ADHD and the Nature of Self-control
This far-reaching work from renowned scientist-practitioner Russell A. Barkley provides a radical shift of perspective on ADHD, arguing that the disorder is fundamentally a developmental problem of self-control, and that a deficit in attention is a secondary, and not universal, characteristic. The volume synthesizes neuropsychological research and theory on the executive functions, illuminating how normally functioning individuals are able to bring behavior under the control of time and orient their actions toward the future. Meticulously applying this model to an examination of the cognitive and social impairments manifested by ADHD, Barkley offers compelling new directions for thinking about and treating this disorder. A significant contribution to the literature on both the neuropsychological processes of self-control and the nature of ADHD, this volume has significant implications for research and clinical practice. Its theoretical innovation and depth make it a valuable text for advanced courses in child psychopathology, abnormal child psychology, and clinical neuropsychology.
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This book is excellent for people and families struggling with the issue of ADHD. It explains the deficits and an easy read. One can learn a lot from this and especially people with ADHD can benefit a lot as it allows them to gain the insight. If you combine this book with the online lecture of Dr. Barkley, it becomes a complete package and provides effect like cognitive treatment. People with ADHD see the world differently and this book allows them to understand their deficits and sometimes twisted perception.
I will recommend this book to everyone who has ADHD issues and read slowly one chapter each week. Draw important lessons to incorporate in your life. I stubled on this book and now I am loving it. Only if learn to slow down, lot of things can fall in place.
The Nature of AtrentionDeficit
Biological Etiologies Associared with ADHD
Defining Behavioral Inhibition SelfControl
Behavioral Inhibition and ADHD
Neuropsychological Views of the Executive
Additional Evidence Supporting the
Constructing the Hybrid Model
Exrending the Hybrid Model
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