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ADHD in Adults Characterization, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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ISBN-10: 0521864313

ISBN-13: 9780521864312

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jan K. Buitelaar, Cornelis C. Kan, Philip Asherson

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Description:

Although the phenomenon of ADHD 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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
The course and persistence of ADHD throughout the life-cycle
The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD
Gender issues in adult ADHD
The consequences of ADHD in adulthood: educational, vocational and relational impairments
Neurobiology of ADHD
Quantitative and molecular genetic studies of adult ADHD
Structural and functional MRI findings in adults with ADHD
Evoked response potentials in adults with ADHD
Positron Emission Tomography findings in adults with ADHD
Diagnosing ADHD in adults
Neurocognitive characteristics of adults with
Adult ADHD and mood disorders
Adult ADHD and anxiety disorders
Adult ADHD and substance use disorders
Adult ADHD and organic brain disorders
Autism spectrum disorders overlap ADHD in adults
Adult ADHD and learning disorders
Adult ADHD and personality disorders
Psychostimulants for adult ADHD
The use of non-stimulant drugs in the treatment of adult ADHD
Medication management in adult ADHD
Abuse potential of stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD
Psycho-education for adults with ADHD: impressions from the field
Coaching of adults with ADHD
Clinical applications of research on the psychosocial treatment of adult ADHD
EEG biofeedback for adult ADHD
Alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD
Appendices
Index