College Students with ADHD

Current Issues and Future Directions

Authors: Weyandt, Lisa L., DuPaul, George J.

  • Based on empirical evidence and exclusively targets college students with ADHD
  • Helps mental health practitioners better identify and treat ADHD and assist those diagnosed with the disorder to cope most effectively
  • Translates research into practice
  • Not only summarizes what is currently known about ADHD in college students but also articulate important directions for future research and clinical efforts
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About this book

Not long ago, conventional wisdom held that ADHD was a disorder of childhood only—that somewhere during puberty or adolescence, the child would outgrow it. Now we know better: the majority of children with the disorder continue to display symptoms throughout adolescence and into adulthood. It is during the teen and young adult years that the psychological and academic needs of young people with ADHD change considerably, and clinical and campus professionals are not always sufficiently prepared to meet the challenge.

College Students with ADHD is designed to bring the professional reader up to speed. The book reviews the latest findings on ADHD in high school and college students, assessment methods, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions.  Practical guidelines are included for helping young adults make the transition to college, so they may cope with their disorder and do as well as possible in school and social settings. Coverage is straightforward, realistic, and geared toward optimum functioning and outcomes. Among the topics featured:

- Background information, from current statistics to diagnostic issues.
- ADHD in high school adolescents.
- ADHD in college students: behavioral, academic, and psychosocial functioning.
- Assessment of ADHD in college students.
- Psychosocial/educational treatment of ADHD in college students.
- Pharmacotherapy for college students with ADHD.
- Future directions for practice and research.

The comprehensive information in College Students with ADHD provides a wealth of information to researchers and professionals working with this population, including clinical and school psychologists, school and college counselors, special education teachers, social workers, developmental psychologists, and disability support staff on college campuses, as well as allied mental health providers.

About the authors

Lisa L. Weyandt, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work with ADHD and executive functions. Dr. Weyandt is particularly interested in the assessment and treatment of ADHD  in college students including pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, and clinical neuroscience. She is the author of An ADHD Primer and The Physiological Bases of Cognitive and Behavior Disorders and has published numerous articles and book chapters concerning ADHD.

George J. DuPaul, Ph.D., is Professor of School Psychology and Chairperson of the Department of Education and Human Services at Lehigh University. He has extensive experience providing clinical services to children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families as well as consulting with a variety of school districts regarding the management of students with ADHD.  He has been an author or co-author on more than 180 journal articles and book chapters related to ADHD.  He has published seven books and two videos on the assessment and treatment of ADHD. Currently, he is investigating the effects of early intervention and school-based interventions for students with ADHD as well as the assessment and treatment of college students with ADHD.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“By providing a critical review and analysis of the research on college students with ADHD, College Students With ADHD is a major contribution to the literature. It will be enlightening to researchers and those working to help this student population. … This book clearly serves as a benchmark for the field of study that centers on college students, but it could also serve as a model for similar publications that focus in turn on preschool children, school children, and adults with ADHD.” (Robert D. Brown, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (45), November, 2013)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction and Background Information

    Weyandt, Lisa L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • ADHD in Adolescents (Middle and High School)

    Weyandt, Lisa L. (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Academic, Social, and Psychological Functioning

    Weyandt, Lisa L. (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Assessment of ADHD

    Weyandt, Lisa L. (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Psychosocial Treatment and Educational Interventions

    Weyandt, Lisa L. (et al.)

    Pages 61-74

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5345-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5344-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
College Students with ADHD
Book Subtitle
Current Issues and Future Directions
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5345-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5345-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5344-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 122
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics