This book is a direct response to a severe treatment gap in recognising, treating and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. Affecting 3–4% of the global population, ADHD has long been considered a pediatric psychiatric condition and continues to be overlooked in adults, who often go on to endure a lifetime of clinically significant impairments that affect work performance, social behavior, and personal relationships. However, in the wake of the recognition of ADHD in adults in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (considered the absolute gold standard in psychiatry) and a greater number of pharmaceutical treatments being indicated for adults, this book will increase awareness of the condition and advocate expanding ADHD treatment across all age ranges. The book is especially relevant to psychiatrists, GPs, and specialist psychiatric nurses , while also a useful resource for patient societies and advocacy groups.
A succinct, timely guide to recognizing, treating, and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults
The pocketbook size makes this book an ideal go-to resource for psychiatrists and GPs
Contains a comprehensive appendix containing all major psychiatric scales for diagnosing ADHD, including the structured Diagnostic Interview for Adult ADHD (DIVA) and Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale
Introduction to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.- Definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.- The scientific basis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.- Diagnostic assessment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.- Neuropsychological assessment.- Comorbid symptoms, syndromes, and disorders.- Pharmacological treatments.- Psychological treatments.- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during pregnancy.- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the criminal justice system.- Service provision for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.