By Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Terri L. Shelton
This quantity offers baby wellbeing and fitness care execs and educators with a accomplished set of empirically-driven, process-oriented guidance for assessing youngsters and young people who convey signs of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity ailment (AD/HD). * deals instructions for carrying out an AD/HD evaluate;
* contains a distinctive description of the defining beneficial properties of AD/HD;
* Comprehensively discusses how AD/HD and its linked good points spread around the lifestyles span;
* offers an in-depth critique of assorted evaluation tactics.
Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder steers the reader in the course of the means of choosing measures and attaining exact AD/HD diagnoses. The textual content additionally experiences the method of translating overview facts into remedy options, giving suggestions to little ones and households, and comparing therapy efficacy.
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In many free-play or low-demand settings, where children with AD/ HD can do as they please, their behavior is indistinguishable from that of other children (Luk, 1985). Significant AD/HD problems may not arise until others place demands on them or set rules for their behavior. Presumably due to increased demands for behavioral self-regulation, group settings are far more problematic for children with AD/HD than are one-on-one situations. Symptoms are also more likely to arise when feedback is dispensed infrequently or on a delayed basis (Douglas, 1983).
Neurophysiology Brain function in children with AD/HD has been addressed primarily using cerebral blood flow (CBF) and positron-emission tomography (PET) studies. Although few, CBF investigations have consistently found decreased blood flow in the prefrontal regions of the brain and in the various pathways connecting these regions to the limbic system, including the caudate nucleus (Lou, Henriksen, & Bruhn, 1984; Sieg, Gaffney, Preston, & Hellings, 1995). These blood flow deficits were reversed when stimulant medication was administered.
Another advantage is the manner in which the diagnostic needs of adolescents and adults are addressed: No longer is it necessary for them to meet the same criteria as do children to receive a diagnosis, though this is still a possibility. Other diagnostic options exist, in the form of either the In Partial Remission or the Not Otherwise Specified classifications. Other DSM-IV improvements include the requirement for evidence of psychosocial impairment resulting from AD/HD symptoms and the requirement that the symptoms show cross-situational pervasiveness.
Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Topics in Social Psychiatry) by Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Terri L. Shelton