ADHD – Variability Between Mind and Body


Radek Ptacek, PhD
Department of Psychiatry First Faculty of Medicine Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague

Hana Kuzelova
Department of Psychology, University of New York in Prague

Series: Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments
BISAC: PSY022010

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been considered as one of the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Nowadays it is becoming among one of the most common lifelong psychiatric disorders. Although ADHD symptoms are clearly defined by DSM 5, it influences the life of each person in many different and variable ways. ADHD is not a single phenomenon with simple causes and simple manifestations. One of the main characteristics of ADHD is variability.

Variability in etiology, genetics, biology of the disorder, symptomatology and especially real life manifestation. To understand ADHD means to understand its high variability that is one of the most typical signs of this diagnosis. The present book approaches ADHD from the perspective of its variability. It reviews the variability of ADHD from etiology through somatic and neurobiological causes and manifestations to psychological and social context. The book provides a review of variability of the diagnoses also in very specific areas such as in the somatic development of ADHD children. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the variability of ADHD for professionals in the broadest area of mental health as well as for related professions. The book is a great source for clinical as well as research workers. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


List of Acronyms

Chapter 1 – Concept Evolution, Diagnosis and Etiology of ADHD (pp. 1-20)

Chapter 2 – Biological Variability of ADHD (pp. 21-34)

Chapter 3 – Genetic Variability in ADHD (pp. 35-44)

Chapter 4 – Variability of Physical Growth in ADHD (pp. 45-56)

Chapter 5 – Variability of Mental Development in ADHD (pp. 57-66)

Chapter 6 – Variability of Eating Habits in Children with ADHD (pp. 67-70)

Chapter 7 – Variability in Treatment of ADHD (pp. 71-82)

Chapter 8 – ADHD in Adulthood (pp. 83-88)

Chapter 9 – ADHD as Controversial Diagnosis (pp. 89-96)



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