ADHD Books

Studies and research has been compiled and published over the years in order to provide a guide and a practical reference for parents and teachers and other interested individuals looking to gain insight into a better understanding of the behavioral disorder. The ADD/ADHD Checklist by Sandra Rief is an example. It aims to aid parents and teachers in understanding children and teenagers with ADHD. The book focuses on specific strategies, supports and interventions that have been proven to be effective in managing common problems associated with ADHD.  It is structured in a brief, simple and user-friendly way that discusses a variety of topics.

Another of the books on ADHD that discusses this behavioral problem is Paul Wender’s ADHD in Children and in Adults. Wender is one of the first advocates of stimulant medications in the treatment of ADHD. In this book, he emphasized the benefits of using stimulants in the treatment of this life-long behavioral disorder. ADHD in Adults: What Science Says by Russell Barkley is a book dedicated for the adults who are self-referred to clinics. One major topic discussed in the book is a comparison between adults who are self-referred to clinics and those children with ADHD followed to adulthood. This is the first and only book to discuss this new study. It gives a unique glimpse at the similarities as well as the differences between the two populations diagnosed with ADHD.

Barkley also published another book entitled Taking Charge of ADHD. It aims to empower parents by providing them with the recent, up-to-date knowledge and expert guidance that they need to ensure the adequacy of the care they give to their children. He saw the need to teach parents to have a scientific approach in obtaining information concerning the diagnosis of their children. The information Barkley offers in his book are based on his clinical experiences with thousands of families with children diagnosed with ADHD. The recommendations he made in this book have been drawn from extensive scientific research although he admits that everything one should know about ADHD cannot be found in this book. Its goal is provide the parents with knowledge on executive parenthood, help with calming nerves, skills on scientific inquiry and principle-centered action.