What You Think ADD/ADHD Is, It Isn't: Symptoms and Neuropsychological Testing Through Time

Overview

ADD/ADHD is not as easily diagnosed or clear-cut as many believe; in fact it very often acts as a masking agent for other underlying, contributing disorders. It’s important that we understand ADD/ADHD better. What You Think ADD/ADHD Is, It Isn’t: Symptoms and Neuropsychological Testing Through Time is the culmination of the author’s years of research involving clinical experience and testing, resulting in the first all-encompassing examination of the ADD/ADHD disorder.

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Overview

ADD/ADHD is not as easily diagnosed or clear-cut as many believe; in fact it very often acts as a masking agent for other underlying, contributing disorders. It’s important that we understand ADD/ADHD better. What You Think ADD/ADHD Is, It Isn’t: Symptoms and Neuropsychological Testing Through Time is the culmination of the author’s years of research involving clinical experience and testing, resulting in the first all-encompassing examination of the ADD/ADHD disorder.

Debunking common myths and shedding light upon the way this disorder truly impacts people, this volume:

  • Presents the results of the largest clinical research study for ADD/ADHD, compiling 20 years of testing
  • Distinguishes the inattentive form of ADD from ADHD and additional disorders using neuropsychological testing
  • Provides statistical analysis from neuropsychological evaluations and self-reporting questionnaires from parents, teachers, adolescents, and adults
  • Demonstrates how anxiety frequently masks itself as hyperactivity and increases through the lifespan
  • Addresses the issue of ADHD misdiagnosis
  • Explains the importance of diagnosing additional comorbid disorders that impact medication management and treatment
  • Offers statistics showing the manner in which ADHD symptoms and additional issues affect people differently through the lifespan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439839966
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 5/23/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 505
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Barbara C. Fisher is the author of three prior books on ADD/ ADHD. Trained as a neuropsychologist, she has been involved in the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD for over 20 years. On the cutting edge of assessing ADD/ADHD with neuropsychological testing, she does not rely upon self-report measures for diagnosis. Rather, she has used the same comprehensive battery of tests over time to demonstrate when the problem is purely ADD Inattentive disorder and when there is the impact of additional issues beyond ADD, which has resulted in more positive effects for treatment.

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Table of Contents

Common Definition of ADD/ADHD as We Know It Today: DSM-IV-TR
Description of the Population
Description of the Child Population
Description of the Adolescent Population
Description of the Adult Population
Description of Tests Administered
Input into the Brain: Is the Information Getting into the Brain for Use?
Information Processing: Answers the Question of Whether or Not the Information Is Getting Processed to Go to Other Brain Areas
Distractibility: Vulnerability to Become Distracted by Sounds in the Environment or Internal Thoughts
Tests of Speed: Measurement of Slow Thinking (Cognitive) Speed and the Impact of Problematic Visual Spatial Analysis
Estimate of Intellectual Ability and Measurement of Decoding Errors That Lead to Reading Comprehension Difficulties
Child Neuropsychological Testing for ADD/ADHD
Results of the Specific Test Measures
Gender Comparisons: Females versus Males
Adolescent Neuropsychological Testing for ADD/ADHD
Results of the Specific Test Measures
Gender Comparisons: Females versus Males
Adult Neuropsychological Testing for ADD/ADHD
Results of the Specific Test Measures
Gender Comparisons: Females versus Males
Description of the Self-Report Measures Administered
Results of the Adolescent Self-Report Measure/Checklists
Results of the Adult Self-Report Measures/Checklists
Trends from the Data: What Do the Correlations Tell Us?
Published Research Resulting from This Study
Review of the Research for ADHD
Review of the Comorbid Research and ADHD
Review of the Research for Sleep and ADHD
Review of Research for Inattention and ADHD
Summary and Conclusions: The Take Home Message
Index

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