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(p. 47) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 

(p. 47) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
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(p. 47) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Author(s):

Charlotte Johnston

, and Sara Colalillo

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190492243.003.0004
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date: 19 October 2019

Abstract: The chapter focuses on the assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in clinical settings and on measures appropriate for youth. Six- to 12-year-old children are the group most frequently referred for assessment and treatment of ADHD; therefore, literatures regarding assessment at other ages are not as well developed and not reviewed in this chapter. However, consistent with the recent adoption of a lifespan perspective on ADHD, this chapter also includes information pertaining to the assessment of ADHD in adulthood. The chapter begins with a review of the nature of the disorder, which is followed by a review of clinical assessment instruments designed for the assessment purposes of (a) diagnosis, (b) case conceptualization and treatment planning, and (c) treatment monitoring and evaluation. Recommendations are included for instruments with the greatest scientific support and for assessing ADHD in a clinically sensitive manner.

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