2nd ed. 2014, XV, 118 p. 7 illus., 2 illus. in color.
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Provides clinicians with clear, concise, and reliable advice on how to approach ADHD
Draws together diagnostic and treatment approaches advocated in different guidelines
Includes insights from recent literature reviews and web resources
The Clinician’s Guide to ADHD combines the useful diagnostic and treatment approaches advocated in different guidelines with insights from other sources, including recent literature reviews and web resources. The aim is to provide clinicians with clear, concise, and reliable advice on how to approach this complex disorder. The guidelines referred to in compiling the book derive from authoritative sources in different regions of the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. After introductory discussion of epidemiology and etiology, guidance is provided on diagnosis in different age groups, differential diagnosis, assessment for potential comorbidities, and the issue of ADHD and driving. Advice is then given on the appropriate use of pharmacological and psychosocial treatment, the management of adverse events, and follow-up. A series of relevant scales, questionnaires, and websites are also included.
Introduction.- History of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.- Epidemiology and Etiology of ADHD.- Impairment in Patients with ADHD.- How to Diagnose ADHD in Children and Adolescents.- How to Diagnose ADHD in Adults .- Differential Diagnosis.- ADHD Comorbidities.- ADHD and Driving.- Pharmacological Management of ADHD.- Management of Adverse Events.- Psychosocial Treatment of ADHD.- Follow-up of Patient with ADHD.- List of scales: children.- List of scales: Adults.- Snap Scale: Children.- Weiss functional impairment scale.- Weiss parent reporting.- Weiss self report.- Adult ADHD self-report scale.- Personal adversity questionnaire.- Personality difficulties questionnaire.- Diagnostic interview for ADHD in adults (diva).