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Expert Answers Guide: Understanding AD/HD - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management, and Myths

Download this informative guide to AD/HD by psychologist Sam Goldstein.

By Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

In this exclusive series, Dr. Sam Goldstein answers the following questions about AD/HD:

  • What is the relationship between AD/HD & self-control?
  • What's the best way to evaluate for AD/HD?
  • What will lead a child with AD/HD to a positive future?
  • What are the criteria for diagnosing AD/HD?
  • How are AD/HD and common coexisting conditions related?
  • What are some myths about people with AD/HD?

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and member of the faculty of the University of Utah. He is one of today's leading clinicians, speakers, and authorities on child development and neuropsychology. Dr. Goldstein has authored over 100 scholarly publications, including eighteen texts, book chapters, peer reviewed research and informational articles for parents and professionals.

Download this Expert Answers series (18 pages), print, and go! (Note: You need the Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader software in order to download the files.)

Other articles by Dr. Goldstein on this site:

AD/HD and Adolescence: A Formula for Risk and Vulnerability

Risky Behavior in Teens with AD/HD

Foundations for Resilience in Teens with AD/HD

Controversial Treatments for Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

A much sought after speaker and expert witness, Dr. Goldstein is known for his ability to summarize and present current research in practical ways.

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Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah, a Research Professor of Psychology at George Mason University and Director of the Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders, author, co-author or editor of 26 books and dozens of book chapters and peer reviewed research articles.

Comments from readers

"My name is Ulla, I'm 36 and study for a bachelor in social education, in Denmark. Thank you for writing in a way, so odernary peole can read it. I¨m trying to find a connection between AD/HD and lack of care. My questionis: If a child grows up with lack of care. Can a scan of the brain show damage because of this issue. And if: is it then the same pattern like a child with AD/HD. Best regard Ulla Kampmann"