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  • Documentation/Report Requests | Brown ADHD Clinic| California

    Documentation Requests Please complete the form below and provide details regarding your requests. if you are requesting a full report regarding diagnosis, recommendations, and/or accommodations, preparation can take between 2-4 hours and is billable at $400/hr. If you are simply looking for a brief summary of diagnosis, findings, and recommendations on medication there is no charge. Turn around time can take between 3-4 weeks for extensive reports. Please review and complete the form below if you have not already. Please note Report Policy & Fees Requesting Documentation- Existing Patients ONLY I am requesting the following: Initial Assessment Report (note: charges may apply) Requesting Records Requesting Superbill Requesting Individual Insurance Form Accomodations Report (preparation charges will apply) I understand turnaround can take 1-4 weeks, depending on the request Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Brown ADHD Clinic | Diagnosis & Treatment | California

    Welcome to the Brown ADHD Clinic ​ Manhattan Beach, CA Thomas E. Brown, PhD Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Yale University and specializes in assessment and treatment of high-IQ children, adolescents and adults with ADD/ADHD and related problems. ​ In his 30+ years of experience, Dr. Brown has contributed over 30 journal publications, , and presented numerous speaking engagements and lectures throughout the US and in 40+ other countries. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to research and professional education about ADHD in children and adults. Dr. Brown has also been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. award winning books Read More Whether you're looking to help yourself, a loved one, or just here to learn more about ADHD, we have you covered! See Our Services Understanding ADHD New Patient Inquiry Additional Resources About Us Find Us A New Understanding of ADHD from Thomas E. Brown Although ADD/ADHD has been recognized for over 100 years, it has usually been seen as essentially a behavior problem. Yet many with ADD/ADHD suffer not from behavior problems so much as from chronic problems with focusing their attention, organizing their work, sustaining their effort, and utilizing short-term memory. ​ It’s time for a new understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder! ​ This website offers a new perspective on this disorder, one based on current clinical and neuroscience research. It presents a new definition and model of ADD/ADHD as essentially a problem with executive functions, the management system of the brain. It describes how a child or adult with ADD/ADHD can focus very well on a few activities that intensely interest them, yet be unable to focus adequately on most other tasks of daily life. It explains how ADD/ADHD often looks like a weakness in willpower, but isn’t. Brown ADHD Model See Other ADHD Resources 01. Initial Consultations Patients new to our clinic are welcome to an on site, 3-hour initial consultation to develop an understanding of their strengths, difficulties and to develop a diagnosis and treatment plan. 02. Follow up Appointments Psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family meetings, and medication management are available to all established patients. ​ We also offer medication monitoring and Cognitive Behavior Therapy sessions with Dr. Ryan Kennedy. ​ ​ *ZOOM sessions available for patients after at least one face-to-face appointment. Ask for details. View More Services 03. Testing & Report for Academic Accomodations In this clinic, those diagnosed with attention and learning problems can also receive expert psycho-educational testing which may be required to obtain accomodations in schools, universities, and for SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or professional credentialing tests. Brown ADHD Clinic 500 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #218 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (310 ) 590.7181 Fax (310) 590.7183

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  • About | Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders | Los Angles

