ADHD in Adults: Characterization, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Jan K. Buitelaar, Cornelis C. Kan, Philip Asherson
Cambridge University Press, Mar 3, 2011 - Medical
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Although the phenomenon of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is well described in children, it is now thought that in up to 60% of cases the symptoms persist into adulthood. This volume reviews our growing knowledge of adult ADHD and presents a transatlantic perspective on the identification, assessment and treatment of the disorder. The introductory section covers the history of ADHD, as well as the epidemiology, consequences, gender differences and legal aspects. Detailed descriptions of the clinical features of ADHD in adults are then given to enhance the reader's clinical recognition and assessment. Subsequent sections cover treatment strategies, emphasising pharmacological, psychological and social interventions. Written and edited by experts internationally renowned for their work in ADHD, this is an essential resource for all mental health workers who encounter adults presenting with neurodevelopmental disorders.
 

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Contents

1 The course and persistence of ADHD throughout the lifecycle
1
2 The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD
9
3 Gender differences in ADHD
18
4 Quantitative and molecular genetic studies of attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder in adults
25
5 Structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging findings in adults with ADHD
49
6 Electrophysiological studies of adult ADHD
66
7 Emission tomography in adult ADHD
75
8 Diagnosing ADHD in adults
91
16 ADHD personality and its disorders
174
17 Stimulant treatment of adult ADHD
191
18 The use of nonstimulant drugs in the treatment of adult ADHD
198
19 Medication management in adult ADHD
218
20 Abuse potential of stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD
230
21 Psychoeducation for adults with ADHD
240
22 Coaching in ADHD
247
23 Clinical application of research on cognitivebehavioral therapies for adults with ADHD
254

9 Neurocognitive characteristics of adults with attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder
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10 Adult ADHD and mood disorders
121
11 Attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety disorders in adults
130
12 Attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder and the substance use disorders
138
13 Adult ADHD and organic brain disorders including psychotic symptoms and tics
151
14 Overlap between ADHD and autism spectrum disorder in adults
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15 ADHD in adults with intellectual disabilities
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24 Neurofeedback training for adult ADHD
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25 Alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD
278
ADHD in adults toward a new definition in DSMV
297
Patient organizations for ADHD countries in alphabetical order
305
Useful websites for ADHD in alphabetical order
308
Index
309
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Jan Buitelaar is Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Cornelis C. Kan is an adult psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatry of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Philip Asherson is Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College London, UK) and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Adult ADHD Clinic, London, UK.

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