From leading ADHD authority Dr. Russell A. Barkley, this instructive program integrates information about ADHD with the experiences of adults from different walks of life who suffer from the disorder. Including interviews with these individuals, their family members, and the clinicians who treat them, the program addresses such important topics as the symptoms and behaviors that are characteristic of the disorder, how adult ADHD differs from the childhood form, the effects of ADHD on the family, and successful coping strategies. Approaches to adult diagnosis and treatment are explained in detail. Dr. Barkley also describes his innovative theory of ADHD, which offers insights into why people with the disorder have so much difficulty making adjustments in their lives. The accompanying manual serves as a quick-reference guide to the material presented and includes suggested reading lists for professionals and consumers.
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published six assessment scales and more than 280 scientific articles and book chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.
1. Introduction 2. History and Prevalence of ADHD in Adults 3. Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD in Adults 4. Defining ADHD in Adults: Making the Diagnosis in the UMASS and Milwaukee Studies 5. DSM Symptom Utility and the Issue of Age of Onset 6. Impairment in Major Life Activities 7. Identifying New Symptoms of ADHD in Adulthood 8. Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders and Psychological Maladjustment 9. Educational and Occupational Functioning 10. Drug Use and Antisocial Behavior 11. Health, Lifestyle, Money Management, and Driving 12. Sex, Dating and Marriage, Parenting, and Psychological Adjustment of Offspring 13. Neuropsychological Functioning 14. Summary, Conclusions, and Treatment Implications
Mental health professionals; graduate students; adults with ADHD and their family members. This video is also a resource for support groups. Suitable for viewing in graduate-level courses and seminars, and as an inservice training tool.