The Clinician's Guide to ADHD combines the useful diagnostic and treatment approaches advocated in different guidelines with insights from other sources, including recent literature reviews and web resources. The aim is to provide clinicians with clear, concise, and reliable advice on how to approach this complex disorder. The guidelines referred to in compiling the book derive from authoritative sources in different regions of the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. After introductory discussion of epidemiology and etiology, guidance is provided on diagnosis in different age groups, differential diagnosis, assessment for potential comorbidities, and the issue of ADHD and driving. Advice is then given on the appropriate use of pharmacological and psychosocial treatment, the management of adverse events, and follow-up. A series of relevant scales, questionnaires, and websites are also included.
Dr. Joseph Sadek is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the Atlantic Canada Director for Canadian ADHD Resource alliance (CADDRA). He completed his psychiatry residency training at Dalhousie University and his psychopharmacology training at Harvard University. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Sadek also holds a pharmacy degree (BSc Pharm) and an MBA from St. Mary's University in Halifax. Dr. Sadek is the head of the Neurosciences professional competency unit at Dalhousie University and the chair of the suicide task force for the Capital health District Authority and the IWK hospital. He started the first public adult ADHD clinic in Nova Scotia and is the Clinical and academic leader of the Mayflower Unit at The Nova Scotia Hospital. He is heavily involved in both the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has several peer reviewed articles. Dr. Sadek was a member of the CDHA research ethics board from 2002 to 2010, Dalhousei University Senate and he is currently the chair of the investigation committee for the Capital District health Authority. Dr. Sadek received 2 quality awards in 2012 .
Introduction.- History of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.- Epidemiology and Etiology of ADHD.- Impairment in Patients with ADHD.- How to Diagnose ADHD in Children and Adolescents.- How to Diagnose ADHD in Adults .- Differential Diagnosis.- ADHD Comorbidities.- ADHD and Driving.- Pharmacological Management of ADHD.- Management of Adverse Events.- Psychosocial Treatment of ADHD.- Follow-up of Patient with ADHD.- List of scales: children.- List of scales: Adults.- Snap Scale: Children.- Weiss functional impairment scale.- Weiss parent reporting.- Weiss self report.- Adult ADHD self-report scale.- Personal adversity questionnaire.- Personality difficulties questionnaire.- Diagnostic interview for ADHD in adults (diva).