    About Us We are a private practice clinic located in Southern California. Our doctors are internationally recognized specialists for their assessment and treatment of ADD/ADHD and Related Disorders. Our clinic is for children, teenagers and adults, and we have sub-specialty for those those with ADHD and have a high IQ. Learn More > Meet the Team > Our Specialty After serving over 20 years on the clinical faculty of the Yale Medical School, Dr. Brown has now relocated to open his new clinic in Manhattan Beach, CA where he offers assessment and treatment for children, teenagers and adults using methods and a cutting-edge model he developed at Yale. ​ In the Brown Clinic children, teenagers and adults can get comprehensive evaluation and treatment for attention and related problems which may be accompanied by difficulties that undermine success in school, college, grad school, employment, social relationships and/or family life. ​ ​ Motivation problems Anxiety/depression Learning Disorders Mood disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Behavior Problems Asperger and Autism Spectrum Substance Use Disorders Sleep/Awakening Problems Cognitive problems of menopause ​ ​ In this clinic those diagnosed with attention and learning problems can also receive expert psycho-educational testing which may be required to obtain accommodations in schools, universities and for SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or professional credentialing tests. Other available services include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and medication monitoring. Meet the Team > Meet the Team Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP, NP-C Thomas E. Brown, PhD Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Yale University and then served on the Yale faculty for 25 years. He has published 30 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and 5 ground-breaking books on ADD/ADHD. Dr. Brown is is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association. More about Dr. Brown > Dr. Kennedy specializes in assessment and treatment of ADHD and related problems. He has collaborated in research and writing with Dr. Brown since 2011. He has also published peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters and research posters at national and international conferences in the field. management Dr. Kennedy is here full-time and provides assessment, treatment, medication and CBT treatments for ADHD and related problems. More about Dr. Kennedy > Liza Somilleda, MA Liza Somilleda, M.A. is an experienced educator with both Education Specialist, and Education Administration credentials, more than 15 years of school based experience, and extensive training in ABA. She assists parents in understanding the needs of their children with problems in attention, learning and behavior. Liza is also a certified PEERS social skills provider, and she specializes in working with children in middle and high school. Liza's Services >

  • Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP, NP-C | Brown ADHD Clinic | United States

    Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP, FNP-C Hi, my name is Dr. Ryan Kennedy. I started at the Brown Clinic since it opened its doors in 2017, however, I have been working with our Clinic Director, Dr. Brown since 2011. I see patients of all ages, starting with children as young as 3 year's old. I am a specialist in evaluations for ADHD and have developed expertise in clinical psychopharmacology for ADHD and Related Disorders. ​ ​ My Practice Philosophy ​ One of the most important things about my career is building strong relationships with my patients. I have heard from hundreds of patients who told me they had a poor experience with medication so they gave up on their treatment... ​ I have longer appointment times than most other doctors because I believe that listening carefully to my patients and their families is essential to long-term, successful treatment. My goal is to help provide you with the tools that will help maximize your true potential. ​ Professional Biographical Summary ​ Dr. Kennedy received his doctorate in Nursing Practice from Quinnipiac University. He has a special interest in assessment and treatment of ADHD and related problems across the lifespan. In 2011 Dr. Kennedy began working with Dr. Brown assisting in research for publications and traveling to national and international conferences on ADHD in the U.S. and more than 12 other countries. Since 2017 he has worked full-time as Clinical Associate in the Brown Clinic for ADHD and Related Disorders in Manhattan Beach, California. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author with Dr. Brown of a chapter in the first open-access eBook published by the World Federation of ADHD. He also provides mentoring regarding ADHD for Pediatric Resident Physicians from UCLA. With the integration of Dr. Kennedy’s experience paired with Dr. Brown’s expertise in clinical psychology, together they collaborate to provide a unique approach of medical and psychological care for patients and their families at The Brown Clinic.

