ADHD and Its Many Associated Problems is the only book on ADHD that includes the comprehensive view of the condition as but one-arguably the most important-of many disorders subsumed under the umbrella concept of ESSENCE (Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations). This essential book reviews the history of ADHD, its definitions, symptoms, associated ESSENCE problems, etiology, risk and protective factors, approach to diagnosis and diagnostic work-up, comprehensive intervention guidelines, and outcome. Numerous illustrative case vignettes of children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD are included to provide perspective of the disorder both from the point of view of individual and family and of society at large.
As a public health problem of enormous proportions in all countries and cultures with ramifications for mental and physical health as well as social adaptation, ADHD-directly or indirectly-affects virtually all members of any society. Keeping abreast of the most up-to-date knowledge in the field is the best guarantee for improved quality of life and better healthy economy, and this book is the essential resource for such information.