ADHD in adults : what the science says /
- Publication info:
- New York : Guilford Press, c2008.
On the Shelf
- ADHD in adults : what the science says / Russell A. Barkley, Kevin R. Murphy, Mariellen Fischer.
- Main Author:
- Barkley, Russell A., 1949-
- Other Authors:
New York : Guilford Press, 2008
- Variant Title:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults
- Related Resource:
"Clearly organized and comprehensive, this book juxtaposes data on children with ADHD followed into adulthood with data on newly diagnosed, clinic-referred adults. Groundbreaking information is presented on the significant impairments produced by the disorder across key functional domains and life activities, including education, occupational functioning, relationships, parenting, driving, criminality, and health behaviors. The authors explore the extent to which ADHD increases the risk of substance abuse and other co-occurring mental health conditions, as well as the influence on children's psychological adjustment of having a parent with ADHD. The implications of these findings for effective intervention are thoughtfully considered. The book also demonstrates that existing diagnostic criteria do not accurately reflect how 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 thoroughly describe the methods used."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xii, 500 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-488) and index.
9781593855864 (cloth : alk. paper)1593855869 (cloth : alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- Ch. 1. Introduction
- Ch. 2. History and prevalence of ADHD in adults
- Ch. 3. Diagnostic criteria for ADHD in adults
- Ch. 4. Defining ADHD in adults : making the diagnosis in the UMASS and Milwaukee studies
- Ch. 5. DSM symptom utility and the issue of age onset
- Ch. 6. Impairment in major life activities
- Ch. 7. Identifying new symptoms of ADHD in adulthood
- Ch. 8. Comorbid psychiatric disorders and psychological maladjustment
- Ch. 9. Education and occupational functioning
- Ch. 10. Drug use and antisocial behaviour
- Ch. 11. Health, lifestyle, money management, and driving
- Ch. 12. Sex, dating and marriage, parenting, and psychological adjustment of offspring
- Ch. 13. Neuropsychological functioning
- Ch. 14. Summary, conclusions, and treatment implications.