This book explores the controversies surrounding the condition, and presents the relevant science in a way that is accessible and readable. It is written mainly for parents of inattentive children but it is also for the many professionals involved with ADHD. Parents and professionals alike will be encouraged to think more deeply about the condition and what it means for our children.
What’s the fuss about ADHD? covers various aspects of the disorder, including its history, diagnosis, causes and treatment.
The author draws on his years of practice as a child psychiatrist to address the issues which most concern parents, such as accuracy of diagnosis and the safety of commonly used medications. In doing so, he provides a balanced account which acknowledges the many ethical complexities at play.