ADHD and Neuropsychological Nomenclature

  • Leonard F. KoziolEmail author
  • Deborah Ely Budding
  • Dana Chidekel
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Neuroscience book series (BRIEFSNEUROSCI)


While the DSM defines a diagnosis by a set of behaviors that are assigned to a category, neuropsychology, the study of brain–behavior relationships [28], seeks to identify the brain regions, systems, and/or networks that generate behaviors. Its nomenclature is most readily applied to the study of symptoms. The nomenclature of neuropsychology was never intended to meet the needs or demands of DSM diagnosis; at the same time, DSM diagnoses, and the symptoms associated with them, make no reference to neuropsychological test findings.


Brain Region School Psychology Neuropsychological Test Executive Functioning Functional Brain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard F. Koziol
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deborah Ely Budding
    • 2
    • 4
  • Dana Chidekel
    • 3
  1. 1.Neuropsychological ConsultantArlington HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA
  3. 3.Private PracticeTarzanaUSA
  4. 4.Private PracticeManhattan BeachUSA

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