1st Edition

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Concepts, Controversies, New Directions

Edited By Keith McBurnett, Linda Pfiffner Copyright 2008
    442 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Compiling the expertise and research of many of the most widely-cited opinion leaders in the field, this reference spans the etiology, assessment, and management of ADHD and covers all the essential data required to care for patients with this disorder including clinical definitions, psychosocial management approaches, medication dosing ranges, and trends in public policy and third-party reimbursement.

    The Diagnosis and How We Got There.  Differential Diagnosis of Attention and Auditory Processing Disorders. Clinical Testing of Intelligence, Achievement and Neuropsychological Performance in ADHD.  Self-Esteem and Self-Perceptions in ADHD.  The Family Context of ADHD.  Comorbidity as an Organizing Principle.  Dysfunctions of Attention, Learning, and Central Auditory Processing.  Neuroanatomy of ADHD. Interactions Among Motivation and Attention Systems.  Where is the 'Attention Deficit' in ADHD?  The Dual Pathway Hypothesis of ADHD.  Cortical Excitability in ADHD as Measured by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.  Assessment and Remediation of Organizational Skills Deficits in Children with ADHD. School Consultation for the Mental Health Professional Working with ADHD.  Daily Report Cards.  Tailoring Psychosocial Treatment for ADHD-Inattentive Type.  Social Skills Training.  Parent Training in the Treatment of ADHD.  Summer Treatment Programs for Children with ADHD.  Organizing and Financing Services.  Principles of Medication Titration.  Clinical Assessment of Pre-Schoolers. Psychosocial Treatment for Adolescents.  ADHD in Girls.


    Keith McBurnett, Linda Pfiffner