hyperactivity, excessive physical activity of emotional or physiological origin, usually seen in young children; one of the components of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Hyperactivity: Selected full-text books and articles

The Parent's Hyperactivity Handbook: Helping the Fidgety Child
David M. Paltin.
Insight Books, 1993
The Hyperactive Child, Adolescent, and Adult: Attention Deficit Disorder through the Lifespan
Paul H. Wender.
Oxford University Press, 1987 (3rd edition)
ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults
Paul H. Wender.
Oxford University Press, 2000
Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development
T. Berry Brazelton.
Perseus Books, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 26 "Hypersensitivity and Hyperactivity"
Making Sense of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Carol R. Lensch.
Bergin & Garvey, 2000
Students in Discord: Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
C. Robin Boucher.
Greenwood Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Attention-Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity"
Behaviour Problems in Young Children: Assessment and Management
Jo Douglas.
Tavistock Routledge, 1989
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Nine "The Overactive and Hyperactive Child"
Handbook of Psychological Treatment Protocols for Children and Adolescents
Vincent B. Van Hasselt; Michel Hersen.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder"
Handbook of Psychological Services for Children and Adolescents
Jan N. Hughes; Annette M. La Greca; Jane Close Conoley.
Oxford University Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 12 "Treating Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder"
Advanced Abnormal Child Psychology
Michel Hersen; Robert T. Ammerman.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 20 "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder"
Aggression and Violence: Genetic, Neurobiological, and Biosocial Perspectives
David M. Stoff; Robert B. Cairns.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of hyperactivity begins on p. 293
Emotional Disturbance in Adopted Adolescents: Origins and Development
Ruth G. McRoy; Harold D. Grotevant; Louis A. Zurcher Jr.
Praeger Publishers, 1988
Librarian’s tip: "Hyperactivity" begins on p. 41
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