV. As typically defined by DSM-IV, ADHD consists of a triad of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity.

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