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ADHD in adults : characterization, diagnosis, and treatment

Author: Jan K Buitelaar; Cornelis C Kan; Philip Asherson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Although the phenomenon of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is well described in children, it is now thought that in up to 60% of cases the symptoms persist into adulthood. This volume reviews our growing knowledge of adult ADHD and presents a transatlantic perspective on the identification, assessment and treatment of the disorder. The introductory section covers the history of ADHD, as well as the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan K Buitelaar; Cornelis C Kan; Philip Asherson
ISBN: 9780521864312 0521864313
OCLC Number: 630513697
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Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. The course and persistence of ADHD throughout the life-cycle J. Biederman and J. Buitelaar; 2. The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD R. Kessler, J. Buitelaar, Lenard Russell Barkley, J. Biederman, C. Conners, Larry Greenhill, David Shaw and T. Spencer; 3. Gender issues in adult ADHD P. Quinn; 4. The consequences of ADHD in adulthood: educational, vocational and relational impairments T. Spencer; 5. Neurobiology of ADHD J. Krause, Klaus-Henning Krause and Martin Ohlmeier; 6. Quantitative and molecular genetic studies of adult ADHD P. Asherson, S. Faraone and F. Levy; 7. Structural and functional MRI findings in adults with ADHD Y. Paloyelis; 8. Evoked response potentials in adults with ADHD G. McLoughlin; 9. Positron Emission Tomography findings in adults with ADHD M. Mehta; 10. Diagnosing ADHD in adults L. Adler and David Shaw; 11. Neurocognitive characteristics of adults with ADHD J. Dowson and Andrew Blackwell; 12. Adult ADHD and mood disorders T. Brown; 13. Adult ADHD and anxiety disorders M. Weiss; 14. Adult ADHD and substance use disorders T. Wilens; 15. Adult ADHD and organic brain disorders A. Niemela and H. Niederhofer; 16. Autism spectrum disorders overlap ADHD in adults C. Gillberg; 17. Adult ADHD and learning disorders K. Xenitidis; 18. Adult ADHD and personality disorders F. van Dijk and Henrik Anckarsater; 19. Psychostimulants for adult ADHD T. Spencer and J. Biederman; 20. The use of non-stimulant drugs in the treatment of adult ADHD W. Verbeeck; 21. Medication management in adult ADHD S. Kooij; 22. Abuse potential of stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD S.H. Kollins; 23. Psycho-education for adults with ADHD: impressions from the field R. Bruggeman and A. van Lammeren; 24. Coaching of adults with ADHD D. Ryffel; 25. Clinical applications of research on the psychosocial treatment of adult ADHD M. McDermott; 26. EEG biofeedback for adult ADHD Y. Ginsberg; 27. Alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD A. Arnold and S. Spetie; Appendices; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Jan K. Buitelaar, Cornelis C. Kan, Philip Asherson.
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