ADHD in Adults: Characterization, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Jan K. Buitelaar, Cornelis C. Kan, Philip Asherson

By Jan K. Buitelaar, Cornelis C. Kan, Philip Asherson

Even supposing the phenomenon of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity ailment) is definitely defined in teenagers, it's now idea that during as much as 60% of instances the indicators persist into maturity. This quantity studies our turning out to be wisdom of grownup ADHD and offers a transatlantic viewpoint at the identity, evaluation and remedy of the disease. The introductory part covers the historical past of ADHD, in addition to the epidemiology, outcomes, gender alterations and criminal features. distinct descriptions of the scientific gains of ADHD in adults are then given to reinforce the reader's medical acceptance and overview. next sections disguise remedy concepts, emphasising pharmacological, mental and social interventions. Written and edited through specialists across the world popular for his or her paintings in ADHD, this is often a necessary source for all psychological medical experts who stumble upon adults featuring with neurodevelopmental issues.

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However, such differences will not be uncovered if researchers are confined by current diagnostic criteria. In proposing that we take a fresh look at gen- 22 der differences, it seems most fruitful to look at specific gender differences, rather than in an ill-defined cluster. We know that comorbid disorders in females with ADHD are often different from those seen in males with ADHD. Higher rates of anxiety, mood, and eating disorders and hormonal fluctuations often complicate the picture of ADHD in women.

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J Abnorm Child Psychol 24:555–69. Arpels JC. (1996). The female brain hypoestrogenic continuum from the premenstrual syndrome to menopause: a hypothesis and review. J Reprod Med 41:633–9. Chapter 3: Gender differences in ADHD Barkley RA. (1994). Personal communication at NIMH Sex Differences Conference, reported in Arnold LE (1996). Sex differences in ADHD: conference summary. J Abnorm Child Psychol 24:555–69. Katz LJ, Goldstein G, Geckle M. (1998). Neuropsychological and personality differences between men and women with ADHD.

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