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4th Edition

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment

Edited By

Russell A. Barkley

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ISBN 9781462538874
Published November 30, 2018 by Guilford Press
898 Pages

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Book Description

Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading authorities address all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including psychological therapies and pharmacotherapy. Core components of ADHD are elucidated. The volume explores the impact of the disorder across a wide range of functional domains--behavior, learning, psychological adjustment, school and vocational outcomes, and health. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points.

New to This Edition
*Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice.
*Expanded with many new authors and new topics.
*Chapters on cutting-edge interventions: social skills training, dietary management, executive function training, driving risk interventions, complementary/alternative medicine, and therapies for adults.
*Chapters on the nature of the disorder: neuropsychological aspects, emotional dysregulation, peer relationships, child- and adult-specific domains of impairment, sluggish cognitive tempo, and more.

Table of Contents

I. The Nature of ADHD
1. History of ADHD, Russell A. Barkley
2. Primary Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria, Subtyping, and Prevalence of ADHD, Walter Roberts, Richard Milich, & Russell A. Barkley
3. Emotional Dysregulation is a Core Component of ADHD, Russell A. Barkley
4. Developmental and Neuropsychological Deficits in Children with ADHD, Lisa L. Weyandt & Bergljot Gyda Gudmundsdottir
5. Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Children with ADHD, Steven R. Pliszka
6. Educational Impairments in Children with ADHD, George J. DuPaul & Joshua M. Langberg
7. Families and ADHD, Charlotte Johnston & Andrea Chronis-Tuscano
8. Peer Relationships of Children with ADHD, Julia D. McQuade & Betsy Hoza
9. Developmental Progression and Gender Differences among Individuals with ADHD, Elizabeth B. Owens, Stephanie L. Cardoos, & Stephen P. Hinshaw
10. Executive Function Deficits in Adults with ADHD, Mary V. Solanto
11. Health Problems and Related Impairments in Children and Adults with ADHD, Russell A. Barkley
12. Educational, Occupational, Dating and Marital, and Financial Impairments in Adults with ADHD, Russell A. Barkley
13. Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders and Psychological Maladjustment in Adults with ADHD, Russell A. Barkley
14. Etiologies of ADHD, Russell A. Barkley
15. Theories of ADHD, Erik G. Willcutt
16. Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation Viewed as an Extended Phenotype: Implications of the Theory for ADHD and its Treatment, Russell A. Barkley
17. Concentration Deficit Disorder (Sluggish Cognitive Tempo), Russell A. Barkley
II. Assessment of ADHD
18. Psychological Assessment of Children with ADHD, Russell A. Barkley
19. Psychological Assessment of Adults with ADHD, J. Russell Ramsay
20. Diagnosing ADHD in Adults in the Primary Care Setting, Lenard A. Adler & Samuel Alperin
III. Treatment of Children and Teens with ADHD
21. Training Parents of Youth with ADHD, Anil Chacko, Carla C. Allan, Jodi Uderman, Melinda Cornwell, Lindsay Anderson, & Alyssa Chimiklis
22. Training Families of Adolescents with ADHD, Arthur L. Robin
23. Social Skills Training for Youth with ADHD, Amori Yee Mikami
24. Treatment of ADHD in School Settings, Linda J. Pfiffner & George J. DuPaul
25. Dietary Management of ADHD, Elizabeth Hurt & L. Eugene Arnold
26. Executive Function Training for Children with ADHD, Mark D. Rapport, Sarah A. Orban, Michael J. Kofler, Lauren M. Friedman, & Jennifer Bolden
27. Stimulant and Nonstimulant Medications for Childhood ADHD, Daniel F. Connor
28. Combined Treatments for ADHD, Bradley H. Smith & Cheri J. Shapiro
29. Driving Risk Interventions for Teens with ADHD, Gregory A. Fabiano & Nicole K. Schatz
30. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for ADHD, Amanda Bader & Andrew Adesman
IV. Treatment of Adults with ADHD
31. Psychological Counseling of Adults with ADHD, Kevin R. Murphy
32. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for ADHD, Laura E. Knouse
33. Assessment and Management of ADHD in Educational and Workplace Settings in the Context of ADA Accommodations, Michael Gordon, Larry J. Lewandowski, & Benjamin J. Lovett
34. Counseling Couples Affected by Adult ADHD, Gina Pera
35. Pharmacotherapy of ADHD in Adults, Jefferson B. Prince, Timothy E. Wilens, Thomas J. Spencer, & Joseph Biederman

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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


"A virtual encyclopedia of ADHD, this volume details current conceptualizations of this important, common, and controversial disorder, as well as future directions for the field. The fourth edition is remarkable for its wide-ranging scope and depth and its unique perspective that will be appreciated by both scientists and clinicians."--Mark A. Stein, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

"For over two decades, no reference has better synthesized the full scope of basic and clinical ADHD science than Barkley's Handbook. In its fourth edition, an expanded group of authors provides updated views on ADHD and its management, integrating recent research in brain imaging, genetics, neuropsychology, clinical phenomenology, and treatment. The volume's developmental perspective is highly useful and fully acknowledges ADHD as a lifespan disorder. The editor's Key Clinical Points in each chapter ensure that the book is as clinically relevant as it is complete. The Handbook remains essential reading for any clinician, researcher, or student with serious interest in ADHD."--James J. McGough, MD, MS, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

"An impressive work bringing together many of the most prominent investigators of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. The coverage is comprehensive, reflecting the voluminous literature on ADHD that, despite its size, remains characterized by unanswered questions. There is an important blend of theoretical update, review of evidence, and pragmatic application of findings. Updates from the prior edition are clearly identified and numerous; the book's format facilitates quick reference and application by busy professionals. Particularly intriguing and important is the diversity of viewpoints reflected across the chapters--the volume does not shy away from such diversity, but rather embraces it."--Brooke S. G. Molina, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine