Although the phenomenon of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is well described in children, it is now thought that in up to 60% of cases the symptoms persist into adulthood. This volume reviews our growing knowledge of adult ADHD and presents a transatlantic perspective on the identification, assessment and treatment of the disorder. The introductory section covers the history of ADHD, as well as the epidemiology, consequences, gender differences and legal aspects. Detailed descriptions of the clinical features of ADHD in adults are then given to enhance the reader's clinical recognition and assessment. Subsequent sections cover treatment strategies, emphasising pharmacological, psychological and social interventions. Written and edited by experts internationally renowned for their work in ADHD, this is an essential resource for all mental health workers who encounter adults presenting with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Preface; 1. The course and persistence of ADHD throughout the life-cycle J. Biederman and J. Buitelaar; 2. The prevalence and correlates of adult ADHD R. Kessler, J. Buitelaar, Lenard Russell Barkley, J. Biederman, C. Conners, Larry Greenhill, David Shaw and T. Spencer; 3. Gender issues in adult ADHD P. Quinn; 4. The consequences of ADHD in adulthood: educational, vocational and relational impairments T. Spencer; 5. Neurobiology of ADHD J. Krause, Klaus-Henning Krause and Martin Ohlmeier; 6. Quantitative and molecular genetic studies of adult ADHD P. Asherson, S. Faraone and F. Levy; 7. Structural and functional MRI findings in adults with ADHD Y. Paloyelis; 8. Evoked response potentials in adults with ADHD G. McLoughlin; 9. Positron Emission Tomography findings in adults with ADHD M. Mehta; 10. Diagnosing ADHD in adults L. Adler and David Shaw; 11. Neurocognitive characteristics of adults with ADHD J. Dowson and Andrew Blackwell; 12. Adult ADHD and mood disorders T. Brown; 13. Adult ADHD and anxiety disorders M. Weiss; 14. Adult ADHD and substance use disorders T. Wilens; 15. Adult ADHD and organic brain disorders A. Niemela and H. Niederhofer; 16. Autism spectrum disorders overlap ADHD in adults C. Gillberg; 17. Adult ADHD and learning disorders K. Xenitidis; 18. Adult ADHD and personality disorders F. van Dijk and Henrik Anckarsater; 19. Psychostimulants for adult ADHD T. Spencer and J. Biederman; 20. The use of non-stimulant drugs in the treatment of adult ADHD W. Verbeeck; 21. Medication management in adult ADHD S. Kooij; 22. Abuse potential of stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD S. H. Kollins; 23. Psycho-education for adults with ADHD: impressions from the field R. Bruggeman and A. van Lammeren; 24. Coaching of adults with ADHD D. Ryffel; 25. Clinical applications of research on the psychosocial treatment of adult ADHD M. McDermott; 26. EEG biofeedback for adult ADHD Y. Ginsberg; 27. Alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD A. Arnold and S. Spetie; Appendices; Index.