Brilliant, a book about ADHD from the UK perspective, Alison and Jon write all the things those who are starting on the road to ADHD want and need to know. They offer practical advice not just to professionals but to parents alike, they discuss the here and now of initial diagnosis and treatment options for children with ADHD and long term prospects including a section on adult ADD, looking into all the questions of treatment options and self help support.
Munden and Arcelus are two child psychiatrists who share a special interest in AD/HD, and who are involved not just in clinical practice, but also in research and training in this field. They therefore have both a theoretical and a practical understanding of the condition, and the AD/HD Handbook benefits considerably from this double expertise. The authors are child and adolescent psychiatrists and the book reflects their medical training and thinking. Yet, unlike some other books based on a medical of disability, the volume does suggest in a number of places that the characteristics of ADHD can, in fact, be strengths rather than deficits in many situations.