This highly practical guide presents an empirically based "nuts-and-bolts" approach to understanding, diagnosing, and treating ADHD in adolescents. Practitioners learn to conduct effective assessments and formulate goals that teenagers can comprehend, accept, and achieve. Educational, medical, and family components of treatment are described in depth, illustrated with detailed case material. Included are numerous reproducible handouts and forms.
- Discuss diagnostic issues surrounding ADHD.
- Review of evaluative and diagnostic options for ADHD.
- Summarize current treatment interventions for ADHD in adolescents.
Table of Contents
Definitions, Descriptions, and Theory
- Definitions and Diagnostic Criteria
- Follow-Up Studies and Theoretical Models
Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Medical Evaluation and Rating Scales
- Interviewing and Determining Comorbidities/Differential Diagnoses
- Cognitive Testing, Educational Impairment, and Laboratory/Observational Measures
- Integration of Data
- Educating Families about ADHD
- Medical Interventions, with Howard Schubiner
- Enhancing Academic Success
- Parenting and Family Interventions
- Family and Home Management Techniques
- Restoring Parental Control and Other Structural Interventions
- Phasing Out and Follow-Up
- Two Adolescents Tell Their Stories
Appendix: Medication Research
About the Author
Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Chief of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital of Michigan. He is the coauthor (with Sharon L. Foster) of Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict.
This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.