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1st Edition

ADHD in Adults

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ISBN 9781593853891
Published December 7, 2006 by Guilford Press
28 Pages

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Book Description

From leading ADHD authority Dr. Russell A. Barkley, this instructive program integrates information about ADHD with the experiences of adults from different walks of life who suffer from the disorder. Including interviews with these individuals, their family members, and the clinicians who treat them, the program addresses such important topics as the symptoms and behaviors that are characteristic of the disorder, how adult ADHD differs from the childhood form, the effects of ADHD on the family, and successful coping strategies. Approaches to adult diagnosis and treatment are explained in detail. Dr. Barkley also describes his innovative theory of ADHD, which offers insights into why people with the disorder have so much difficulty making adjustments in their lives. The accompanying manual serves as a quick-reference guide to the material presented and includes suggested reading lists for professionals and consumers.Running time: 36 minutes; includes 28-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​


Filled with hope, scientific information, and compassion, Dr. Barkley's video on the topic of attention deficit disorders in adults is appropriate for many audiences. I have found it especially useful as a resource in group and individual counseling, as well as staff development. Practitioners and consumers (of services for ADD) alike praise the quality of the content and production of this video program. --Mary McDonald Richard, Student Disability Services, University of Iowa

-My adult group viewed this video....Everyone enjoyed the video and felt they had learned from it. We plan to use the video as an inservice to new members at their first meeting.--ADDult News, 08/07/2006ƒƒBarkley is a recognized scholar in the field and has an excellent camera presence....The video is all live action with interesting camera shots from many angles. The compositions are creative and revelatory when they include spouses or children....As a working group tool or an educational guide, the video is informative and helpful on its own. It is appropriate for adult viewers in education, medical, and public libraries.--Video Rating Guide for Libraries, 08/07/2006