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Clinician's Guide to Adult ADHD Assessment and Intervention

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ISBN-10: 0122870492

ISBN-13: 9780122870491

Edition: 2002

Authors: Sam Goldstein, Anne Teeter Ellison

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This text offers practicing clinicians strategies, interventions, suggestions, guidance and ideas to work with adults struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and is intended as a reference to which clinicians will turn time and time again as issues or problems present themselves. The text will also provide a comprehensive review of the scientific literature and expand the development of an ongoing model to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
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Book details

List price: $91.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 10/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 299
Size: 9.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

An Overview of Childhood and Adolescent ADHD: Understanding the Complexities of Development into the Adult Years
Transactional Model of ADHD: Impact of Biogenetic, Neuropsychological, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Deficits
Interaction of Neurobiological and Environmental Factors
Cognitive and Academic Findings
The Developmental Context: Characteristics and Associated Features of ADHD
Cumulative Effects of Living with a Developmental Disorder: From Childhood to Adulthood
ADHD Risk and Resiliency
A Developmental Perspective: Implications for Treatment of ADHD in Adulthood
Continuity of ADHD in Adulthood: Hypothesis and Theory Meet Reality
Outcome of ADHD in the Adult Years
Factors Affecting Outcome
Research on Comorbidity, Adaptive Functioning, and Cognitive Impairments in Adults with ADHD: Implications for a Clinical Practice
Disorders Comorbid with ADHD in Adults
Cognitive Deficits
Domains of Adaptive Functioning Examined in Adults with ADHD
Clinical Implications
The Assessment Process: Conditions and Comorbidities
Introduction to ADHD in Adulthood: Presentation and Risks
Current ADHD Diagnostic Criteria, The DSM-IV
Practice Parameters for the Assessment of Adult ADHD
Making the Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults
Guarding Against Overdiagnosing ADHD in Adults and the Issue of Comorbidity
Clinical Case Studies
Assigning the ADHD Diagnosis Incorrectly Can Cause Harm
ADHD or Bipolar Disorder or both?
ADHD with Comorbid Substance Dependence and Conduct Disorder
ADHD/LD and Test Accommodations for a Professional Licensing Exam: Effective Advocacy
The Clinician's Role in the Treatment of ADHD
A Multi-level Approach in Treating ADHD in Adults
Basic Issues in Treating Adults with ADHD
Treating ADHD Across the Adult Life Span
The Challenges of the Middle Adult Years
Treating Adults with ADHD in Their Middle Years
Changing the Mindset of Adults with ADHD: Strategies for Fostering Hope, Optimism, and Resilience
The Characteristics of Adults with ADHD
The Unfortunate Mindset of Adults with ADHD
Assessing the Mindset of Individuals with ADHD
Coping Strategies: Helping or Exacerbating the Problem?
Steps for Changing Negative into Positive Mindsets
Concluding Thoughts About Two Men
A Model of Psychotherapy for Adults with ADHD
Who Are Adults with ADHD and What Are Their Problems?
Psychological Therapy
Pharmacotherapy of Adult ADHD
Overview of the Neurobiology and Genetics of ADHD
Clinical Features of ADHD in Adults
Assessment and Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults
General Principles of Pharmacotherapy of ADHD in Adults
Stimulants in the Treatment of Adults with ADHD
Nonstimulant Medications in the Treatment of Adults with ADHD
Clinical Strategies for the Pharmacotherapy of ADHD in Adults
Combined Pharmacotherapy
Career Impact: Finding the Key to Issues Facing Adults with ADHD
Barriers to Realistic Career Decision Making
Starting Out with a Realistic Picture
Reframing and Involvement
Client Involvement and Developing Self-Determination
The Role of the Professional as Mentor and Facilitator
Practical Tools and Strategies for Career Decision Making
Gaining Control of the Decision
Generating Reasonable Alternatives
Living with the Consequences Without Suffering
Managing Uncertainties and Assessing Risk Tolerance
What Clinicians Need to Know About Legal Issues Relative to ADHD
Two Statutes
Individual with a Disability
Otherwise Qualified
The Right to Reasonable Accommodation
The Professional's Opinion
Making Marriages Work for Individuals with ADHD
Foundations: Setting the Initial Stages of Therapy
Two Therapeutic Approaches
Supplemental Interaction Strategies
Substance Abuse in the Relationship
Assuming Individual Responsibility
Families and ADHD
Effects of ADHD on Home and Family
Parenting and Marriage
Good Parenting and Straight Thinking
Managing Family Life: What to Do
Life Coaching for Adult ADHD
Claire's Story
What Is Personal Coaching?
What Is ADHD Coaching?
How Coaching Helped Claire
Theoretical Underpinnings of ADHD Coaching
The Precepts of ADHD Coaching
The Process of Coaching
How Does Coaching Work?
Distinguishing Coaching from Other Services
The Power of Collaboration
Coaching Is Never a Substitute for Therapy
Issues That Can Complicate the Coaching Process
Finding and Choosing a Coach
Creating the Right Match
Qualities to Look For in a Coach
Lifestyle Issues
Theoretical Underpinnings
Lifestyle Management Model
Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses
Maximizing Medication
Achieving Balance and Establishing Long-Term Goals
Planning to Attain Goals: The Day Planner
Organizing "Things"