By Russell A. Barkley PhD ABPP ABCN
This instruction manual offers huge wisdom at the nature, analysis, overview, and remedy of ADHD. supplied are authoritative instructions for figuring out and coping with the demanding situations ADHD poses to little ones, young people, and adults in quite a number settings. All chapters finish with undemanding Key scientific Points.Note: Practitioners wishing to enforce the evaluate and remedy innovations within the guide are instructed to buy the better half Workbook, which includes a whole set of varieties, questionnaires, and handouts, in a large-size structure with permission to photocopy. (20080101)
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Extra info for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment
1984, 1989). Other studies (Hunt, Cohen, Anderson, & Minderaa, 1988; Rapoport & Zametkin, 1988; Shaywitz, Shaywitz, Cohen, & Young, 1983; Shekim, Glaser, Horwitz, Javaid, & Dylund, 1988; Zametkin & Rapoport, 1986) on brain neurotransmitters provided further evidence that deficiencies in dopamine, norepinephrine, or both may be involved in explaining these patterns of brain underactivity—patterns arising in precisely those brain areas in which dopamine and norepinephrine are most involved. Drawing these lines of evidence together even further was the fact that these brain areas are critically involved in response inhibition, motivational learning, and response to reinforcement.
Impulsivity. At least three of the following: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) often acts before thinking shifts excessively from one activity to another has difficulty organizing work (this not being due to cognitive impairment). needs a lot of supervision frequently calls out in class has difficulty awaiting turn in games or group situations C. Hyperactivity. At least two of the following: (1) runs about or climbs on things excessively (2) has difficulty sitting still or fidgets excessively (3) has difficulty staying seated (4) moves about excessively during sleep (5) is always “on the go” or acts as if “driven by a motor” D.
Eric Taylor (1986) and colleagues in Great Britain made notable advances in further refining the criteria and their measurement along more empirical lines. Taylor’s (1989) statistical approach to studying clusters of behavioral disorders resulted in the recommendation that a syndrome of hyperactivity could be valid and distinctive from other disorders, particularly conduct problems. ). Efforts to develop research diagnostic criteria for ADHD eventually led to an international symposium on the subject (Sergeant, 1988) and a general consensus that subjects selected for research on ADHD should at least meet the following criteria: (1) reports of problems with activity and attention by adults in at least two independent settings (home, school, clinic); (2) endorsement of at least three of four difficulties with activity and three of four with attention; (3) onset before 7 years of age; (4) duration of 2 years; (5) significantly elevated scores on parent/teacher ratings of these ADHD symptoms; and (6) exclusion of autism and psychosis.