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A New Look at ADHD
Inhibition, Time, and Self-Control

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ISBN 9781593854218
Published November 30, 2006 by Guilford Press
40 Pages

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Book Description

This video provides an accessible introduction to Russell A. Barkley’s influential theory of the nature and origins of ADHD. The program brings to life the conceptual framework delineated in Dr. Barkley’s book ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control. Offering a compelling explanation of how ADHD develops in the individual, the program illuminates the roots of such symptoms as a reduced ability to inhibit one's behavior, problems with managing time effectively, and lack of foresight. Also demonstrated are concrete ways that our growing understanding of the disorder might facilitate more effective clinical interventions. The companion manual reviews and amplifies key ideas and contains helpful suggestions for further reading. The package also includes a leader’s guide, providing tips on the optimal use of the video with a variety of audiences.Running time: 39 minutes; includes 40-page manual plus leader's guide.



Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published six assessment scales and more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.


This video is highly informative, scientific, and professional, and will have an important and positive impact. Dr. Barkley has a tremendous ability to provide very rich information in a short period of time. He communicates difficult concepts in a way that enables people from various backgrounds to understand the main points of his theory. The video will be useful in a wide variety of settings. I will show the video in my office (to parents of newly diagnosed children and to adults with ADHD), in CHADD meetings and parent support groups, and in inservice teacher training. It also will serve as an excellent educational tool for mental health professionals, physicians, nurses, and graduate students. This program will aid in the development of more consistent and scientifically based protocols to diagnose and treat ADHD. Its coverage of interventions is extremely valuable and hopeful, and includes a good sampling of interventions in the school setting. --Vera Joffe, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

With his usual brilliance, Dr. Barkley presents his latest framework for understanding ADHD. Because these concepts are often complicated to follow in print, this polished and well-produced video is an excellent educational tool, especially for those of us who are somewhat theory-impaired. --Michael Gordon, Ph.D

Barkley is one of the leading investigators, clinicians and thinkers on ADHD. In this video, he attempts to clarify the underlying psychopathological basis of ADHD. He does this in a clear, interesting, and thoughtful manner. The video may lead to improved concepts of diagnosis and management, especially in educational settings. Our clinic found this video interesting, stimulating, and thought provoking, and we recommend it highly to others. --John S. Werry, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Auckland, New Zealand
-Especially helpful for parents who are interested in learning more about the diagnosis of ADHD, and for parent support groups....Informative and easy to understand.--Reviews from Parent Council, 10/24/2006ƒƒA valuable teaching tool at all levels including parent training and graduate programs.--Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 10/24/2006