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Attention Deficits and Hyperactivity in Children : Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry (Paperback) - Stephen P. Hinshaw

Attention Deficits and Hyperactivity in Children

Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780803951969
Number Of Pages: 161

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This is a concise, state-of-the-art synthesis of the vast amount of information related to attention deficits and hyperactivity in children. The author explores key issues such as: whether there is in fact a valid syndrome; which factors predict subsequent adolescent and adult functioning; and the most suitable assessment instruments.



The volume encompasses a wide range of perspectives, including clinical, developmental, psychodiagnostic, psychobiological, environmental/familial and social cognitive.

Series Editor's Introductionp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Background Issues, Core Symptoms, and Associated Featuresp. 1
Key Background Issuesp. 3
Defining Featuresp. 12
Prevalencep. 12
Harmful Dysfunction?p. 15
Associated Features and Comorbidityp. 16
Progression Into Adolescence and Adulthoodp. 18
Summaryp. 19
Assessment and Diagnosisp. 22
Reliability and Validityp. 25
Cross-Informant Consistency in the Assessment of ADHDp. 28
Theoretical Framework for Assessmentp. 29
Key Assessment Toolsp. 31
Amalgamating Disparate Sources of Informationp. 39
Summaryp. 41
The Nature of the Disorder and Etiologic Hypothesesp. 43
Methodologic and Conceptual Issuesp. 44
The Nature of ADHD: Underlying Mechanismsp. 45
Etiologyp. 57
Summaryp. 65
Subgroups and Comorbidityp. 67
Pervasive Versus Situational Hyperactivityp. 67
Attention Deficit Disorder With and Without Hyperactivityp. 70
Comorbid Aggression in Children With ADHDp. 74
Associated Learning Disabilities and Underachievementp. 76
Comorbid Anxiety Disorders and Depressionp. 77
Girls With ADHDp. 79
Summaryp. 81
Course, Developmental Progressions, and Predictors of Outcomep. 84
Natural History of ADHDp. 84
Developmental Progressions and Predictors of Outcomep. 88
Which Factors Reliably Predict Long-Term Outcome in Children With ADHD?p. 98
Summaryp. 99
Intervention Strategiesp. 101
Conceptual Underpinnings of Treatmentp. 103
Pharmacologic Intervention for ADHDp. 105
Behavioral Intervention for ADHDp. 112
Treatment Combinationsp. 118
NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study for Children With ADHDp. 122
Final Thoughtsp. 123
Referencesp. 127
Indexp. 147
About the Authorp. 155
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ISBN: 9780803951969
ISBN-10: 0803951965
Series: Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 161
Published: 1st February 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.05 x 14.12  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.22