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Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Michael Fitzgerald (Editor), Mark Bellgrove (Editor), Michael Gill (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-01444-8

Apr 2008

536 pages

In Stock



Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent childhood psychiatric disorders of our time. The condition is defined by levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that are in impairing and developmentally inappropriate. Increasingly, there is a growing appreciation that for many individuals the disorder may persist into adulthood and be associated with significant social and economic burden.

Conditions, such as ADHD, that are manifestly heterogeneous in terms of their clinical presentation, underlying neurobiology and treatment response, must be tackled on multiple fronts. This Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder provides a state of the art position on each of these fronts from leading clinicians and researchers from around the world. Broad in its scope and comprehensive in its detail, this book should be as useful to the student as it is to the experienced clinician or researcher.

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About the Editors

List of Contributors

Preface (Michael Fitzgerald, Mark A. Bellgrove and Michael Gill).


Chapter 1 The History of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Louise Sharkey & Michael Fitzgerald).

Chapter 2 Diagnosis and Classification of ADHD in Childhood (Louise Sharkey & Michael Fitzgerald).

Chapter 3 Diagnosis and Classification of ADHD in Adulthood (Aiveen Kirley).

Chapter 4 ADHD and comorbid Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders (Paul McArdle).

Chapter 5 ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Tourette’s Syndrome: Investigating the evidence for Clinical and Genetic Overlap (Louise Gallagher, Mark Bellgrove, Ziarih Hawi, Ricardo Segurado & Michael Fitzgerald).

Chapter 6 Forensic Aspects of ADHD (Susan Young).


Chapter 7 Behaviour Genetic Approaches to the Study of ADHD (Kellie S. Bennett, Florence Levy and David A. Hay).

Chapter 8 Molecular Genetic Aspects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Ziarih Hawi & Naomi Lowe).

Chapter 9 Environmental Risk Factors and Gene-Environment Interaction in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Edwina Barry and Michael Gill).

Chapter 10 The Genetics of Adult ADHD (Frank A. Middleton and Stephen V. Faraone).

Chapter 11 Functional Neuroimaging of Reward and Motivational Pathways in ADHD (Clare Kelly, Anouk Scheres, Edmund S.J. Sonuga-Barke, and F Xavier Castellanos).

Chapter 12 Genes, Cognition and Brain Activity: The Endophenotype Approach to ADHD (Mark A. Bellgrove, Ian H. Robertson and Michael Gill).

Chapter 13 The Psychopharmacology of ADHD (Mary V. Solanto, Russell Schachar and Abel Ickowicz).

Chapter 14 Catecholamines and the Prefrontal Cortical Regulation of Behaviour and Attention (Amy F.T. Arnsten).

Chapter 15 Stimulant Response in ADHD and Comorbid Anxiety Disorder (Alasdair Vance).

Chapter 16 Avenues for Pharmacogenetic Research In ADHD (Edwina Barry, Ziarih Hawi, and Aiveen Kirley).


Chapter 17 Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of ADHD (Susan Young).

Chapter 18 ADHD in the Classroom: Symptoms and Treatment (Will Wilkinson and Malie Lagendijk).

Chapter 19 Psychosocial Treatments for Adults with ADHD (Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks).

Chapter 20 Avenues for the Neuro-Remediation of ADHD: Lessons from Clinical Neurosciences (Redmond G. O’Connell, Mark A. Bellgrove and Ian H. Robertson).


Chapter 21 Evolutionary Aspects of ADHD (Ester Klimkeit and John L. Bradshaw).

Chapter 22 Future Directions in ADHD Research and Clinical Practice (Mark A. Bellgrove and Eric T. Taylor).