Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Kevin Martin Antshel, R. A. Barkley

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Abstract

Once considered exclusively a childhood disorder, there is now much evidence that the majority of children with ADHD will become adolescents with ADHD. While childhood symptoms (especially hyperactivity) decline as a function of age, functional impairments increase in adolescence. Academic, social, and family domains are the three most impaired domains of functioning. Oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorder, and substance use disorders are common psychiatric comorbidities in adolescent ADHD. Treatments for adolescent ADHD include medication and psychosocial interventions. Relative to childhood ADHD, far less is known about ADHD in adolescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Adolescence
PublisherElsevier
Pages56-61
Number of pages6
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9780123739513
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Behavioral management
  • Disruptive behavioral disorder
  • Functional impairments
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hyperkinetic syndrome
  • Impulsivity
  • Inattention
  • Stimulant medication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Antshel, K. M., & Barkley, R. A. (2011). Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Vol. 3, pp. 56-61). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-373951-3.00100-9