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The Science of ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionalsby Chris Chandler
Synopses & Reviews
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a long-term disorder affecting many children and adults. It is also a highly controversial psychiatric disorder; in its cause, its diagnosis, and the effect of diagnosis on the patient. This controversy is exacerbated by the commonly recommended treatment for the condition – Ritalin. The Science of ADHD addresses the scientific status of ADHD in an informed and accessible way, without recourse to emotional or biased viewpoints. The very latest studies are used to present a reasoned account of ADHD and its treatment.
The Science of ADHD is highly multidisciplinary, covering the areas of genetics, neuroscience, psychology and treatment. The ever increasing scientific evidence is described and discussed, informing the reader of the limitations of the science, but also the benefits that scientific enquiry can bring to understanding what goes on in the ADHD brain.
The Science of ADHD addresses the scientific status of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in an informed and accessible way, without recourse to emotional or biased viewpoints. The author utilises the very latest studies to present a reasoned account of ADHD and its treatment.
About the Author
Chris Chandler is Principal Lecturer in Psychobiology at London Metropolitan University. Chandler’s research interests have previously centred on the role of dopamine in behaviour. He is currently involved in projects researching the addiction and changes that can occur in information processing. He teaches on the biological aspects of behaviour, including ADHD and addiction.
Table of Contents
1. What is ADHD?
2. Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Comorbidity.
3. Causality and the environmental hypotheses of ADHD.
4. Psychological theories of ADHD.
5. The Genetics of ADHD.
6. The Neuroscience of ADHD.
7. Psychostimulant Treatment of ADHD.
8. Non-stimulant Medication and Non-pharmacological Treatment.
9. Addiction, Reward and ADHD.
10. The Past, Present and Future Science of ADHD.
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