Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder continues to remain a controversial diagnosis despite the fact that millions of children, adolescents and adults are diagnosed with ADHD. The goal of this blog is to offer a forum in which issues involving ADHD can be diagnosed in a thoughtful manner. The Blog will focus primarily on the 4 topics or issues listed below. Please click on each topic for the most recent posts involving these areas.
- The Nature of ADHD: what is ADHD, i.e., how do we understand the disorder?
- Assessment: what is the most effective way(s) to diagnosis/assess for ADHD?
- Treatment: what are the most interventions/approaches to treatment?
- Controversies: what are the current controversies involving ADHD?
My hope is that this blog can provide a reasoned approach to the discussion of these issues, one that is based on research and theory, rather than on opinion and anecdote. Over time, I will provide summary posts regarding: the nature of ADHD (what the disorder is); how to best assess ADHD; and the most effective approaches for treating ADHD. At present, my views on these issues are summarized on the Centers for Family Change website, in the section on ADHD.