Finally, everything about ADHD in adolescents is in one place. This book is for you: a clinician diagnosing and treating teens with ADHD, a teacher educating teens with ADHD, or a parent raising one. Written for all readers, this resource is both comprehensive and straightforward, with quick tips and concise guidance in each chapter.
Each of the four sections explores an essential aspect of ADHD in adolescents, starting first with detailed yet accessible best-practices of diagnosis and treatment. The second section takes a deep dive into the many disorders that mimic and co-occur with ADHD, including the most up to date information about electronics use and substance use. Section three unpacks the critical topic of Race, Culture, and Ethnicity in ADHD, and the hard-to-find topic of Relationships, Sexuality, and Sexual Behavior in Adolescents with ADHD. The closing and must-read chapters include practical guidance for parenting, thriving in high school, and planning the next steps for success. Across all four sections, clinical scenarios mirror common dilemmas faced by parents and teachers, and recurrent challenges familiar to clinicians. Information and resources direct the reader to best practices in ADHD in adolescents, with useful strategies usable for everyone.
Written by experts in the field, ADHD in Adolescents is a valuable guide for all clinicians caring for teens with ADHD: pediatricians, child and adolescent neurologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, adolescent medicine specialists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, and licensed clinical mental health workers. Parents and teachers of adolescents with ADHD will find this resource indispensable.
Alison Schonwald MD is a board certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. After her undergraduate education at Yale University and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Schonwald completed a pediatric residency and developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Boston’s Children's Hospital, where she served on the faculty from 2001-2019. Co-founder of Touchstone Neurodevelopmental Center, Dr. Schonwald is a widely respected clinician dedicated to interdisciplinary care of children and teens with complex developmental disorders. In addition to working with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, and the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care, she is a nationally recognized educator of primary care clinicians on topics of ADHD, Autism, Psychopharmacology, and Transition to Adulthood.
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