J. Gordon Millichap, MD, FRCP, 253 pp, $14.95, ISBN 0-962-9114-42, Chicago, Ill, PNB Publishers, 1998.
Dr Millichap has been writing about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for more than 30 years and has served as editor for Progress in Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Neurology Briefs from 1987 to 1998. He has written a concise and easy to read book on ADHD aimed at parents, teachers, psychologists, and pediatricians.
The book is divided into 12 chapters, each arranged in a short question and answer format covering most questions thought of by parents and asked of physicians. The first 4 chapters include a definition of ADHD and its causes, symptoms, and diagnosis. There are 3 chapters on conditions that may complicate or may be comorbid with ADHD, including learning and language disabilities, tics, Tourette syndrome, seizures and headaches, and psychiatric disorders. The next 3 chapters cover management, medications, diets, and alternative controversial therapies. The final chapters address prognosis and prevention, management roles, and research goals.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Learning Disorders. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154(5):532-533. doi:10.1001/archpedi.154.5.532