Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurobehavioral disorder characterized by persistent and often acute distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is a condition usually associated with children but in recent years the diagnosis of ADHD in adults has risen significantly. ADHD often coexists with a wide array of other psychiatric illnesses, including depression and bipolar disorder, thus complicating its assessment and management. In Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children, a team of world renowned experts bring together the recent research in this area and cover the history, diagnosis, epidemiology, comorbidity, neuroimaging, and a full spectrum of clinical options for the management of ADHD. The wide ranging, detailed coverage in this text will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, coaches, physicians, or anyone who wants to develop a deeper understanding of the etiology, characteristics, developmental process, diagnostics, and range of treatment modalities.
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Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 b/w illus. 28 tables
  • 1139035495
  • 9781139035491

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"This book has been developed for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and even coaches, or anyone seeking to understand this condition at a deeper level, particularly its characteristics, etiology, features, and various current treatment modalities."
Sonu Chandiram, Biz India
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Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introduction Joseph Biederman; 2. History of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) C. Keith Conners; 3. Diagnosing ADHD in children and adults Lenard A. Adler, David M. Shaw, Kimberly Kovacs and Samuel Alperin; 4. The epidemiology and societal burden of ADHD John Fayyad and Ronald C. Kessler; 5. Functional impairment in ADHD Margaret Weiss; 6. Beyond DSM-IV diagnostic criteria: what changed and what should have changed in DSM-5 Russell A. Barkley; 7. Conceptual issues in understanding comorbidity in ADHD Steven R. Pliszka; 8. Bipolar disorder and ADHD: comorbidity throughout the lifecycle Gagan Joshi and Janet Wozniak; 9. Assessment and treatment of depressive disorders in adults with ADHD Jefferson B. Prince; 10. Comorbidity of ADHD and anxiety disorders: diagnosis and treatment across the lifespan Beth Krone and Jeffrey Newcorn; 11. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the substance use disorders in ADHD Timothy E. Wilens and Nicholas R. Morrison; 12. ADHD and learning disorders Lisa G. Hahn and Joel E. Morgan; 13. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder Alison M. Cohn and Andrew Adesman; 14. Mimics of ADHD: medical and neurological conditions Phillip L. Pearl, Roy E. Weiss and Mark A. Stein; 15. Catecholamine influences on prefrontal cortex circuits and function Amy F. T. Arnsten and Craig W. Berridge; 16. Molecular genetics of ADHD Guy M. L. Perry and Stephen V. Faraone; 17. Neuroimaging of ADHD Jesse M. Jun and F. Xavier Castellanos; 18. Neuropsychological testing Joel E. Morgan, Kira E. Armstrong and Lisa G. Hahn; 19. ADHD diagnostic and symptom assessment scales for adults Lenard A. Adler, David M. Shaw and Samuel Alperin; 20. Assessment of ADHD in children and adolescents Mark A. Stein, Laura Hans and Sonali Nanayakkara; 21. Stimulant medication in children and adolescents Jonathan R. Stevens and Timothy E. Wilens; 22. Non-stimulant treatment of ADHD Juan D. Pedraza and Jeffrey H. Newcorn; 23. Pharmacotherapy of ADHD in adults Jefferson B. Prince, Nicholas R. Morrison and Timothy E. Wilens; 24. Psychosocial treatment of ADHD in adults Mary V. Solanto; 25. Complementary and alternative treatments for pediatric and adult ADHD Nicholas Lofthouse, Elizabeth Hurt and L. Eugene Arnold; 26. Preschool ADHD treatment Brigette S. Vaughan, Joan M. Daughton and Christopher J. Kratochvil; 27. ADHD and smoking Scott Haden Kollins and Francis Joseph McClernon; 28. ADHD and Tourette's disorder Barbara J. Coffey and Rahil Jummani; 29. Sustainable change: treatment adherence in ADHD Michael J. Manos; 30. College students with ADHD J. Russell Ramsay and Anthony L. Rostain; Index.
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About Lenard A. Adler

Lenard Adler is Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, NY, USA. Thomas J. Spencer is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Associate Chief, Clinical and Research in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. Timothy Wilens is Director at the Center for Addiction Medicine and Senior Staff in Child Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
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