Book Review: The ADHD Handbook

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adhd handbookRRP: $39.99 (e-book $14.99)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is found in 2-5% of children in New Zealand. Although up to three times as many boys are diagnosed with ADHD as girls, it is now suspected the incidence is more like 1:1.

With many myths surrounding ADHD – such as it is caused by sugar or bad parenting – these make ADHD one of the most misunderstood disorders in the world.

Author and psychologist Stuart Passmore says that parents need to understand that ADHD is real, it’s a neurological disorder and it can be treated.

What’s inside it?

This book takes a comprehensive look at ADHD, looking at all aspects including the history of ADHD, diagnosis, medication options and what effects they can have, causes and alternative therapies.

Backed by case studies – including ADHD sufferers’ experiences – and featuring some of the most up-to-date research from all over the world, The ADHD Handbook does a great job of breaking down this complex condition and making it easier to understand.

Read it if…

You want to get a better understanding of children with ADHD and what can be done to help them. A no-nonsense approach must-have for any family feeling confused about the best way to treat ADHD.

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