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Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Assessment and Intervention in Developmental Context
Editors: Steven W. Evans, Ph.D. and Betsy Hoza, Ph.D.

“. . . this book translates cutting edge science into state-of-the-art practice.”
—George J. DuPaul, Ph.D., Professor of School Psychology and Chair, Education and Human Services, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA

“. . . of major value to both research investigators and clinicians . . . . a major guide through the tangled literature on diagnosing and treating ADHD.”
—Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., Professor. Department of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley

“An outstanding compilation of the latest advancements on assessment and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan.”
—Linda Pfiffner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Hyperactivity, Attention and Learning Problems Program, University of California-San Francisco

Ensure the best possible outcomes for patients of all ages—and their families …

ADHD is the most widespread childhood neuropsychiatric disorder, and is increasingly being recognized in adults as well. Before treatment can begin, it is essential to correctly identify the problem—and assessment methods vary in usefulness depending on the individual’s stage of development. Stimulant medication has proved to be a useful treatment for many but not all of those diagnosed with ADHD, and even where medication is successful, there is a need to address behavioral as well as neurological issues. Concomitant problem relationship patterns with peers and family often require intervention.

This important new book is an essential resource for professionals who treat patients with ADHD—in children and adults—as well as for researchers studying the disorder, its causes, symptoms, assessment, and clinical management. 

  • How to assess ADHD in patients at different developmental stages—preschool, middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood
  • The best treatment options for individuals with ADHD at each developmental stage
  • Key issues in assessing and treating culturally diverse populations
  • How to evaluate treatment outcomes
  • Common behavior problems that co-occur with ADHD, and how best to address them
  • The biology and neuropsychology of ADHD—and their implications for assessment and treatment
  • Important factors in pharmacological and psychosocial interventions
  • How to address ADHD in the school context
  • What you need to know about complementary and alternative treatments
  • How to address peer and family functioning related to ADHD

“There are many books focused on the treatment of ADHD and, as such, it is sometimes difficult to separate essential texts from those of less value. Clearly, Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment and Intervention in Developmental Context is a valuable and indispensable resource for researchers and clinicians working with the ADHD population. Chapter authors represent a veritable ‘who’s who’ among ADHD experts and, as a result, this book translates cutting-edge science into state-of-the-art practice. Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is unique in highlighting the critical importance of multiple contexts (e.g., neurobiology, development, and psychosocial) and systems (e.g., family, school, peer, and culture) in implementing effective interventions. There is a strong emphasis on the link between assessment data and the selection, design, evaluation, and ongoing revision of intervention strategies. A multimodal, multisystemic, and integrated approach to treatment is presented across a developmental context ranging from preschool through adulthood. The detailed coverage of alternative and complementary treatments is particularly novel for a research-based book on ADHD treatment. This book makes a compelling case that treatment of ADHD must go beyond mere symptom reduction in also addressing the myriad of functional impairments and comorbid conditions frequently associated with this disorder. Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment and Intervention in Developmental Context is highly recommended for psychologists, psychiatrists, medical and mental health professionals as well as educators working with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD.”
—George J. DuPaul, Ph.D., Professor of School Psychology, Chair, Education and Human Services, Lehigh University

Treating ADHD: Assessment and Intervention in Developmental Context is a landmark accomplishment, providing an outstanding compilation of the latest advancements on assessment and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. Evans and Hoza have brought together leading experts in their respective fields to provide an exceptionally well-organized and complimentary set of chapters. The volume is remarkable for both its breadth and depth. Chapters are uniformly outstanding. Each chapter provides a scholarly review of key conceptual issues and cutting-edge scientific advancements, and those focused on assessment and treatment include practical applications spanning tried-and-true evidence-based approaches to emerging innovative developments. This is a wonderful resource for researchers, clinicians and educators alike and is a major contribution to the field of ADHD.”
—Linda Pfiffner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Hyperactivity, Attention and Learning Problems Program, University of California-San Francisco

“There are few edited volumes that can truly be called 'definitive,' 'authoritative,' comprehensive,' and 'of major value to both research investigators and clinicians.' Yet the book edited by Evans and Hoza, Treating Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a clear exception! Thorough, organized, readable, and clear, this book will serve as a major guide through the tangled literature on diagnosing and treating ADHD for years to come.”
—Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., Professor. Department of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley; Editor, Psychological Bulletin

Related Publications:
Advances in School-Based Mental Health Interventions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: State of the Science, Best Practices

Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth

 

 

 

Table of Contents (PDF)
Format: Hardcover Book
© 2011 594 pp.
ISBN 978-1-887554-80-0
Price: US $135.95
Product Code: TADHD

 

 


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