ADHD in adults

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. For decades ADHD has been recognized as a disorder that affects young children, mostly boys, who are inattentive and hyperactive. Research over the past decade has made it increasingly clear that ADHD also impacts children who are not...

Adult ADHD in the everyday neurological practice

Michael Finkel M.D. Dr. Armando Filomeno met Dr. Michael Finkel (who also did his neurology residency at the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester) at the Nashville CHADD Conference in October 2004. At his request, Dr. Finkel —who does an important...

ADHD and its comorbid disorders

Steven R. Pliszka, M.D. ADHD is the most common behavioral disorder of childhood. Uncomplicated ADHD is a fairly straightforward disorder to diagnose and treat, but significant numbers of children and adolescents with ADHD have comorbid disorders. In these situations,...

Girls with ADHD

Martha B. Denckla, M.D. Whatever is distinctive about girls with ADHD must be viewed against the background facts concerning how girls in general differ from boys in general; the rate and consequent quality of development differs in well-known ways.  Girls talk...

What is neuropsychiatry?

Prof. G. E. Berrios The word and its referents Names help or hinder in all walks of life, particularly when they behave as drifting signifiers. For example, since it first appeared in fin de siècle France as a double-barrelled word (‘neuro-psychiatrie’), the meaning...