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

Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development By T. Berry Brazelton Perseus Books, 1992
Librarian's tip: Chap. 26 "Hypersensitivity and Hyperactivity"
Students in Discord: Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders By C. Robin Boucher Greenwood Press, 1999
Librarian's tip: Chap. 8 "Attention-Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity"
Behaviour Problems in Young Children: Assessment and Management By Jo Douglas Tavistock Routledge, 1989
Librarian's tip: Chap. Nine "The Overactive and Hyperactive Child"
Handbook of Psychological Treatment Protocols for Children and Adolescents By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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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