ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults

ADHD-comorbiditiesEdited by Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 2009

Many books address various aspects of ADHD – but only ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults comprehensively describes the multiple ways in which other psychiatric and learning disorders complicate ADHD in both children and adults.

This practical book features comprehensive, research-based information on ADHD and its full range of comorbidities – including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, learning disorders, substance abuse, sleep disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism spectrum disorders, oppositionality and aggression, Tourette syndrome, and developmental coordination disorder.

The book offers a new paradigm for understanding ADHD, viewing it not as a simple behavior disorder, but as a complex developmental impairment of executive function, the management system of the brain. In accessible language, more than 30 researcher-clinician contributors summarize how to recognize ADHD and its comorbidities at various stages of development, from preschool age to adolescence to adulthood. Clinicians will find practical help “and acquire valuable guidance on tailoring medications and other interventions” to optimize treatment outcomes for patients of all ages with complex cases of ADHD.

Table of Contents


F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D.



Part I
Attention Deficit Disorders With Comorbidities

  1. Developmental Complexities of Attentional Disorders Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
  2. Genetics of AD/HD
    David C. Rettew, M.D.,
    James J. Hudziak, M.D.
  3. AD/HD in Preschool Children
    Kelly Posner, Ph.D.,
    Larry Greenhill, M.D.
  4. AD/HD in Elementary School Children
    George J. DuPaul, Ph.D.,
    Thomas J. Power, Ph.D.
  5. AD/HD in Adolescents
    Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D.
  6. ADHD in Adults
    Lily Hechtman, M.D., F.R.C.P.

Part II
Attention Deficit Disorders With Specific Comorbidities

  1. ADHD With Mood Disorders
    Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D.
    Stephanie E. Meyer, Ph.D.
  2. ADHD With Anxiety Disorders
    Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D.
  3. ADHD With Oppositionality and Aggression
    Jeffrey H. Newcorn, M.D.,
    Jeffrey M. Halperin, Ph.D.,
    Carlin J. Miller, Ph.D.
  4. ADHD With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Daniel A. Geller, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P.
    Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
  5. ADHD With Language and/or Learning Disorders in Children and Adolescents
    Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D.,
    Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
  6. ADHD and Learning Disabilities in Adults: Overlap With Executive Dysfunction
    Jeanette Wasserstein, Ph.D.,
    Martha Bridge Denckla, M.D.
  7. ADHD With Substance Use Disorders
    Timothy E. Wilens, M.D.
  8. ADHD With Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    Christopher Gillberg, M.D.,
    Paramala Santosh, M.D.,
    Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
  9. ADHD With Sleep/Arousal Disturbances
    Judith A. Owens, M.D., M.P.H.
    Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
    Edward J. Modestino, A.L.B., M.L.A.
  10. ADHD With Tourette Syndrome
    Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Ph.D.,
    Lawrence Scahill, M.S.N., Ph.D.,
    James F. Leckman, M.D.
  11. ADHD With Developmental Coordination Disorder
    Christopher Gillberg, M.D., Ph.D.
    Björn Kadesjö, M.D., Ph.D

Assessment And Interventions For Complicated Attention Deficit Disorders

  1. Assessment of AD/HD and Comorbidities
    Donald M. Quinlan, Ph.D.
  2. Pharmacotherapy of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbidities
    Jefferson B. Prince, M.D.
    Timothy E. Wilens, M.D.
  3. Psychosocial Interventions for Attention-Deficit Disorders and Comorbid Conditions
    Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D
  4. Cognitive Therapy for Adults With AD/HD
    Stephen P. McDermott, M.D.
  5. Tailoring Treatments for Individuals With Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder: Clinical and Research Perspectives
    Peter S. Jensen, M.D.,
    Howard Abikoff, Ph.D.,

    Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.


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