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Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders$
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Kim Cornish and John Wilding

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179941

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.001.0001

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Treating Attentional Impairments

Treating Attentional Impairments

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(p.431) 10 Treating Attentional Impairments
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Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders
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Kim Cornish

John Wilding

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.003.010

Chapter 10 addresses the significant issue of treatment of attentional impairment through both stimulant medication and psychosocial intervention. A considerable literature exists examining the positive impact of stimulants, mainly methylphehidate (MPH), and psychosocial treatments in reducing the symptoms of ADHD. With respect to pharmacologic intervention the authors discuss the influence of co-morbid disorders and dosage, and note adverse side-effects of these agents. They also discuss findings of such psychosocial approaches as parent-based, cognitive-based, and computer-based training, and discuss the findings of the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD. Nevertheless the treatment of other neurodevelopmental disorders of attention is one that should be addressed by innovative future research.

Keywords:   pharmacology, adolescence, methylphenidate, parent-based training, cognitive-based training, classroom management, behavioral manifestations, ADHD

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