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ADHD in Adults: Characterization, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Jan K. Buitelaar, Cornelis C. Kan, Philip Asherson

By Jan K. Buitelaar, Cornelis C. Kan, Philip Asherson

Even though the phenomenon of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity ailment) is easily defined in teenagers, it's now suggestion that during as much as 60% of instances the indications persist into maturity. This quantity experiences our transforming into wisdom of grownup ADHD and provides a transatlantic viewpoint at the id, evaluate and remedy of the disease. The introductory part covers the heritage of ADHD, in addition to the epidemiology, effects, gender modifications and criminal facets. special descriptions of the medical positive aspects of ADHD in adults are then given to augment the reader's scientific attractiveness and review. next sections hide remedy thoughts, emphasising pharmacological, mental and social interventions. Written and edited by way of specialists across the world popular for his or her paintings in ADHD, this is often a necessary source for all psychological medical examiners who come upon adults offering with neurodevelopmental issues.

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Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press: 509–35. Young J. (2002). Depression and anxiety in women with ADHD. In: Quinn PO, Nadeau KG, eds. Gender Issues and ADHD: Research, Diagnosis and Treatment. Washington DC: Advantage Books: 270–91. Young S. (2002). A model of psychotherapy for adults with ADHD. In: Goldstein S, Ellison AT, eds. Clinician’s Guide to Adult ADHD: Assessment and Intervention. San Diego: Academic Press: 147–63. Section 2 Chapter 4 Insights into the pathophysiology of ADHD in adults Quantitative and molecular genetic studies of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults Philip J.

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Quantitative and molecular genetic studies play a pivotal role in helping us understand the mechanisms involved and the links between ADHD and comorbid disorders in adult life (Asherson, Kuntsi, & Taylor, 2005). Basic research in this area is important because it may help us not only develop novel medical and targeted psychosocial interventions for prevention and treatment but also clarify the nosological distinctions of adult ADHD from other common adult psychiatric disorders. For example, the trait-like characteristics of ADHD symptoms that start during childhood or early adolescence and have a chronic persistent course and the frequency of symptoms such as mood instability that frequently co-occur alongside ‘core’ ADHD symptoms mean that there is symptom overlap between ADHD, personality disorder, and dysthymia; this overlap leads to considerable confusion about the separate validity of the diagnostic construct of ADHD in adults (Asherson, 2005).

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