How does ADHD manifest itself in adult life? In general, the authors write, hyperactivity tends to diminish with age, impulsivity changes quality, and attention problems remain the same although they may become more disabling as organizational demands increase. The authors carefully answer the questions often posed by professionals and patients about these symptoms and other issues. They describe the diagnostic interview and the use of rating scales and include examples of the scales. They also provide a well-balanced review of associated psychiatric conditions, such as mood and anxiety disorders, Tourette's syndrome, oppositional and conduct problems, and substance abuse. Descriptions of all the primary approaches to treatment-medication, psychological therapies, and environmental restructuring-include vivid case examples.
Margaret Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of research for the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Children's and Women's Health Centre in British Columbia. Lily Trokenberg Hechtman, M.D.C.M., is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and director of research for the Division of Child Psychiatry at McGill University. Gabrielle Weiss, M.D.C.M., is a professor of psychiatry and a staff psychiatrist at the Children's and Women's Health Centre in British Columbia.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 ADHD in Adulthood: An Introduction CHAPTER 2 The Assessment CHAPTER 3 ADHD and Other Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity CHAPTER 4 Difficult Diagnoses CHAPTER 5 The Psychoeducational Approach CHAPTER 6 Medication for ADHD CHAPTER 7 Medication for ADHD with Comorbid Conditions CHAPTER 8 Psychological Therapies CHAPTER 9 Environmental Restructuring: School and Work CHAPTER 10 ADHD in the Family and in the Community CHAPTER 11 Living with ADHD: A Family Looks at Itself CHAPTER 12 Future Directions, Future Challenges APPENDIX 1 Adult Self-Report Inventory-4 APPENDIX 2 Adult Inventory-4 APPENDIX 3 Domains of Impairment Summary Form Index