by Russell A. Barkley
This instructive program integrates information about ADHD with actual experiences of adults from a range of professions. Interviews with adults who suffer from the disorder, their families, and the clinicians who treat them bring the issues and problems surrounding adult ADHD to life.
This instructive program integrates information about ADHD with actual experiences of adults from a range of professions: from a lawyer to a mother who works in her home. It illustrates the real impact ADHD has on affected adults. Interviews with adults who suffer from the disorder, their families, and the clinicians who treat them bring the issues and problems surrounding adult ADHD to life.
Informing the audience about ADHD in adulthood and how it differs from the childhood disorder, the program clearly describes symptoms, behaviors, and associated disorders. The program explores common issues that confront adults with ADHD, such as the effect of ADHD on the family, relationships between adults and children who both have ADHD, personal coping mechanisms, and unexpected positive features of the disorder. Utilizing a number of explanatory graphics that make the program contents easily accessible, Barkley rounds out this overview with a description of his new theory of ADHD which explains, in great detail, why these adults have difficulty making adjustments in their lives.
Included with this video program is a 28-page manual that professionals will keep on hand as a quick reference and resource. It details the primary characteristics of ADHD in adults, discussing how symptoms vary from ADHD in children. The causes of ADHD, as well as associated problems are detailed, and clinical issues of evaluation and treatment are covered. The manual includes suggested reading lists for professionals and for adults with ADHD, and information on where readers can learn more about the disorder.
"Filled with hope, scientific information, and compassion...appropriate for many audiences. I have found it especially useful as a resource in group and individual counseling, as well as staff development. Practitioners and consumers (of services for ADD) alike praise the quality of the content and production of this video program."
-Mary McDonald Richard, Student Disability Services, The University of Iowa
36-minute DVD Leader's Guide & 29-page Manual
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