Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents


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Guilford Publications
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7.0 X 9.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published six assessment scales and more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.


"This book features pioneering research that provides new insight into preventing ADHD from becoming a major obstacle in a child's (and parent's) life....Parents will appreciate having this book on hand, and teachers will want a copy to show parents who are ready for a resource." (on the first edition)-- (01/01/1997)
"If any professional knows about ADHD, it is Russell A. Barkley....All in all, this is a splendid book." (on the first edition)--Child and Family Behavior Therapy
"An excellent and readable book that will empower parents of children with ADHD." (on the first edition)--NAMI Advocate (07/31/1996)
"This is not just another book. This is a great book....Although aimed at parents, it has something for everyone involved with ADHD kids: teachers, psychologists, doctors, and family. I am not going to lend this book to parents (although I will show it to them) because they need to buy it so they have it on hand to read and reread." (on the first edition)--Pediatric News
"This book is unique in its up-to-date and clear presentation of the scientific underpinnings of the disorder and the pragmatic, empirically based approach to intervention that it encourages. It is also very well organized and readable; it is probably the best available resource of this type." (on the first edition)--Doody's Health Sciences Book Review
"I certainly plan to recommend this book to parents....It empowers parents to take charge of the life of their child with ADHD rather than feel constantly distressed and overwhelmed by the special needs of these unique children." (on the first edition)-- (11/15/1996)
"I am always looking for the best book, the right book or the latest book. Let me tell you about one: Russell A. Barkley, PhD's, Taking Charge of ADHD." (on the revised edition)-- (04/01/2002)
"An excellent resource for parents, clinicians, and teachers." (on the first edition)--Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review (01/01/1997)
"This material is specific, practical, widely applicable, and supported by both clinical and research experience. From the pediatric therapist's perspective, this book has a great deal to offer....An outstanding achievement." (on the first edition)-- (01/01/1997)
"Addresses the common questions and concerns of puzzled parents....Its overall theme is positive and hopeful and will be welcomed by many families." (on the first edition)--Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
"Rich in anecdote and warm in understanding of the human experience of ADHD, this book should be a must for most parents....Dr. Barkley has produced a book that will be added to the list of practical, reasoned, well thought out and helpful resources for parents who are looking for it all in one place." (on the revised edition)-- (11/03/2003)
"The master of ADHD, Dr. Russell Barkley, gifts us all with this fourth edition of his classic work. You will find tons of new information--grounded in the most recent science--and the advice of one of the most experienced, thoughtful, and kind professionals we have. This book is brimming with wisdom that parents can put to use every day. Bravo, and thank you, Dr. Barkley!"--Edward M. Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction