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Attention Deficits and Hyperactivity in Children / Edition 1

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This is a concise, state-of-the-art synthesis of the vast amount of information related to attention deficits and hyperactivity in children. The author explores key issues such as: whether there is in fact a valid syndrome; which factors predict subsequent adolescent and adult functioning; and the most suitable assessment instruments.

The volume encompasses a wide range of perspectives, including clinical, developmental, psychodiagnostic, psychobiological, environmental//familial and social cognitive.

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Children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have major difficulties with achievement in school; they exhibit defiance, aggression, and other antisocial behavior. This volume provides basic information regarding clinical, conceptual, diagnostic, etiologic, and treatment-related issues on ADHD. Due to the great diversity of characteristics and causal influences related to ADHD, the author considers many perspectives, including clinical, developmental, psychodiagnostic, psychobiologic, environmental/familial, and social cognitive viewpoints. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction
Preface
1 Background Issues, Core Symptoms, and Associated Features 1
2 Assessment and Diagnosis 22
3 The Nature of the Disorder and Etiologic Hypotheses 43
4 Subgroups and Comorbidity 67
5 Course, Developmental Progressions, and Predictors of Outcome 84
6 Intervention Strategies 101
References 127
Index 147
About the Author 155
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