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What Causes ADHD?: Understanding What Goes Wrong and Why

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Synopsis:

Synthesizing a wealth of recent neuropsychological research, this groundbreaking book focuses on the multiple pathways by which attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) develops. Joel T. Nigg marshals the best available knowledge on what is actually going on in the symptomatic child's brain and why, tracing the intersecting causal influences of genetic, neural, and environmental factors. In the process, the book confronts such enduring controversies as the validity of ADHD as a clinical construct. Specific suggestions are provided for studies that might further refine the conceptualization of the disorder, with significant potential benefits for treatment and prevention.

About the Author

Joel T. Nigg, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an active research scientist. He is Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at Oregon Health and Science University. His research on the etiology of and mechanisms involved in ADHD has been funded by the National Institutes of Health continuously since 1997. Dr. Nigg is best known for his work characterizing the neuropsychological features of ADHD; he is also a leading investigator of temperamental and personality characteristics related to ADHD. He has published over 90 peer reviewed scientific articles on ADHD and related topics, and has presented his work at numerous national and international scientific meetings in the field of children's mental health. Dr. Nigg also serves as a reviewer for grants for the National Institute of Mental Health, and is on the editorial boards of several major scientific journals.

Table of Contents

I. Conceptual Context

1. ADHDs Controversies

2. Defining “Disorder”

II. How Does ADHD Work?

3. Neural Systems

4. Attention and Arousal

5. Executive Functioning or Cognitive Control

6. Motivation

7. Motor Control and Timing

III. Where Does ADHD Come From?

8. Multiple Pathways

9. Genetic Effects

10. Uncommon Experiential Risk Factors

11. Common Experiential Risk Factors

IV. Integration

12. Multiple Pathways Reconsidered

13. Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606233528
Author:
Nigg, Joel T.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Subject:
Psychopathology - Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD--ADHD)
Subject:
Psychiatry - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Psychology-ADD and ADHD
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
422
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Synthesizing a wealth of recent neuropsychological research, this groundbreaking book focuses on the multiple pathways by which attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) develops. Joel T. Nigg marshals the best available knowledge on what is actually going on in the symptomatic child's brain and why, tracing the intersecting causal influences of genetic, neural, and environmental factors. In the process, the book confronts such enduring controversies as the validity of ADHD as a clinical construct. Specific suggestions are provided for studies that might further refine the conceptualization of the disorder, with significant potential benefits for treatment and prevention.

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