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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for by Russell A. Barkley

By Russell A. Barkley

This instruction manual provides huge wisdom at the nature, analysis, overview, and remedy of ADHD. supplied are authoritative guidance for realizing and coping with the demanding situations ADHD poses to young ones, teens, and adults in various settings. All chapters finish with elementary Key scientific Points.

Note: Practitioners wishing to enforce the overview and remedy suggestions within the instruction manual are instructed to buy the significant other Workbook, which includes an entire set of kinds, questionnaires, and handouts, in a large-size layout with permission to photocopy.

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Abikoff, Gittelman-Klein, and Klein (1977) and O’Leary (1981) developed classroom observation codes with some promise for discriminating children with ADHD from children with other or no disabilities (Gittelman, 1988). Roberts (1979), drawing on the earlier work of Routh and Schroeder (1976) and Kalverboer (1988), refined a laboratory playroom observation procedure that would be found to discrim- 28 I. THE NATURE OF ADHD inate children with ADHD not only from nondisabled children, but also from children with aggression or mixed aggression and ADHD.

2). British scientists even viewed pervasiveness as an essential criterion for the diagnosis of a distinct syndrome of hyperactivity (as noted earlier). However, research appearing at the end of the decade (Costello, Loeber, & StouthamerLoeber, 1991) demonstrated that such group differences were more likely to be the results of differences in the source of the information used to classify the children (parents vs. teachers) than of actual behavioral differences between the situational and pervasive subgroups.

140) and that the “illness shaping role of the psycho-social environment may have been over-emphasized by other authors” (p. 141). Treatment with a well-structured set of demands and educational procedures, as well as with phenothiazine medication, was thought to be indicated. Later in this decade, Morrison and Minkoff (1975) similarly argued that explosive personality disorder or episodic dyscontrol syndrome in adulthood might well be the adult sequel to the hyperactivity syndrome in childhood.

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