Understanding ADHD

by Howard Burton (Author)
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This book is based on an in-depth, filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley. Stephen Hinshaw is an expert in the fields of clinical child and adolescent psychology and developmental psychopathology, as well as stigma, preventive interventions and dehumanization related to mental illness. This extensive conversation examines the facts and misunderstandings surrounding ADHD, diagnosis and misdiagnosis, treatment, family responsibilities, the subtitles of medication, adult ADHD, gender, what's happening on an international level and finally the stigma of mental illness.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction,, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

I. On Genes and Explorers - Different perspectives
II. Brain Biology - Neurotransmitters and cortex investigations
III. Diagnosis and Treatment - Theory, practice and uncertainty
IV. Behaviour and Medication - Not so straightforward
V. Adults and Gender - More subtleties appear
VI. Stigma - The elephant in the room
VII. Public Policy - Unexpected consequences
VIII. Adderall for All? - Objective vs. subjective effects
IX. Global Perspectives - Getting a bigger picture
X. Towards A Better Future? - Reasons for pessimism and optimism

About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

Book details

Publication date
September 30, 2020
File size
1 MB