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The Science of ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

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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 a?? 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.

Synopsis:

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.
  • Provides an up-to-date account of the neuroscience of ADHD, and the limitations of such research
  • Addresses the scientific status of ADHD from an objective and evidence-based standpoint without recourse to emotional and uninformed argument
  • Describes and discusses the ever increasing scientific evidence
  • As a parent of a child with ADHD, the author has first-hand experience of the subject matter, and a unique understanding of the information parents require on the subject

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

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

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.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405162357
Author:
Chandler, Chris
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Educational Psychology, Ritalin, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Psychobiology
Subject:
Developmental disorders
Subject:
Psychology-ADD and ADHD
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Educational Psyc
Subject:
hology, Ritalin, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Psychobiology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Publication Date:
20110329
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
  • Provides an up-to-date account of the neuroscience of ADHD, and the limitations of such research
  • Addresses the scientific status of ADHD from an objective and evidence-based standpoint without recourse to emotional and uninformed argument
  • Describes and discusses the ever increasing scientific evidence
  • As a parent of a child with ADHD, the author has first-hand experience of the subject matter, and a unique understanding of the information parents require on the subject
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