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Mapping the multiple pathways and potential causes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this authoritative book confronts such enduring controversies as the validity of ADHD as a clinical construct. Specific suggestions are provided for studies that might further refine the conceptualization of the disorder, with significant potential benefits for treatment and prevention.
Joel T. Nigg, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an active research scientist. He is Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at Oregon Health and Science University. His research on the etiology of and mechanisms involved in ADHD has been funded by the National Institutes of Health continuously since 1997. Dr. Nigg is best known for his work characterizing the neuropsychological features of ADHD; he is also a leading investigator of temperamental and personality characteristics related to ADHD. He has published over 90 peer reviewed scientific articles on ADHD and related topics, and has presented his work at numerous national and international scientific meetings in the field of children's mental health. Dr. Nigg also serves as a reviewer for grants for the National Institute of Mental Health, and is on the editorial boards of several major scientific journals.
Table of Contents
How Does ADHD Work?
Attention and Arousal
Executive Functioning or Cognitive Control
Motor Control and Timing
Where Does ADHD Come From?
Uncommon Experiential Risk Factors
Common Experiential Risk Factors
Multiple Pathways Reconsidered
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