ERIC Number: ED538427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
Current Directions in ADHD and Its Treatment
Norvilitis, Jill M., Ed.
The treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a matter of ongoing research and debate, with considerable data supporting both psychopharmacological and behavioral approaches. Researchers continue to search for new interventions to be used in conjunction with or in place of the more traditional approaches. These interventions run the gamut from social skills training to cognitive behavioral interventions to meditation to neuropsychologically-based techniques. The goal of this volume is to explore the state-of-the-art in considerations in the treatment of ADHD around the world. This broad survey covers issues related to comorbidity that affect the treatment choices that are made, the effects of psychopharmacology, and non-medication treatments, with a special section devoted to the controversial new treatment, neurofeedback. There is something in this volume for everyone interested in the treatment of ADHD, from students examining the topic for the first time to researchers and practitioners looking for inspiration for new research questions or potential interventions. This book contains the following chapters: (1) ADHD in Children and Adolescents: A Good Practice Guidance (Somnath Banerjee); (2) ADHD and Comorbid Conditions (Nitin Patel, Mita Patel and Harsha Patel); (3) Comorbidity in ADHD: A Neuropsychological Perspective (Julio Cesar Flores Lazaro and Maria Alejandra Salgado Soruco); (4) ADHD and Sleep Problems in Children (Elizabeth Hastings and Barbara T. Felt); (5) The Neuropsychopharmacology of Stimulants: Dopamine and ADHD (Paul E.A. Glaser and Greg A. Gerhardt); (6) Trends in the Prescribing and Adverse Drug Reactions Patterns of Psychostimulants Among Danish Children and Adolescents (Lise Aagaard and Ebba Holme Hansen); (7) Do Stimulant Medications for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Enhance Cognition? (Claire Advokat and Christine Vinci); (8) Motor Skills in Children with ADHD: Comparative Study from the Farmacological Treatment (Jose Armando Vidarte Claros and Consuelo Velez Alvarez); (9) Methylphenidate and Dyslipidemia (Gideon Charach, Nechemia Kaysar, Alexander Rabinovich, Ori Argov and Moshe Weintraub); (10) ADHD and Stress: The Role of Meditation to Reduce Stress, and Improve Brain Function and Behavior Regulation (Sarina J. Grosswald and Fred Travis); (11) The Value of Coached Behaviour Modification in the Effective Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Tilla Olivier and Ana Gomes); (12) Distractor or Noise? The Influence of Different Sounds on Cognitive Performance in Inattentive and Attentive Children (Goran Soderlund and Sverker Sikstrom); (13) QEEG Characteristics and Biofeedback Modalities in Children with ADHD (Nada Pop-Jordanova); (14) EEG Findings in ADHD and the Application of EEG Biofeedback in Treatment of ADHD (Mohammad Ali Nazari); and (15) The Effect of Psycho-Educational Therapy on Electroencephalographic Biofeedback Scores in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Irene Nikaina, Aspa Paspali, Georgia Kleidaria and Antigone Papavasiliou).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adolescents, Brain, Sleep, Educational Therapy, Biofeedback, Comparative Analysis, Pharmacology, Metacognition, Research, Drug Therapy, Intervention, Comorbidity, Behavior Modification, Children, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Processes, Psychomotor Skills, Stress Variables, Coaching (Performance), Psychoeducational Methods, Special Needs Students, Acoustics, Auditory Stimuli
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Researchers
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark