ADHD and Its Many Associated Problems

Paperback | May 13, 2014

byChristopher Gillberg

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ADHD and Its Many Associated Problems is a clinical handbook about infants, children, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged, and elderly people with ADHD and all its many comorbidities. It is the only book on ADHD that includes the comprehensive view of the condition as but one (albeit,perhaps the most important) of many disorders subsumed under the umbrella concept of ESSENCE (Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations). This book reviews the history of ADHD, its definitions, symptoms, associated ESSENCE problems, etiology, risk and protectivefactors, approach to diagnosis and diagnostic work-up, comprehensive intervention guidelines, and outcome. It relies on the most up-to-date research and clinical information available. With over 40 years of practice in the field, Christopher Gillberg demonstrates his extensive research and clinical experience in ADHD and Its Many Associated Problems. More than any other book in the field, it focuses on the variable clinical presentation and the importance of early recognition ofthese most important public health problems of our time. It makes the point that in order to be able to deal with ADHD in a holistic way, clinicians need to be aware that ADHD is not just about ADHD, but about an entire host of other problems. The book emphasizes the strengths that people with ADHDdemonstrate, strengths that can be turned into great assets, but only if the nature of the underlying problems are acknowledged.ADHD and Its Many Associated Problems is intended for specialist neurologists and psychiatrists, but can also be of great value to general practitioners and clinical psychologists. It is useful also for social workers, teachers, and, people who suffer from the condition(s).

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ADHD and Its Many Associated Problems is a clinical handbook about infants, children, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged, and elderly people with ADHD and all its many comorbidities. It is the only book on ADHD that includes the comprehensive view of the condition as but one (albeit,perhaps the most important) of many disorders sub...

Christopher Gillberg, MD, PhD, is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199937907

ISBN - 13:9780199937905

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Definitions and Diagnostic Criteria3. ADHD and the Concept of ESSENCE (Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations)4. Prevalence of ADHD, DAMP, and ESSENCE5. Development of Symptoms During Childhood and Adolescence6. Difficulties in Speech, Language, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Motor Control, and Other "Specific" Learning/Developmental Disorders7. Mental Health Problems/Additional "Psychiatric Disorder"8. Other Associated Problems Not Classified as Mental or Psychiatric Disorders9. Differentiation From Other Conditions - Differential Diagnosis10. Diagnosis of ADHD, DAMP, or Disorders in ESSENCE Group11. Causes, Risk Factors, and Laboratory Findings12. What Is the Outcome - Can You Outgrow It?13. Intervention: Psychoeducation, Self-help, Supportive Measures, and Treatment14. Who Can Help?15. Case Histories of ADHD, DAMP, and Disorders in ESSENCE Group