Dr. Joseph Sadek is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the Atlantic Canada Director for Canadian ADHD Resource alliance (CADDRA). He completed his psychiatry residency training at Dalhousie University and his psychopharmacology training at Harvard University. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Sadek also holds a pharmacy degree (BSc Pharm) and an MBA from St. Mary's University in Halifax. Dr. Sadek is the head of the Neurosciences professional competency unit at Dalhousie University and the chair of the suicide task force for the Capital health District Authority and the IWK hospital. He started the first public adult ADHD clinic in Nova Scotia and is the Clinical and academic leader of the Mayflower Unit at The Nova Scotia Hospital. He is heavily involved in both the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has several peer reviewed articles. Dr. Sadek was a member of the CDHA research ethics board from 2002 to 2010, Dalhousie University Senate and he is currently the chair of the investigation committee for the Capital District health Authority. Dr. Sadek received 2 quality awards in 2012.
Written by world-renowned experts in psychiatry, specifically in ADHD. Dr Conners’ work in this book is invaluable as he is the author of the most widely used assessment scales in the field.
A follow-up of the 2003 first edition of the Guide to Assessment Scales in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (also written by Dr Conners and Dr Kollins)
Concise analysis of the most useful and popular scales assessing ADHD for children, adolescents, and adults.
Explains how to most effectively use the top assessment scales in ADHD for children and adults in the context of a clinical practice
Expert commentaries highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each scale, in addition to providing a discussion on how and when to administer them.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, affecting about 3–5% of children globally and diagnosed in about 2–16% of school aged children. Additionally, it is a chronic disorder; 30–50% of individuals diagnosed with ADHD in childhood continue to be symptomatic in adulthood. However, with early diagnosis, medical management and behavioral treatment has been most effective when treating patients with ADHD at any age.
Assessment scales are critical and essential tools for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with ADHD. This book has been designed to provide clinicians with a quick guide to the most effective assessment scales in ADHD for patients at any age. Additionally, the scales are used in clinical trials to evaluate drug efficacy.
In Essentials of ADHD Assessment in Children and Adolescents, the authors provide a clear and informative road map for practitioners seeking to conduct state-of-the-art assessments for one of the most common disorders of childhood. Drawing upon years of experience in conducting diagnostic evaluations of ADHD following best-practice standards, they emphasize the importance of a comprehensive evaluation, incorporating data from multiple sources, using multiple methods, and interpreting findings within the appropriate developmental and cultural contexts. The major components of an ADHD evaluation (interviews, rating scales, cognitive testing, observation, record review) are reviewed in detail.
Expert guidance is provided for resolving the most common challenges in assessing ADHD, including differentiating symptoms from normal development, dealing with discrepant data, differential diagnosis, and considering comorbidity. The latest scholarly literature is integrated with the authors' practical recommendations to provide clinicians with the concepts and tools needed for effective and accurate assessment of ADHD, addressing such topics as:When inattention is ADHD, and when it may be emotional or neurological Which disorders may masquerade as or present with ADHD The elements of accurate ADHD testing and the reasons behind them Integrating results of a multi-modal approach into an ADHD assessment
An indispensable professional resource for practicing clinicians, Essentials of ADHD Assessment for Children and Adolescents is a reader-friendly guide to providing a thorough, responsible ADHD evaluation.