Saturday, April 8, 2017

#BookReview - All about ADHD by Thomas W. Phelan

Title: All About ADHD
By: Thomas W. Phelan
Genre: Non-fiction
Release Date: April 4th, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Summary from Goodreads: For the estimated 20 million Americans with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder comes the third edition of All About ADHD by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, an internationally renowned expert and lecturer on child discipline and ADHD. Completely updated with the latest research and treatment information, All About ADHD is a comprehensive guide to ADHD's symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in children and adults, including information such as: ● The basic symptoms of ADHD and their effects on school, work, home, and personal relationships ● The differences in ADHD between boys and girls ● Counseling, school interventions, behavior management, and social skills training Written in easy-to-understand language and with a positive, treatment-focused approach, All About ADHD is a must-have resource for parents, teachers, physicians, and mental health professionals.


Review: As a mother of a son with ADHD, I am familiar with the day to day struggles that kids with this difference face. We've been dealing with it for many years and will keep dealing with it for the rest of my son's life. For a lot of families that have children with ADHD, they don't have a lot of time on their hands to read endless books about this disorder. This book was so full of heavy material that I felt bogged down and had a hard time getting to the stuff that I really wanted to learn. I'm sure all the scientific chapters would benefit someone who is just starting to research about ADHD, but I found that it just went on and on about things that I already knew. Maybe if this book was a little more lighthearted and upbeat, it would have been a great read for me.  


Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.


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