Adolescents and ADD: Gaining the Advantage

Pages: 128
Size: 6 " x 9"
Age Range: 12-15
Item #: 4414703
ISBN: 978-0-945354-70-3
List Price: $12.95
Copyright: 1995
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Being a teenager is tough enough—being a teenager with ADD can sometimes seem impossible! These students may suddenly find that their work at school is getting harder and the teachers more demanding. Even students who were diagnosed with ADD when they were younger may suddenly find themselves overwhelmed as they enter middle or high school.

Adolescents and ADD is written for students diagnosed with ADD and their parents to better adjust to the new challenges facing them as they enter middle or high school. This practical book is filled with valuable advice from doctors and, most importantly, other students with ADD who have experienced the same fears, successes, and disappointments as the student just entering his or her teenage years.

About the Author

Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. Dr. Quinn obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. She completed a pediatric internship at Georgetown University Medical Center, a pediatric fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Georgetown Hospital, and a Pediatric Level 2 residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about ADHD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on the topic. In the last decade, she has devoted her attention professionally to the issues confronting girls and women with ADD (ADHD) with a particular interest on the relationship of a mother and child with ADHD. She also feels a strong commitment to working with teenagers and college students with ADHD, helping them to identify and manage issues specific to their age group. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award.

Reviews & Awards

Combines professional guidance with empathic input by teens who are walking the ADD road. Direction and hope are the results. I wholeheartedly endorse it.
—Lynn Weiss, PhD, Clinical Consultant and Co-Founder, The Lynn Weiss ADD Center for Adults and Teens

[The author] never loses sight of her audience. She defines ADD, explains diagnostic criteria, and discusses treatments in straightforward prose that is never patronizing. She uses a question-and-answer format throughout much of the book, anticipating virtually any questions readers might have.
School Library Journal