Renowned authority Russell Barkley provides a radical shift of perspective on ADHD. He argues that the disorder is not at root attentional, but rather a developmental problem of self-control. Offering new directions for thinking about and working with those with ADHD, this model has far-reaching implications for clinical practice.
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Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published six assessment scales and more than 280 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.
1. The Nature of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder2. Biological Etiologies Associated with ADHD3. Defining Behavioral Inhibition, Self-Control, and Executive Function4. Behavioral Inhibition and ADHD5. Neuropsychological Views of the Executive Functions: The Origins of a Hybrid Model 6. Additional Evidence Supporting the Existence of the Executive Functions7. Constructing the Hybrid Model of Executive Functions8. Developmental Considerations: Self-Control as an Instinct9. Extending the Hybrid Model of Executive Functions to ADHD10. Evidence Supporting Executive Function Deficits in ADHD11. Understanding ADHD and Self-Control: Social and Clinical Implications Afterword (2005)
"This is a masterful synthesis of what we know about ADHD from the clinic and the laboratory. Dr. Barkley's focus on the failure of hyperactive children and adults to inhibit their behavior has major and useful implications for diagnosis and treatment. This book will make a lasting contribution."--Judith Rapoport, MD
"Kudos to Russell Barkley for his courage and tenacity in producing this elegant and eloquent synthesis of facts and concepts about ADHD. Besides being a landmark work of neuropsychiatric importance, this book is a great example of the best in scientific thought, bursting with a joyful creativity that is grounded in but not constricted by accumulated knowledge and conventional wisdom."--Martha Bridge Denckla, MD
"An important theoretical contribution that will generate a great deal of research interest. More importantly, the new clinical approaches that stem from this framework may be of significant immediate and long-term benefit to our patients."--Lily Hechtman, MD, FRCP, McGill University
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