ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says
Guilford Press, Nov 1, 2010 - Psychology - 500 pages
Providing a new perspective on ADHD in adults, this compelling book analyzes findings from two major studies directed by leading authority Russell A. Barkley. Groundbreaking information is presented on the significant impairments produced by the disorder across major functional domains and life activities, including educational outcomes, work, relationships, health behaviors, and mental health. Thoughtfully considering the treatment implications of these findings, the book also demonstrates that existing diagnostic criteria do not accurately reflect the way ADHD is experienced by adults, and points the way toward developing better criteria that center on executive function deficits. Accessible tables, figures, and sidebars encapsulate the study results and methods.
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My 14 year old daughter suffers from a rather severe case of ADHD. Her mother does as well. This book is, in my experience, an essential read for anyone who has ADHD in the family. It is terribly sad that much of the literature available on ADHD is not based on thorough scientific study. This book explodes the myth that ADHD is a mild disorder that children grow out of. Rather, it is a severe disorder that has a massive and life long impact on those with ADHD and their families. Before I found this book I felt lost and had no way to truly understand the family members that I love. This book is a godsend