Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder thatcan have serious consequences for academic, emotional, social, and occupational functioning.When ADHD is properly identified and diagnosed, however, there are manyinterventions that have established benefits.This compact and easy to follow guide therefore covers all aspects of the assessmentand management of ADHD in children and adolescents that are relevant in real lifepractice, ranging from diagnosis to the choice of appropriate, empirically supportedinterventions. Both a "how to" reference for use by professional clinicians in their dailywork and an ideal educational reference for students, its most important feature isthat it is practical and reader friendly. Tables, relevant case studies, and marginal notesassist orientation, while suggestions for further reading, support groups, and educationalorganizations provide additional resources. ADHD in adults is covered in a companionvolume in the Advances in Psychotherapy - Evidence-Based Practice series.
Brian P. Daly; PhD; Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Brian P. Daly is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with chronic illness, adolescent health risk behaviors, and delivery of mental health promotion in schools. Aimee Hildenbrand; -; Department of Psychology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Ronald T. Brown, PhD; President of the University of North Texas, Dallas, TX; Ronald T. Brown's research and publications focus on clinical and pediatric psychology. As well as being recipient of numerous awards and grants, he is editor of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice and president-elect of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers.
1 Description1.1 Terminology1.2 Definition1.3 Epidemiology1.4 Course and Prognosis1.5 Differential Diagnosis1.6 Comorbidity1.7 Diagnosis2 Theories and Models of ADHD in Children andAdolescents2.1 Neurobiological Factors in ADHD2.2 Environmental Risk Factors2.3 Psychosocial Factors2.4 Interactions Among Neurobiological,Environmental, and Psychosocial Factors3 Diagnosis and Treatment Indications3.1 Assessment Procedures3.2 The Decision-Making Process3.3 Treatment Considerations4 Treatment4.1 Methods of Treatment4.2 Psychopharmacology4.3 Psychosocial/Behavioral Therapies4.4 Variations and Combinations of Methods4.5 Mechanisms of Action4.6 Treating Children With ADHD and ComorbidConditions4.7 Problems in Carrying Out the Treatments4.8 Efficacy and Prognosis4.9 Multicultural Issues5 Case Vignettes5.1 Lakisha (preschool)5.2 Sean (school age)5.3 Andre (adolescent)6 Further Reading