Living With A.D.H.D
Notice how your child gets easily distracted? Or how he has great difficulty concentrating or sitting still? Does he have trouble making friends at school? These could just be some symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, as it is commonly known. More often than not, ADHD is overlooked by parents who believe their child will outgrow the behaviour. But if the disorder is not recognised and treated, it can affect the child’s self-esteem and personal development. So what exactly is ADHD? What are the signs? How do you handle a child with ADHD? Living with ADHD gives the necessary medical information about the disorder, types of treatment, and advice on handling hyperactive and inattentive children in an easy-to-read format. A must-read for parents, parents-to-be, teachers and caregivers. Revised and updated, Living with ADHD is part of a series of handbooks on mental health in children written by mental health professionals from the Child Guidance Clinic.
Dr Cai Yiming is an Emeritus Consultant at Child Guidance Clinic. He was also a Clinical Fellow under the Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship Scheme (Ministry of Health, Singapore) in the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.