An estimated seven million American adults have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Understanding and Treating Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder provides accurate, timely information about the nature and treatment of this disorder. Written in a collegial style, this resource combines evidence-based material with clinical experience to address problems in diagnosing and treating adults with ADHD. Dr. Doyle shows how diagnostic and treatment methods in children with ADHD also apply to affected adults. He examines the role of medications, including new agents that expand the range of therapeutic choices.
Understanding the evolution of the concept and treatment of ADHD in children illuminates current thinking about the disorder in adults. Dr. Doyle presents guidelines for establishing a valid diagnosis, including clinical interviews and standardized rating scales. He covers genetic and biochemical bases of the disorder. He also addresses the special challenges of forming a therapeutic alliance—working with "coach" caregivers; cultural, ethnic, and racial issues; legal considerations; and countertransference issues.
He explores a range of options for treating adult ADHD:
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A life of turbulence, underachievement, and heart-breaking setbacks is the reality for many adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In contrast, Understanding and Treating Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder shows that with effective treatment, many affected adults can lead fuller, more satisfying lives.
This authoritative volume addresses difficulties in diagnosing adult ADHD, including the debate about whether the disorder exists as a valid entity. Dr. Doyle covers the genetic and biochemical bases of the disorder and explains how understanding ADHD in children illuminates current thinking about the disorder in adults.
Comprehensive treatment demands more than just medication, and Dr. Doyle explores a wide range of options. He covers the full range of medications for ADHD, including new agents that expand the range of therapeutic choices. He provides specific information about both CNS and nonstimulant medications, discussing the controversies about these medications, including the potential dangers of the CNS stimulants. In addition to medications, Dr. Doyle advocates other interventions, including the cognitive behavioral therapies. He also includes strategies for comorbid and medication-resistant ADHD. Readers will find coverage of such issues as the impact of ADHD in the workplace, special considerations regarding women, and the effects of ADHD on families.
Forming a therapeutic alliance with adult ADHD patients poses special challenges. Clinical examples from adults with ADHD in his practice provide a vivid counterpoint to the scientific data about the disorder. An expert in his field, Dr. Doyle speaks to enhanced life prospects for those who suffer from ADHD. He promotes a medically sound yet flexible and creative approach to treating these unconventional patients.About the Author:
Brian B. Doyle, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and of Family and Community Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, DC.
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