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
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.
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.