Clinician’s Guide to ADHD Comorbidities in Children and Adolescents: Case Studies

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The diagnosis and management of ADHD co-occurring with other disorders such as anxiety, depression, tics and substance use remain major challenges for clinicians treating all age groups. This book guides clinicians trough each step in the diagnosis and management of the comorbidity through essential case studies describing psychiatric disorders that frequently occur with child ADHD are well described in every case. Each case includes a diagnosis section and management section and is accompanied by questions and answers concerning the most important aspects in diagnosing and managing of both ADHD and the comorbid disorders. Drawn from actual clinical encounters, the case studies also feature ample current and valid references.
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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.

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Springer
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Published on
Sep 26, 2018
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Pages
140
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ISBN
9783319456355
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Clinical Medicine
Medical / Psychiatry / General
Psychology / Clinical Psychology
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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.

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Concise analysis of the most useful and popular scales assessing ADHD for children, adolescents, and adults.

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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:

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