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ContributorsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: Attention Deficit Disorders in Developmental ContextsChapter 1. Developmental complexities of attentional disordersChapter 2. Genetics of ADHDChapter 3. ADHD in preschool childrenChapter 4. ADHD in elementary school childrenChapter 5. ADHD in adolescentsChapter 6. ADHD in adultsPart II: Attention Deficit Disorders with Specific ComorbiditiesChapter 7. ADHD with mood disordersChapter 8. ADHD with anxiety disordersChapter 9. ADHD with oppositionality and aggressionChapter 10. ADHD with obsessive-compulsive disorderChapter 11. ADHD with language and/or learning disorders in children and adolescentsChapter 12. ADHD and learning disabilities in adults: overlap with executive dysfunctionChapter 13. ADHD with substance use disordersChapter 14. ADHD with autism spectrum disordersChapter 15. ADHD with sleep/arousal disturbancesChapter 16. ADHD with tourette syndromeChapter 17. ADHD with developmental coordination disorderPart III: Assessment and Interventions for Complicated Attention Deficit DisordersChapter 18. Assessment of ADHD and comorbiditiesChapter 19. Pharmacotherapy of ADHD and comorbiditiesChapter 20. Psychosocial interventions for ADHD and comorbiditiesChapter 21. Cognitive therapy for adults with ADHDChapter 22. Tailoring treatments for individuals with ADHD and their familiesIndex

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Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., is Associate Director at the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.


In accessible language, more than 30 researcher-clinician contributors summarize how to recognize ADHD and its comorbidities at various stages of development, from preschool age to adolescence to adulthood. Clinician will find practical help-and acquire valuable guidance on tailoring medications and other interventions to optimize treatment outcomes for patients of all ages with complex cases of ADHD. * ATTENTION magazine *
It is a comprehensive and exhaustive volume, with ample references, suggestions for further readings, and even useful web sites. While the information can be overwhelming, the variety of therapeutic responses to the syndrome -- from cognitive and behavioral therapy to appropriate medication -- offer a glimmer of hope for concerned teachers and beleaguered family members. * Education updated.com *
This handbook makes an important contribution to the field by highlighting the developmental and genetically mediated nature of ADHD, its potential influences on other psychopathology into adulthood, empirical findings regarding the nature of virtually all ADHD comorbidities, and the implications for and best practices in assessment. * Journal of Attention Disorders, Will H. Canu *

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