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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Adhd Research Developments

Author : Michelle P. Larimer
ISBN : 1594541574
Genre : Psychology
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ADHD is characterised by learning and behavioural problems including short attention span, impulsivity, hyperactivity and impairments in perceptual, language and motor skills. Between 4-10 per cent of school-age children are believed to have it with boys outnumbering girls 2-3 to one. An adult form is also now recognised. The symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder are caused by a neurological dysfunction within the brain. The underlying physiological mechanism which causes Attention Deficit Disorder is still not thoroughly understood and remains under intense scientific study. It is presumed that brain chemistry is out of balance and that specific chemicals called neurotransmitters may be lacking in individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder. Leading-edge research from around the world is presented in this new volume.

100 Questions Answers About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Adhd In Women And Girls

Author : Dr. Patricia Quinn
ISBN : 1449633331
Genre : Medical
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If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or the parent of a girl with the condition, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls provides authoritative, practical answers to common questions about this disorder. Written by a renowned ADHD specialist, this book presents important information about common symptoms, the diagnosis process, management, and sources of support for women and girls with ADHD. An invaluable resource, this book provides the necessary tools for anyone coping with the emotional turmoil caused by ADHD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Handbook

Author : J. Gordon Millichap
ISBN : 1441913971
Genre : Medical
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An expanded, updated, and revised edition, the ADHD Handbook, second edition covers recent advances in causes and management of ADHD, and includes more than 400 scientific references to peer-reviewed articles. It provides answers to the numerous questions that surround ADHD, including how is it diagnosed? What causes ADHD? What are the risks of associated learning and behavior disorders, tics, seizures, and headaches? What treatments are available? What are the choices of medications and the risks of side effects? How can adverse effects be avoided? What are the alternatives to medication? Do children outgrow ADHD, and how long is treatment required? ADHD Handbook is written for neurologists, pediatricians, practicing physicians, residents, fellows and students of medicine, psychologists, educators, occupational and speech therapists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers. It also offers parents a readable, but uniquely well documented and objective account of ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, medications, alternative treatments, and management.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults

Author : Russell Barkley
ISBN : 9781449671389
Genre : Medical
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was once considered a childhood disorder that would be outgrown but is now recognized as a disease that can persist into adulthood and even for a lifetime. ADHD in Adults is a quick, easy-to-use reference for practitioners providing critical information about ADHD in adults. Written by the leading authority on ADHD, Dr. Barkley discusses causes, assessment and diagnosis, and treatment options with clear explanations. This essential guide features sidebars, definitions, references, and end-of-chapter key concepts review. ADHD in Adults is a must-have resource for every practitioner caring for adults with ADHD.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adulthood

Author : Santo J. Triolo
ISBN : 0876308906
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Most clinicians rely on only an interview to diagnose ADHD in adults. With the recent media "overkill" about ADHD, more and more patients have already read numerous articles and books about the topic making it even harder for practitioners to differentiate between symptoms due to ADHD and symptoms of a hypersensitive patient. As a result, the clinician should no longer rely on just an interview but a more sphoisticated and reliable method. Attention Deficit: A Practitioner's Handbook offers practical guidance to diagnose ADHD with special consideration to comorbid and differential diagnoses. This volume also challenges practitioners to move beyond current diagnostic criteria and presents arguments for standardized testing in addition to the traditional interview. Insightful commentaries on major points of current controversy in this area of study are also highlighted. Dr. Triolo, author of the Attention Deficit Scales for Adults (ADSA), also discusses theoretical perspectives of ADHD and bridges the gap between the research and clinical practice. A most practical volume that clinicians will appreciate in their library.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author : David Gozal
ISBN : 9781592598915
Genre : Medical
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder At Home And At School

Author : Patricia R. Nelson
ISBN : 9780595098347
Genre : Education
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A child is failing academically, socially or behaviorally and it could be because of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. But what does that mean? How can you be certain? How can you help? Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder at Home and at School provides a practical understanding of ADHD and its impact on a child's performance. This inherited signal processing disorder of bright, intelligent and creative children is explained in a manner that enables parents and teachers to recognize and help ADHD children. Parents and teachers are provided detailed advice as to their role in diagnosis, finding the optimum medication treatment plan, establishing social, behavioral, and environmental interventions, monitoring treatment, and coping with neurological based learning disabilities. The book explains how to develop a "time on task" record, a trial medication rating form, a medicine level schedule, and a treatment review form. Also included are examples of schoolwork demonstrating the immediate effect of medication in the areas of listening skills, visual motor skills, handwriting and overall performance. Other schoolwork samples demonstrate specific learning disabilities and the outcome of coping skills and by-pass strategies. There are over 40 pages of typical problems and specific suggestions on how to help.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author : Keith McBurnett
ISBN : 1420017144
Genre : Medical
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Compiling the expertise and research of many of the most widely-cited opinion leaders in the field, this reference spans the etiology, assessment, and management of ADHD and covers all the essential data required to care for patients with this disorder including clinical definitions, psychosocial management approaches, medication dosing ranges, and trends in public policy and third-party reimbursement.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Third Edition

Author : Russell A. Barkley
ISBN : 9781606237502
Genre : Psychology
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This handbook presents extensive knowledge on the nature, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. Provided are authoritative guidelines for understanding and managing the challenges ADHD poses to children, adolescents, and adults in a range of settings. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points. Note: Practitioners wishing to implement the assessment and treatment recommendations in the Handbook are advised to purchase the companion Workbook, which contains a full set of forms, questionnaires, and handouts, in a large-size format with permission to photocopy.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author : Lily Hechtman
ISBN : 9780190213589
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The book provides a comprehensive summary of the best known and most highly respected well-controlled long-term prospective follow-up studies in ADHD. These studies followed children with ADHD and matched controls into young adulthood (mean age 20-25 years) and middle-age (mean age 41 years). They explore a wide variety of outcome areas, e.g. education, occupation, emotional and psychiatric functioning, substance use and abuse, sexual behavior, as well as legal problems. One chapter focuses particularly on the outcome of girls with ADHD. Outcome areas explored are thus comprehensive and clinically very relevant. The book also explores the possible predictors of adult outcome. A whole chapter is devoted to treatment (medication and psychosocial) as a predictor of outcome. In addition to treatment, predictors explored include characteristics of the child (e.g., IQ, severity of initial ADHD symptoms, initial comorbidity characteristics of the family, e.g., socioeconomic status, single parenthood, parental pathology, and family functioning. In a summary chapter, the impact and importance of these various predictors in different outcome areas, e.g. education, occupation, emotional/social functioning, antisocial behavior, substance use and abuse and risky sexual and driving behaviors are explored. In summary, the book provides a comprehensive view of the prognosis, e.g., long-term outcome of ADHD and key factors which can influence this outcome. Professionals and the general public will thus get a clear view of what can happen to children with ADHD as they proceed through adolescence and adulthood and address important prognostic and predictive factors in their treatment approaches to ensure better long-term outcome in patients with ADHD.

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