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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: M. Foster Olive, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Psychological Disorders
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  • ISBN-10: 1438198221
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9822-4
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2020
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the name of a group of attention-related symptoms that are often found together, especially in children and young adults. ADHD often starts to become apparent in the middle elementary school years, and symptoms can last into adulthood. Symptoms include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is estimated that ADHD affects approximately 2 million children in the United States. This comprehensive book explores the nature of ADHD, its history, how it is diagnosed and treated, and its possible causes.

Chapters include:

 

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Different Types of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Neurobiology of Attention and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Conditions and Causes That Are Incorrectly Correlated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Genes and Environment in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medications
  • Methods for Managing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Outlook for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

 

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About the Author(s)

M. Foster Olive received his BA from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of more than 100 journal articles about mental illness and substance abuse, and several other books in the Psychological Disorders series. He was previously a faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina, and is currently professor of psychology and director of the Addiction Neuroscience Laboratory at Arizona State University.

Foreword author Pat Levitt, Ph.D., is the director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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