Children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently experience co-occurring problems with aggression, mood swings, tics, anxiety, or depression. Organized around detailed case presentations, this highly informative book helps the clinician make sound decisions when assessing and treating the full range of ADHD comorbidities. Experienced child psychiatrist Steven Pliszka offers straightforward guidance on how to avoid common diagnostic errors, develop an individualized medication regimen, minimize health risks and side effects, collaborate successfully with parents, and tailor psychosocial treatments to each family's needs. A reproducible structured interview facilitates sorting out symptoms and distinguishing between different comorbid disorders.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||4 MB|
|Age Range:||3 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Steven R. Pliszka, MD, is Dielmann Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he served as Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from 1995-2015. Throughout his career, Dr. Pliszka has been involved in a wide range of administrative, research, clinical, and educational activities. His research focuses on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related disorders; he has been involved with numerous clinical trials of medications for ADHD and currently uses functional magnetic imaging to try to understand the mechanisms of action of ADHD treatments. He has also been involved in several projects to integrate mental health services into pediatric primary care. Dr. Pliszka maintains an active clinical practice and serves as the attending psychiatrist for two residential facilities for children with severe behavioral and emotional disorders.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of Comorbid Disorders in ADHD 2. Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders3. Impulsive Aggression 4. Bipolar Disorder 5. Depressive Disorders 6. Anxiety Disorders 7. Tic and Obsessive–Compulsive Disorders 8. Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders Appendix IA: Structured Clinical Interview for ParentsAppendix IB: Child and Adolescent Clinician InterviewAppendix II: Brief Update on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Clinicians who treat children with ADHD, including clinical psychologists, child psychiatrists, social workers, pediatricians, and school psychologists. May serve as a text in clinically oriented graduate courses and residency programs.