The ADHD-Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnoses and Effective Treatments

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At last, long-awaited answers to the questions you’ve been asking. Help for frustrated ADHD patients and their families. (As well as those with autism, PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, and other related conditions.)

Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is one of the most rapidly growing diagnoses of our generation. Often the diagnosis fails to provide real help, leaving patients, doctors, and families at a loss to know what to do next. But for the first time ever, new insights into the overwhelming number of similarities between Autism and ADHD are giving those with ADHD genuine hope.

For years, the label of Autism has carried a negative connotation. Parents were afraid to admit the diagnosis and banished the term from discussion. Finally, The ADHD-Autism Connection gives parents, educators, and doctors a reason to embrace autism with a renewed sense of hope and understanding. This book will show how these understandings can minimize the frustration, misdiagnoses, and misunderstandings ADHD sufferers and their families face.


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About the author

Diane M. Kennedy is a former state advisory board member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD),a longtime member of the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the Autism Society of America (ASA) Her husband and three sons each have various disorders discussed in this book. Paul T. Elliott, M.D., has twenty years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. He serves on the board of professional advisors with ADDA and is coauthor of ADHD and Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Making It Through the Tough Years. Carl Daisy is a former national board member of the Autism Society of America (ASA). An active parent advocate for Autism Spectrum Disorders, he is also the father of three children, two with Autism.


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Publisher
WaterBrook
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Published on
Jan 21, 2009
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780307564955
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Children with Special Needs
Family & Relationships / Learning Disabilities
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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