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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : From Genes to Patients

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral disorder affecting 5-10% of children and adolescents and 3% of adults. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: From Genes to Patients aims to provide a comp- hensive, state-of-the-art overview of the critical aspects of ADHD, and hopefully will serve as a quick and up-to-date reference source for professionals with an int- est in ADHD. The book is divided into three major areas that follow an historical survey. The first group of chapters deals with current theories on the pathophysiology of ADHD, and focuses on neurotransmitters and the contributions and validity of animal m- els. The second section emphasizes the evaluation and treatment of patients with ADHD, from the day-to-day approach by the clinical psychologist to the more sophisticated anatomical and functional imaging strategies that have emerged in the last decade. In addition, chapters dealing with specific impairments, such as those pertaining to reading, social interaction, and working memory, are also included for more detailed analysis of these important aspects and their respective contributions to global functioning. The third and final section provides an expanded review on the pharmacotherapy of ADHD and the appropriate methods for selection of specific drugs for individual patients based on drug kinetics and gene expression. David Gozal, MD Dennis L. Molfese, PhD vii CONTENTS Dedication ...v Preface...vii Contributors...xi 1 Historical Aspects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...1 Roscoe A. Dykman 2 Scanning the Genome for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 185.4 x 256.5 x 38.1mm | 1,338.11g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • 24 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 1588293122
  • 9781588293121

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From the reviews: "This volume, part of the Series Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience is written by clinical and basic scientists. It reviews in 22 chapters the etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology and treatment of ADHD. ... Of interest to psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 3 (4), June, 2006)show more

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral disorder affecting 5-10% of children and adolescents and 3% of adults. In Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: From Genes to Patients, expert psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacologists, and pharmaceutical scientists from around the world comprehensively review all critical aspects of our latest understanding of ADHD. The authors emphasize the evaluation and treatment of patients with ADHD, moving from the day-to-day approach by the clinical psychologist to the more sophisticated anatomical and functional imaging strategies that have emerged in the last decade. Specific impairments, such as reading disabilities, social difficulties, and limited working memory are analyzed in detail, as well as for their respective contributions to global functioning. Additional chapters explain, in a readable style, current theories on the pathophysiology of ADHD, focusing on neurotransmitters and the insights gained from animal models. An expanded review of the pharmacotherapy of ADHD includes appropriate methods for selecting of specific drugs for individual patients based on drug kinetics and gene expression. Comprehensive and state of the art, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: From Genes to Patients offers pediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists an authoritative guide to understanding the pathophysiology, symptomatology, evaluation, and treatment of patients with ADHD.show more

Table of contents

Historical Aspects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Roscoe A. Dykman Scanning the Genome for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Aiveen Kirley Dopamine Knockouts and Behavior Davide Viggiano, Daniela Vallone, Lucia A. Ruocco, and Adolfo G. Sadile The SHR as a Model of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Vivienne Ann Russell The Roles of Norepinephrine and Serotonin in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Robert D. Oades Intermittent Hypoxia During Sleep as a Model of Environmental (Nongenetic) Contributions to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Barry W. Row and David Gozal The Psychological Evaluation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in School-Aged Children: A Clinical Approach Based on Recent Practice Guidelines Dean W. Beebe Executive Function Martha Bridge Denckla The Neuropsychology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Validity of the Executive Function Hypothesis Erik G. Willcutt, Kimberly Brodsky, Nomita Chhabildas, Michelle Shanahan, Benjamin Yerys, Ashley Scott, and Bruce F. Pennington Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities Stephen R. Hooper and Emily A. Williams Selective Attention Deficits in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Review of Behavioral and Electrophysiological Studies Lisa M. Jonkman Working Memory in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Jack Stevens Developmental Underpinnings of the Association of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Its Subtypes to Neuropsychological and Academic Weaknesses Tuija Aro, Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Anne-Mari Lapvetelainen, and Heikki Lyytinen Social Functioning of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Hana Tur-Kaspa Reading Disabilities in ChildrenWith Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Juliana S. Bloom, Carlin J. Miller, Mauricio A. Garcia, and George W. Hynd Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Brain: Evidence From Electrophysiological Studies Alexandra P. Fonaryova-Key, Melissa Ferguson and Dennis L. Molfese Anatomical and Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Children and Adolescents With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Jonathan C. Pfeifer, Melissa DelBello, and Scott Holland State Regulation and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Jaap van der Meere Sleep and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Louise M. O'Brien and David Gozal Neuropsychological Performance in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Lisa Lee Weyandt Psychostimulants in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Theoretical and Practical Issues for the Community Practitioner Daniel F. Connor Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Drug Interactions: Methylphenidate, Amphetamine or Atomoxetine in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder John S. Markowitz and Kennerly S. Patrick Indexshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "This volume, part of the Series Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience is written by clinical and basic scientists. It reviews in 22 chapters the etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology and treatment of ADHD. ... Of interest to psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 3 (4), June, 2006)show more