Adult ADHD

Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment

Authors: Kooij, J.J. Sandra

  • Explanation of and tools for diagnostic assessment of ADHD in adults
  • Chapter on the frequent comorbidity in adult ADHD and on differential diagnosis
  • Practical guidance and tips for treatment of ADHD and comorbidities, consisting of psychoeducation, medication, light therapy, individual and group coaching, and cognitive behaviour therapeutic interventions
  • Practical information on medication management of ADHD in adults and how to set up a multidisciplinary team or department for ADHD in adults
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Adult ADHD: Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment, Third Edition covers not only diagnostic assessment, but also comorbidity patterns as well as differential diagnosis of ADHD with for example bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. The symptom overlap and misdiagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome in girls and women with the inattentive subtype of ADHD, ADD is explored. The chronic delayed sleep phase syndrome associated with ADHD based on disturbances in the circadian rhythm, and the possible consequences for general health (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer) are discussed. There are sections on ADHD and intelligence, criminality, sexuality, dyslexia and autism. Adult ADHD can be treated effectively but as yet the disorder is not always recognised by professionals and this book aims to help correct this.

Diagnostic tools are included, such as the structured Diagnostic Interview for Adult ADHD (DIVA), and an ultra-short and somewhat longer screening tool, all based on the DSM-IV criteria for ADHD. Treatment options cover psychoeducation and motivation and individual and group coaching; long-acting stimulants and other new drugs for treating ADHD; use of melatonin to treat the delayed sleep-phase disorder. Useful information is included on the setting up and organisation of a department for adult ADHD with a multidisciplinary team. References, websites and useful international addresses have all been updated. Adult ADHD: Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment, Third Edition is intended for students, junior doctors/residents, psychologists, psychiatrists, other mental healthcare professionals and interested parties and provides a quick overview of the current state of the science and of the methods used in diagnosis and treatment.

Adult ADHD: Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment, Third Edition was originally published by Pearson Assessment and Information BV, The Netherlands.

About the authors

Dr J.J. Sandra Kooij is a psychiatrist and researcher in the field of adult ADHD. She is head of the Adult ADHD Program at PsyQ in The Hague, and head of the PsyQ Expertise Centre Adult ADHD. Sandra Kooij started as a psychiatrist in 1995 with the development of diagnostic assessment, treatment and research in the field of adult ADHD in the Netherlands. In 2006 she received her PhD on a thesis entitled ‘ADHD in adults. Clinical studies on Assessment and Treatment’. She is involved in research, treating patients, training professionals, informing the public, publishing articles, and websites.

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

“This new book … covers the diagnostic assessment, comorbidity, differential diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD, and provides state-of-the-art information for practicing clinicians. … This book on the current state of the art for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals diagnosed with ADHD would be useful for practicing psychiatrists involved in the care of these patients … .” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)


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Hardcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adult ADHD
Book Subtitle
Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4138-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4138-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4137-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6203-2
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVIII, 294
Additional Information
Originally published by Pearson
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