For Parents


ADHD and Hyperkinetic Disorder (2nd ed.)

While written as a practical guide for mental health professionals, this series of chapters by different experts in the field can also provide an advanced tutorial for sufficiently prepared members of the general public.

Banaschewski, T., Zuddas, A., Asherson, P., Buitelaar, J., Coghill, D., Danckaerts, M., et al. (2015). ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder (2nd ed.), Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment (4th ed.)

A comprehensive explanation of what is known about ADHD, its history, and treatment approaches explained by leading experts in the field. With a focus on history, assessment, and standard treatments (school, parent counseling, medications), it also includes excellent chapters on nutrition and on alternative treatments.

Barkley, R. A. (2014). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A handbook for diagnosis and treatment (4th ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments.

This readable yet scholarly book provides a description of ADHD using the lens of executive functioning.

Brown, T. E. (2013). A new understanding of ADHD in children and adults: Executive function impairments. New York: Routledge.

ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know

Brief, one- to two-page answers to dozens of common questions about ADHD in easy-to-read terms.

Hinshaw, S., & Ellison, K. (2016). ADHD: What everyone needs to know. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Understanding Girls With ADHD

A well-conceived summary of the particular issues that may face girls with ADHD, an understudied topic by educators who have spent their career studying attention and learning issues.

Nadeau, K. G., Littman, E. B., & Quinn, P. O. (2015). Understanding girls with ADHD. Silver Spring, MD: Advantage Books.

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