What You Need to Know about ADHD
by Victor B. Stolberg
August 2019, 198pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-6181-9
$45, £35, 40€, A62
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An estimated 6.4 million American children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, making it the most common psychiatric disorder among children and adolescents in the United States.

This book offers an accessibly written introduction to ADHD, focusing on the topics that matter most to readers. The information it provides makes it an indispensable resource for anyone whose life is affected—directly or indirectly—by this disorder.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that may lead to difficulties paying attention, problems controlling behavior, and excessive activity. What You Need to Know about ADHD conveys what individuals and families affected by ADHD need to know about it in order to manage its symptoms and to help their loved ones to grow.

This book is a part of Greenwood’s Inside Diseases and Disorders series, which profiles a variety of physical and psychological conditions, distilling and consolidating vast collections of scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of “Top 10” essential questions begins each book, providing quick-access answers to readers’ most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easily navigable structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic. In addition to covering basics such as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, books in this series delve into issues that are less commonly addressed but critical to understand, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book and are accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations.


  • Approaches the subject in a holistic manner, covering often-overlooked areas such as societal perceptions and impacts on family and friends
  • Provides quick answers to the questions that readers are most likely to have in an Essential Questions section that also serves as a springboard for understanding the content of the book in greater depth
  • Provides relatable, real-world examples of concepts discussed in Case Illustrations
  • Points readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites in an annotated Directory of Resources guiding further study and research
Victor B. Stolberg is assistant professor/counselor at Essex County College, in Newark, New Jersey, where he previously directed the Office of Disability Support Services and the Office of the Substance Abuse Coordinator. His previously published works include Painkillers: History, Science, and Issues and ADHD Medications: History, Science, and Issues, both in Greenwood’s The Story of a Drug series. He has delivered hundreds of presentations and has authored or coauthored more than 200 publications. He holds nine master’s degrees from Montclair State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, the State University of New York at Cortland, and the University of Buffalo.

Inside Diseases and Disorders

Greenwood’s Inside Diseases and Disorders series explores some of the key diseases and disorders, both physical and psychological, affecting the world today. Each book examines a condition holistically, covering such topics as signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, diagnosis and management, and prevention. They also address broader issues of vital importance, including the effects on family and friends and medical and societal controversies related to the condition. Every book lists 10 “essential questions” readers are likely to have and features engaging case studies that offer real-world insights.
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