Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

From Genes to Patients

  • David Gozal
  • Dennis L. Molfese

Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Davide Viggiano, Daniela Vallone, Lucia A. Ruocco, Adolfo G. Sadile
    Pages 55-77
  3. Martha Bridge Denckla
    Pages 165-183
  4. Erik G. Willcutt, Kimberly Brodsky, Nomita Chhabildas, Michelle Shanahan, Benjamin Yerys, Ashley Scott et al.
    Pages 185-213
  5. Stephen R. Hooper, Emily A. Williams
    Pages 215-254
  6. Jack Stevens
    Pages 277-292
  7. Juliana S. Bloom, Carlin J. Miller, Mauricio A. Garcia, George W. Hynd
    Pages 337-358
  8. Alexandra P. Fonaryova Key, Melissa Ferguson, Dennis L. Molfese
    Pages 359-392
  9. Louise M. O’Brien, David Gozal
    Pages 435-455
  10. John S. Markowitz, Kennerly S. Patrick
    Pages 529-550
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 551-559

About this book


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral disorder affecting 5-10% of children and adolescents and 3% of adults. In Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: From Genes to Patients, expert psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacologists, and pharmaceutical scientists from around the world comprehensively review all critical aspects of our latest understanding of ADHD. The authors emphasize the evaluation and treatment of patients with ADHD, moving from the day-to-day approach by the clinical psychologist to the more sophisticated anatomical and functional imaging strategies that have emerged in the last decade. Specific impairments, such as reading disabilities, social difficulties, and limited working memory are analyzed in detail, as well as for their respective contributions to global functioning. Additional chapters explain, in a readable style, current theories on the pathophysiology of ADHD, focusing on neurotransmitters and the insights gained from animal models. An expanded review of the pharmacotherapy of ADHD includes appropriate methods for selecting of specific drugs for individual patients based on drug kinetics and gene expression.
Comprehensive and state of the art, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: From Genes to Patients offers pediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists an authoritative guide to understanding the pathophysiology, symptomatology, evaluation, and treatment of patients with ADHD.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David Gozal
    • 1
  • Dennis L. Molfese
    • 2
  1. 1.Kosair Children’s Hospital, Research Institute, Departments of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and ToxicologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisville
  2. 2.Department of Psychological and Brain SciencesUniversity of LouisvilleLouisville

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