Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Cheryl Bodiford McNeil
  • Toni L. Hembree-Kigin
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Back in 1974 when PCIT was first being developed by Sheila Eyberg at Oregon Health Sciences University, the treatment was used primarily with children with disruptive behavior and/or developmental disabilities from families experiencing multiple stressors. Research studies evaluating PCIT over the next three decades described the young participants as having “conduct problems.” Over time, PCIT has become known as an effective intervention specifically for preschoolers with a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder. Little attention has been paid to the fact that these participants with “conduct problems” generally included children with co-morbid diagnoses including ADHD.


Frontal Lobe Stimulant Medication ADHD Child Oppositional Defiant Disorder Oppositional Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheryl Bodiford McNeil
    • 1
  • Toni L. Hembree-Kigin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Early Childhood Mental Health ServicesMesaUSA

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