  • The Brown Model of ADD/ADHD | Brown ADHD Clinic | United States

    The Brown Model of ADD/ADHD From more than 25 years of clinical interviews and research with children, adolescents and adults who have ADD/ADHD, Dr. Brown has developed an expanded model to describe the complex cognitive functions impaired in ADD/ADHD. This model describes executive functions, the cognitive management system of the human brain. ​ Although the model shows six separate clusters, these functions continually work together, usually rapidly and unconsciously, to help each individual manage many tasks of daily life. The functions appear in basic forms in young children and gradually become more complex as the brain matures throughout childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. Everyone has occasional impairments in their executive functions, individuals with ADD experience much more difficulty in development and use of these functions than do most others of the same age and developmental level. Yet even those with severe ADHD usually have some activities where their executive functions work very well. ​ They may have chronic difficulty with ADHD symptoms in most areas of life, but when it comes to a few special interests like playing sports or video games, doing art or building Lego constructions, their ADHD symptoms are absent. This phenomenon of “can do it here, but not most anyplace else” makes it appear it that ADHD is a simple problem of lacking willpower; it isn’t. These impairments of executive functions are usually due to inherited problems in the chemistry of the brain’s management system. ​ Utilizing clinical interview methods, Dr. Brown studied children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with ADHD according to the DSM criteria. He compared their descriptions of their problems with those of matched normal controls. Comparisons between the ADHD-diagnosed and the non-clinical samples in each age group yielded reports of impairments that can be recognized in the six clusters of this model of executive functions: organizing tasks and materials, estimating time, prioritizing tasks, and getting started on work tasks. Patients with ADD describe chronic difficulty with excessive procrastination. Often they will put off getting started on a task, even a task they recognize as very important to them, until the very last minute. It is as though they cannot get themselves started until the point where they perceive the task as an acute emergency. Activation: ​ : focusing, sustaining focus, and shifting focus to tasks. Some describe their difficulty in sustaining focus as similar to trying to listen to the car radio when you drive too far away from the station and the signal begins fading in and out: you get some of it and lose some of it. They say they are distracted easily not only by things that are going on around them, but also by thoughts in their own minds. In addition, focus on reading poses difficulties for many. Words are generally understood as they are read, but often have to be read over and over again in order for the meaning to be fully grasped and remembered. Focus ​ regulating alertness, sustaining effort, and processing speed. Many with ADHD report they can perform short-term projects well, but have much more difficulty with sustained effort over longer periods of time. They also find it difficult to complete tasks on time, especially when required to do expository writing. Many also experience chronic difficulty regulating sleep and alertness. Often they stay up too late because they can’t shut their head off. Once asleep, they often sleep like dead people and have a big problem getting up in the morning. Effort: ​ : managing frustration and modulating emotions. Although DSM-IV does not recognize any symptoms related to the management of emotion as an aspect of ADHD, many with this disorder describe chronic difficulties managing frustration, anger, worry, disappointment, desire, and other emotions. They speak as though these emotions, when experienced, take over their thinking as a computer virus invades a computer, making it impossible for them give attention to anything else. They find it very difficult to get the emotion into perspective, to put it to the back of their mind, and to get on with what they need to do. Emotion ​ : utilizing working memory and accessing recall. Very often, people with ADHD will report that they have adequate or exceptional memory for things that happened long ago, but great difficulty in being able to remember where they just put something, what someone just said to them, or what they were about to say. They may describe difficulty holding one or several things “on line” while attending to other tasks. In addition, persons with ADHD often complain that they cannot pull out of memory information they have learned when they need it. Memory ​ : monitoring and regulating self-action. Many persons with ADHD, even those without problems of hyperactive behavior, report chronic problems in regulating their actions. They often are too impulsive in what they say or do, and in the way they think, jumping too quickly to inaccurate conclusions. Persons with ADHD also report problems in monitoring the context in which they are interacting. They fail to notice when other people are puzzled, or hurt or annoyed by what they have just said or done and thus fail to modify their behavior in response to specific circumstances. Often they also report chronic difficulty in regulating the pace of their actions, in slowing self and/or speeding up as needed for specific tasks. Action ​ ​ Most children, adolescents and adults with ADHD report these six clusters of impairments as chronic, to a degree markedly greater than persons without ADHD. The clusters are not mutually exclusive categories; they tend to overlap and are often interactive. Executive Functions impaired in ADHD are complex and multi-faceted. This model is explained in detail in Dr. Brown’s book, Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults, published by Yale University Press in 2005, in his 2013 book , published by Routledge, and in his most recent book, Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults—A Practical Guide published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. in 2017. A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments ​ Impairments of these executive functions can be assessed with The Brown Attention Deficit Disorder Scales, normed rating scales for children, adolescents and adults. Used in schools and clinics as well as by physicians and mental health practitioners throughout the U.S. and in many other countries, these scales and manuals that explain their use and interpretation are published by Pearson, the company that also publishes the Wechsler Scales for assessing IQ and memory. Brown EF/A Scales More ADHD Resources

