ADHD accounts for 30 to 40 percent of all referrals made to child guidance clinics, yet is one of the most controversial and difficult disorders to define. How is ADHD different in children and adults? What is the likelihood of recovery? Which treatment strategies are most effective?
Get answers to these questions in minutes. Plus, review:
- ADHD symptoms at each developmental phase — infancy to adulthood
- Genetic and neurological factors
- Observation assessment guidelines for children, adolescents, and adults
- Severity rating guidelines
- 6 psychotherapies most often used to treat ADHD
- Stimulant medications — side-effect management, compliance issues, and contraindications
- Non-stimulant medication effectiveness
- Clinician FAQs about ADHD medications
- Summarize effective methods of assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
- Discuss common risk factors for ADHD.
- Discuss effective interventions and treatment for ADHD.
Table of Contents
- Chapter One: Overview of ADHD
- Chapter Two: Diagnosing and Assessing ADHD
- Chapter Three: Treating ADHD with Medication
- Chapter Four: Psychosocial Treatments for ADHD
- Appendix A: Assessment Measures
- Appendix B: Differential Diagnosis
- Appendix C: The MTA Multimodal Treatment Study
About the Author
Dr. Conners, author of the most widely used ADHD diagnostic instruments — the Conners Rating Scales and the Conners Continuous Performance Test, has over 40 years’ experience researching and publishing on topics related to ADHD. He has authored five books and over 200 scientific articles and served as first chairperson of the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Multimodal Treatment Study (MTA), the largest treatment study of ADHD ever funded by NIMH. Dr. Conners, a clinical psychologist, is currently Professor Emeritus of Medical Psychology at Duke University Medical School, where he founded the Duke Attention Deficit Program.
This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.