What is AD/HD? Is it over-diagnosed? Should I put my child on medications? Are medications safe for my teenager? Is my son going to get addicted to them? Aren’t medications over-prescribed anyway? If I agree to use medications which one is best for my child?
The above questions are just a sampling of the questions that are answered in this easy-to-use parent guide. At some point every parent of an AD/HD youngster will have to make a decision regarding the use of medications. The decision to put your son or daughter on an AD/HD medication is a tough one. This parent’s guide will provide you with the indispensable information you need to make the right decision.
- 21 Medication rules every parent needs to know
- Comprehensive and objective assessment of medications
- Q&A of the most common questions facing parents
- Helpful references and resources for further study
Mohab Hanna, M.D. is a board-certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in Northern Bergen County, New Jersey. Dr. Hanna completed his training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“Interspersed and illustrated with many clinical vignettes the
author addresses many of the questions parents face. Particularly helpful
are the 21 Rules, the excellent reference section, and the listing of
professional organizations and Web sites.”
—Richard M. Sarles, M.D. Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Immediate Past President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
“Dr. Hanna has written an essential must-read guide for every parent
of an AD/HD youngster. A simple-to-use, yet comprehensive resource that can be
referred to again and again.”
—John T. Walkup, M.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
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