The Science of ADHD

The Science of ADHD : A Guide for Parents and Professionals

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The Science of ADHD addresses the scientific status of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in an informed and accessible way, without recourse to emotional or biased viewpoints. The author utilises the very latest studies to present a reasoned account of ADHD and its treatment. Provides an up-to-date account of the neuroscience of ADHD, and the limitations of such research Addresses the scientific status of ADHD from an objective and evidence-based standpoint without recourse to emotional and uninformed argument Describes and discusses the ever increasing scientific evidence As a parent of a child with ADHD, the author has first-hand experience of the subject matter, and a unique understanding of the information parents require on the subject
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  • 150 x 250 x 15mm | 666g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • 1444328174
  • 9781444328172

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Preface. 1. What is ADHD? 2. Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Comorbidity. 3. Causality and the environmental hypotheses of ADHD. 4. Psychological theories of ADHD. 5. The Genetics of ADHD. 6. The Neuroscience of ADHD. 7. Psychostimulant Treatment of ADHD. 8. Non-stimulant Medication and Non-pharmacological Treatment. 9. Addiction, Reward and ADHD. 10. The Past, Present and Future Science of ADHD. Glossary. References. Index.
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Review quote

"This is a really useful book and covers just about everything you want to know about ADHD." ( Young Minds Magazine , 21 March 2013) "Overall the book provides an excellent platform, and the impressive list of references means that the reader can explore much farther in their area of interest." (The Psychologist, 1 July 2011)
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About Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler is Principal Lecturer in Psychobiology at London Metropolitan University. Chandler's research interests have previously centred on the role of dopamine in behaviour. He is currently involved in projects researching the addiction and changes that can occur in information processing. He teaches on the biological aspects of behaviour, including ADHD and addiction.
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