Preface

The purpose of this book is to introduce readers to the topic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This book spans the life course of the study of ADHD, from the initial serendipitous finding of stimulant response to the latest scientific advances and the subsequent directions of the field. Information collected for this book comes from the scientific literature, including professional guidelines, expert review, peer-reviewed journals, and clinical communications. The author reviews and summarizes this literature, given his research and clinical experience, including extensive work with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. The book follows the development of the field, with an initial description of the history of ADHD and its treatments followed by chapters outlining the core nature of the disorder and associated problems. A chapter on treatment follows a review of the drug development process so that readers have a sense of how treatments become available for a given condition. The book ends with discussion of recent advances in the field, including genetic investigations, brain imaging, and the understanding of how ADHD may continue into adulthood.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1- What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd)? 1
  • 2- How Is Adhd Diagnosed? 17
  • 3- How Does a Child Get Adhd? 31
  • 4- The Process of Drug Development 39
  • 5- Treatment of Adhd 47
  • 6- Complications and Associations with Adhd 67
  • 7- How Adhd Affects the Family 83
  • 8- Clinical and Scientific Research in Adhd 87
  • 9- Conclusions 99
  • Appendix A- A Look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) 103
  • Appendix B- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 109
  • Glossary 135
  • References 139
  • Index 145
  • About the Author 149
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