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- ISBN: 9780824729271 | 0824729277
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 11/28/2007
Compiling the expertise and research of many of the most widely cited opinion leaders in the field, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: Concepts, Controversies, New Directions is insightful and thought-provoking. Written as an intermediate-to-advanced text, it explores the essential topics of this disorder including: neuroscience, medication and psychosocial treatments, special populations, controversies, and public policy. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: goes beyond DSM-IV diagnosis to explain attention-spectrum syndromes such as Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Central Auditory Processing Disorders, provides sophisticated guides to understanding ADHD in girls, preschoolers, adolescents, and adults, delves into unsettled controversies such as stimulant effects on growth, whether ADHD can be controlled by stricter punishment, and whether medication should be the first treatment offered to patients, covers an exceptionally broad array of treatment options, presents emerging treatment innovations such as attention training, organizational skills training, and specialized treatment for ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type. Book jacket.