  • Dr. Brown's Reading List | Brown ADHD Clinic | United States

    Top of Page Overview of ADHD For Parents/Teachers of ADHD Children For Parents & Teachers of Teens For Teens with ADHD For College Students with ADHD For Adults with ADHD Books for Children Education, Learning Disabilities and Teaching Strategies Asperger’s Syndrome Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder Substance Abuse Disorders Dr. Brown's ADHD Reading List Overview of ADHD ​ Brown, T. E. (2013). A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments. New York: Routledge. Introduction of a new working definition of ADHD as developmentally-impaired executive function with updated information about scientific research that supports the new EF model. 35 myths about ADHD are challenged with scientific facts and implications of the new model for assessment and treatment of ADHD are described in terms understandable for both general public and professionals. ​ Brown, T. E. (2005). Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults. New Haven: Yale University Press. A new model of Attention Deficit Disorder as impairment of the brain’s management system. Written for general public and professionals, includes many case examples that show how ADD changes across the lifespan. ​ Brown, T. E., Ed. (2009). ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing. A comprehensive, though somewhat technical text book about ADHD and other commonly co-existing disabilities, such as ADHD and mood disorders, ADHD and anxiety disorders, ADHD and Sleep Problems, ADHD and OCD, ADHD and Tourette’s, ADHD and Substance Abuse, etc. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ For Parents/Teachers of Children with ADHD ​ Barkley, R. A. (2013). Taking Charge of ADHD: Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents. New York: Guilford Press. Complete authoritative guide for parents. Covers topics such as understanding ADHD, evaluations, behavior management, educational issues and medications. Not much coverage of ADD without hyperactivity ​ Quinn, P. O., Nadeau, K. G., & Littman, E. B. (2000). Understanding Girls with AD/HD. Silver Spring, MD: Advantage Books. A helpful book to understand the special issues regarding girls with ADHD ​ Wilens, T. E. (2008). Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids-Third Edition. New York: Guilford Press. Answers to parents questions about medications from a leading authority in Psychiatry ​ ​ Phelan, T. W. (2010). 1-2-3 Magic Glen Ellyn: Child Management Inc. Effective discipline for children ages 2-12. Easy to read strategies and clearly defined plan to successfully manage their children’s’ behavior ​ Phelan, T. W. (2012). Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds. Glen Ellyn: Child Management Inc. Practical suggestions about how to improve communication with teenage; managing risk-taking and learning to let go ​ ​ Greene, R. W. (2010). The Explosive Child-Revised & Updated. New York: HarperCollins. An excellent, helpful book for parents of children who are easily frustrated and chronically inflexible offers insight into understanding and parenting these challenging children ​ ​ Klass, P. & Costello, E. (2003). Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn’t Fit In—When to Worry and When Not to Worry. New York: Ballantine. ​ Sensible, practical advice for parents of children who have difficulties in fitting in due to autistic spectrum disorders, sensory integration dysfunction and more ​ ​ Brooks, R., Goldstein, S. (2001). Raising Resilient Children. Chicago: Contemporary Books. Warm and supportive guide for parents to improve communication to develop children’s sense of confidence and self-worth ​ ​ Packer, L. E. & S. K. Pruitt. (2010). Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers: Teaching Students with Tourette’s, Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD and More. Practical suggestions about strategies for dealing with students with multiple difficulties. ​ ​ Rief, S. F. (2005). How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD, 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for teachers of children with ADHD ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ For Parents & Teachers of Teens ​ Dendy, C. A. Z. (1995). Teenagers With ADD: A Parents’ Guide. Bethesda,MD: Woodbine House, Inc. A hands-on guide for parents and professionals about the issues and challenges of daily life faced by teens with ADHD. Written by a mom who has “been there” ​ ​ Dendy, C. A. Z. (2000). Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD. Bethesda,MD: Woodbine House. A reference guide for parents and teachers loaded with strategies, interventions, and tips to create a positive learning experience ​ ​ Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., & Wilson, W. (2003). Buzzed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. The straight facts about the most used & abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy. An informative book for adults and adolescents about substance abuse ​ ​ Snyder, J. M. (2001). AD/HD & Driving. Whitefish: Whitefish Consultants. A guide for parents and teens with ADHD that addresses specific problems and issues of teenage drivers ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ For Teens with ADHD ​ Dendy, C. A. Z., & Zeigler, A. (2003). A Bird’s-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors. Cedar Bluff: Cherish the Children. A book for teens, written by teens living with the challenges of ADHD that offers advice and strategies ​ ​ Nadeau, K. G. (1998). Help4ADD@High School. Bethesda: Advantage Books. An excellent user friendly guide for teens with ADD ​ ​ Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., & Wilson, W. (2008). Buzzed-3rd Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Straight facts about the most used & abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy. An informative book for adults and adolescents about substance abuse ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ For College Students with ADHD ​ Mooney, J. and D. Cole (2000). Learning Outside the Lines. New York: Simon & Schuster. Two Ivy League students with ADHD and learning disorders offer witty and practical advice on strategies to survive and thrive in the learning environment of colleges and universities. ​ ​ Bramer, J. S. (1996) Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorders. Vignettes that illustrate frustrations and effective strategies for college students with ADHD. ​ ​ Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., & Wilson, W. (2003). Buzzed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Straight facts about the most used & abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy. An informative book for adults and adolescents about substance abuse ​ ​ Quinn, P. O., N.A. Ratey, & T.L. Maitlin. (2000). Coaching College Students with AD/HD. Silver Spring, MD: Advantage Books. A useful resource about difficulties with time and task management experienced by many college students with ADHD. Offers suggestions for those who want to assist these students. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ For Adults with ADHD ​ Hallowell, E. M., & Ratey, J. J. (1994). Driven to Distraction. New York: Random House. A very popular overview of ADHD by psychiatrists who understand it from their own experience. ​ ​ Hallowell, E. M., & Ratey, J. J. (2005). Delivered From Distraction. New York: Random House. Very readable description of how those with ADHD can understand themselves in more adaptive and hopeful ways. ​ ​ Hallowell, E. M. & Hallowell, S. G. (2010). Married to Distraction. New York: Ballantine. A compassionate and sensible approach to help couples with or without a partner having ADHD to deal constructively with distractions and disruptions to intimacy in their relationships. ​ ​ Solden, S. (2012). Women With Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life. Grass Valley, CA: Underwood Books. A well written guide that describes the unique perspective of women with ADD ​ ​ Nadeau, K. G., & Quinn, P. O. (Eds.). (2002). Understanding Women with AD/HD. Silver Spring: Advantage Books. Addresses issues faced by women with ADHD at all stages of life ​ ​ Barkley, R. A. and Benton, C. M. (2010). Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. New York: Guilford. A comprehensive overview of practical information about ADHD in adulthood and strategies for improving difficulties in education, work, finances, social relationships, etc. ​ ​ Nadeau, K. G. (1997). ADD in the Workplace: Choices, Changes and Challenges. New York: Brunner/Mazel. A user friendly guide for ADD adults covering both general and more specific issues regarding work and careers ​ ​ Nadeau, K. G. (1996). Adventures in Fast Forward: Life, Love and Work for the ADD Adult. New York: Brunner/Mazel. A great book for ADD adults with workable coping strategies for living ​ ​ Pera, G. (2008). Is it You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.: Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder. San Francisco: 1201 Alarm Press. A perceptive description of multiple ways in which ADHD problems can cause both partners in a relationship to become demoralized or caught up in chronic conflict. Includes multiple examples of useful strategies to deal with such problems ​ ​ Kohlberg, Judith and Nadeau, K. G (2002). ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. New York: Brunner-Routledge. Practical advice on how to organize time, money and stuff ​ ​ Tuckman, A. (2009) More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Stories for Adults with ADHD. Plantation, FL. Specialty Press. Sensible descriptions of practical problems of adults with ADHD and strategies to overcome them ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Books for Children ​ Corman, C. L., & Trevino, E. (1995). Eukee the Jumpy Jumpy Elephant. Plantation: Specialty Press, Inc. An upbeat positive message of success for young children with ADD, ages 3-8 ​ ​ Galvin, M. (1988). Otto Learns About His Medicine. New York: Magination Press. A children’s story about a fidgety car who needs medication to control his hyperactivity, ages 3-8 ​ ​ Levine, M. (1990). Keeping A Head in School. Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, Inc. A large print collection of stories for young readers about learning abilities and learning disorders, ages 5-8 ​ ​ Levine, M. (1993). All Kinds of Minds. Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, Inc. A guide for students in upper elementary and middle school about learning abilities and learning disorders, ages 9-13 ​ ​ Gehret, J. (1990). The Don’t-give-up Kid and Learning Differences. Fairport: Verbal Images Press. A positive, uplifting story about learning differences, ages 5-10 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Books about, Education, Learning Disabilities and Teaching Strategies ​ Anderson, W., Chitwood, S., & Hayden, D. (1997). Negotiating the Special Education Maze. (Third Ed.). Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. A guide to understanding the special education system and making it work for individual families. A must for families seeking special education services for their child ​ ​ Osman, B. B. (1997). Learning Disabilities and ADHD. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Practical strategies and useful advice on learning disabilities. Clearly organized by topic so readers can find areas of particular concern or interest ​ ​ Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming Dyslexia. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. A book about children and adults with reading problems ​ ​ Silver, L. B. (1992). The Misunderstood Child. (2nd ed.). Bradenton: HSI and TAB Books. A guide for parents that discusses learning disabilities, ADHD, psychological, emotional and social development as well as diagnosis and treatment ​ ​ Berninger, V. W. and T. L. Richards (2002). Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists. New York: Academic Press. Very useful textbook linking problems in brain function with practical problems in learning and teaching of reading, writing and math. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Asperger’s Syndrome ​ Attwood, T. (2007). The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Very readable book that describes Asperger’s disorder for parents and professionals ​ ​ Jackson, L. (2002). Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Written by a teen with Asperger Syndrome, practical first hand experiences offer guidance for adolescents with Asperger’s ​ ​ Lovecky, D. (2004). Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other Learning Deficits. New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Descriptions of the special strengths and difficulties experienced by many children who are extremely bright and talented, but also impaired by ADHD, Asperger’s and related problems ​ ​ Myles, B. S., & Southwick, J. (1999). Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments. Shawnee Mission: Autism Asperger Publishing Co. Practical solutions for tantrums, meltdowns, and rage. Geared more toward classroom management ​ ​ Tanguay, P. B. (2001). Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home. Philadelphia: Jessica Kinglsey Publishers. A valuable, easy to use reference that parents can turn to again and again, filled with strategies and suggestions to help NVLD kids at home ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Bipolar Disorder ​ Jamison, K. R. (1995). An Unquiet Mind. New York: Vintage Books. A personal memoir of a successful medical school professor who suffers from bipolar disorder. Moving and enlightening ​ ​ Waltz, M. (2000). Bipolar Disorders. Sebastopol: O’Reilly & Associates, Inc. A comprehensive look at bipolar disorders in children and adolescents, description of the disorders, diagnosis, medications, life and school issues ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ​ Neqiroglu, F., & Yaryura-Tobia, J. (1995). Over and Over Again. New York: Lexington Books. An informative book about obsessive compulsive disorder that combines the latest scientific knowledge and practical suggestions for self-help ​ ​ Rapoport, J. L. (1989). The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing. New York: E. P. Dutton. A collection of personal stories from people who have obsessive compulsive disorder about their experiences and successes with the disorder ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Substance Abuse Disorders ​ Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., & Wilson, W. (2008). Buzzed-3rd Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Straight facts about the most used & abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy. An informative book for adults and adolescents about substance abuse ​ ​ Denning, P., Little, J. & Glickman, A. (2004). Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol. New York: Guilford Press. While some need a “total abstinence” approach to recovery from substance abuse, others benefit from this “harm reduction” approach that works to maintain limited use with less damaging effects ​ ​ Beattie, M. (1992). Codependent No More. Center City, MN: Hazelden. Useful advice for those who care about someone suffering from addiction. Emphasizes the need to avoid excessive efforts to control them, for the sake of both parties ​ ​ Richandson, W. (1997). The Link Between A.D.D. & Addiction. Colorado Springs: Pinon Press. A guide for adults to understand the relationship between ADD and addictions. Insightful, practical strategies for recovery ​

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