The ADHD Handbook draws on the most up-to-date research from around the world to present a comprehensive look at ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now one of the most common childhood disorders right across the world, with a wealth of conflicting advice available everywhere you look. But most parents want only one thing: to find out what is going on with their child and how they can help them. The ADHD Handbook draws on the most up-to-date research from around the world to present a comprehensive look at ADHD, covering: * how it is diagnosed * common myths surrounding what causes it * the brain anatomy implicated in the disorder * the conditions that can commonly occur in conjunction with ADHD * the pros and cons of various types of medication * the most effective alternative therapies and psychotherapies, and * the best parenting techniques. In addition, there are chapters looking at the experience of ADHD from the sufferer's point of view, as well as the facts and myths surrounding ADHD in adults. This is the essential reference that every parent needs to help navigate their way successfully through the challenges posed by a child with ADHD.