Fall 2024

Beyond Distraction

Understanding ADHD

From the Series Healthy Living Library

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the second most impactful condition on young people’s health in the United States.

But ADHD is a complex disorder and is often misunderstood or stereotyped as just a few symptoms. ADHD may present with many different symptoms. Social factors such as age can also affect how the disorder manifests. Recognizing the breadth and complexity of ADHD helps people not only support someone with the disorder but also understand what their options are if they are diagnosed.

This timely guide explains the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of ADHD and covers ongoing research into the disorder, coping strategies, and treatments such as therapy options and medication. Find out more about ADHD and gain resources for understanding, treating, and living with it in Beyond Distraction.

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On pre-order until 09/10/2024
On pre-order until 09/10/2024
On pre-order until 09/10/2024
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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2025
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2024-09-10
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN059000, YAN051230, YAN024100
Dewey 618.92/8589
Dimensions 6 x 9
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Amy Farrar

Amy Farrar is a professional freelance writer and editor. She has written three books that have been published, including Global Warming: Essential Viewpoints, published by Abdo Publishing Company in 2007, The Indispensable Field Guide to Freelance Writing, published on Amazon.com in 2009, and ADHD, published by Lerner Publishing in 2010. Amy’s articles have also been published in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, The Saint Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Bride Magazine, Wisconsin Bride Magazines, and Cats magazine. Amy is also an accomplished freelance editor, and she has edited books, magazines, curriculum guides, and a variety of other content for both print and online venues. Her clients include book publishers, magazines, marketing firms, and individuals, and she is the manager of a group on LinkedIn called Indispensable Freelancers.

Author: Tabitha Moriarty

Tabitha Moriarty is a medical student living in Atlanta, Georgia. She has co-authored several titles in the Healthy Living Library series.


Kirkus Reviews

“A useful compilation of secondary research that supports self-advocacy and caregiving.”—Kirkus Reviews