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Attention-Deficit Disorders and Comorbidities in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
     

Attention-Deficit Disorders and Comorbidities in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

by Thomas E. Brown (Editor)
 

The incidence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), already affecting an estimated 5% of the population, is on the rise. Of those 5%, more than half must also cope with one or more comorbid disorders of learning, emotion, and behavior—complicating ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Edited by a leading researcher and practitioner,

Overview

The incidence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), already affecting an estimated 5% of the population, is on the rise. Of those 5%, more than half must also cope with one or more comorbid disorders of learning, emotion, and behavior—complicating ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Edited by a leading researcher and practitioner, Attention-Deficit Disorders and Comorbidities in Children, Adolescents, and Adults brings together the work of 25 distinguished contributors. The first section, ADDs With Comorbidities, details the effects of ADHD on a variety of comorbid disorders (e.g., anxiety and mood disorders, sleep disturbances, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositionality and aggression, Tourette syndrome, learning disorders, and developmental coordination disorder, and substance abuse). The second section, Assessment and Interventions for ADDs, details assessment and diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, psychosocial and educational interventions, and a cognitive therapy perspective on ADHD, with a concluding chapter that emphasizes the importance of tailoring treatment to the individual.

Heavily annotated and written with practical implications for both clinicians and educators in mind, this comprehensive volume demonstrates a scope and depth unparalleled within the current literature. As such, it will find its way into the libraries of professionals and interested laypersons alike: clinical psychiatrists and psychologists; pediatricians, family practitioners and other primary care physicians who treat children, adolescents, and adults; education professionals, including school nurses, special education teachers and administrators, and college and university disability services personnel; and juvenile justice system professionals, including clinical and social workers and administrators.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mani Pavuluri, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: In this book on attention deficit disorders various co-morbid psychiatric conditions such as mood and anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, learning difficulties, substance use disorders, sleep difficulties, and Tourette's Syndrome are covered.
Purpose: This book is written with the aim of depicting the reality of attention deficit disorders as they truly exist (i.e., as a co-morbidity with other psychiatric disorders). The editor and contributors clearly describe clinical implications and base some of the arguments on research.
Audience: This book is written for all practitioners in pediatrics and psychiatry and is very readable, clear, and succinct. While the editor is a PhD, he invited several MDs who could comment on psychopharmacology.
Features: This book has two sections. In the first section various co-morbid disorders are discussed, including correlates, risk factors, clinical course, and treatment. In the second section the specific assessment and interventions are covered, primarily for attention deficit disorders. "Attention deficit disorder" is used in the caption, and the word "hyperactivity" is excluded, even though the terms are used interchangeably. This reflects the editor's bias of the critical status of inattention rather than excluding hyperactivity.
Assessment: This book is a welcome addition and is a must for the bookshelves of all healthcare professionals who treat children, adolescents, and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
3 Stars from Doody
Mani Pavuluri
In this book on attention deficit disorders various co-morbid psychiatric conditions such as mood and anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, learning difficulties, substance use disorders, sleep difficulties, and Tourette's Syndrome are covered. This book is written with the aim of depicting the reality of attention deficit disorders as they truly exist (i.e., as a co-morbidity with other psychiatric disorders). The editor and contributors clearly describe clinical implications and base some of the arguments on research. This book is written for all practitioners in pediatrics and psychiatry and is very readable, clear, and succinct. While the editor is a PhD, he invited several MDs who could comment on psychopharmacology. This book has two sections. In the first section various co-morbid disorders are discussed, including correlates, risk factors, clinical course, and treatment. In the second section the specific assessment and interventions are covered, primarily for attention deficit disorders. "Attention deficit disorder" is used in the caption, and the word "hyperactivity" is excluded, even though the terms are used interchangeably. This reflects the editor's bias of the critical status of inattention rather than excluding hyperactivity. This book is a welcome addition and is a must for the bookshelves of all healthcare professionals who treat children, adolescents, and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880487115
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

What People are Saying About This

Mina K. Dulcan
Comorbidity is one of the most challenging and interesting aspects of current research on attention-deficit disorders. This up-to-the-minute compendium covers the latest findings on attention deficit disorders in combination with the full spectrum of other psychiatric and learning disorders. All ages of patients are included, from preschoolers through adults. This book is a valuable resource for any scientist or clinician who is interested in ADHD.
—Mina K. Dulcan, M.D. Head, Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Larry J. Seidman
This book is a welcome addition to the growing literature on the complex set of disorders often accompanying attention deficit disorders. It brings together an excellent group of experts who address, in a state-of-the-art way, virtually all the clinically relevant areas of comorbidity...It should be on the bookshelves of all health care professionals who need to become knowledgeable about attention deficit disorders.
—Larry J. Seidman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology Dept. of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School
Gabrielle A. Carlson
This volume addresses the complexities of attention disorders with great clarity and clinical relevance. There is much more to ADHD than hyperactivity!
—Gabrielle A.Carlson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York

Meet the Author

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., is Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

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