Understanding ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Feeling Brain

Understanding ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Feeling Brain

by Sandra K. Woods, Willis H. Ploof

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ISBN-13: 9780803974234
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/15/1997
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE MODEL
Introduction
Associated Neurobehavioral Processes
Temperament and Psychic Illness
Relevance of Temperament to the Model
PART TWO: BACKGROUND
Brief Description of the Disorder
The Psychomotor Stimulants
How Do They Work?
ADHD and Monoamine Function
PART THREE: BRAIN REWARD AND PUNISHMENT MECHANISMS: A CLOSER LOOK
Brain-Stimulation Reward
Conditioned Reward
Punishment Systems, Functional Interactions with Reward Systems
PART FOUR: TREATMENT: OUR PERSPECTIVE AND PRACTICE
Behavior Management, Psychotherapy
Pharmacotherapy
Adult ADHD
Some Additional Treatment Considerations
Long-term Stimulant Medication
Enduring Changes in Neuronal Function?

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