Advances in ADHD by Dr. Russel Barkley


An Overview of the Diagnosis, check Assessment and Management of ADHD by Dr. Russell Barkley.
Dr. Barkley initially discusses the nature of ADHD as understood from recent developments in clinical research on the nature of the disorder. He then reviews the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD and adjustments that must be made for special populations (adults, females, etc.) and new approaches to subtyping ADHD and related attention disorders. Following is an overview of the core components of the assessment of ADHD in both child and adult populations. He concludes with an overview of the evidence-based treatments for ADHD and those approaches that are experimental or are unsupported in current clinical research.

What you will learn:
Have a deeper understanding ADHD as a disorder of executive functioning and self-regulation, not just attention.
Be able to better adapt DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD so as to conduct more rigorous diagnostic evaluations of child and adult ADHD
Be able to understand and implement the major components of a rigorous evaluation of patients for child or adult ADHD
Have a better understanding of the evidence-based approaches to the management of child and adult ADHD and will know the most recent experimental therapies developed for the disorder as well as those lacking any scientific evidence for their efficacy.

About Dr. Barkley
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley is a Diplomate (board certification) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP) He is also a Fellow in the American Psychological Association. He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 22 books and clinical manuals now numbering 30 separate editions. He has published more than 275 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. His most recent books include Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents (2014), Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved (2012), Taking Charge of Adult ADHD (2010), ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says (2008); ADHD in Adults: Diagnosis and Management (2007); Your Defiant Teen (2008); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment (4th ed., 2015), and Your Defiant Child (2013, 3rd ed.), among others. In 1993, he founded a bimonthly newsletter for clinical professionals, The ADHD Report (Guilford) on which he continues to serve as Editor. He has created seven professional videotapes on ADHD and defiant children, three of which have won national awards, including the 1992 and 1994 Golden Apple Award for educational videos from the National Education Association. Dr. Barkley has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals and as a reviewer for numerous others. He was the President of the Section of Clinical Child Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association (1988), and was President of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (1991).
Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited workshops, public addresses, and scientific presentations internationally. He has appeared on many nationally televised programs including 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. In 1994, he received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. In 1996, he was awarded the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his research career in child development. In 1998, he received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research from the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, (now Division 53) of the American Psychological Association. In 2002, he received the Dissemination Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association for his career long efforts to educate the public and other professionals about the science of ADHD. And in 2012 he received the Distinguished Career Contribution Award from the Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association. His websites are and



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