What you will learn

  • 1

    How Do I Know Whether I Have Adult Attention Deficit Disorder?

    • Introduction

    • Core symptoms of adult adhd

    • Clinical presentation

    • Trends and patterns with adult adhd

    • Measuring adult adhd

    • Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-V1.1) Symptom Checklist (pdf version)

    • Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ-10) (pdf version)

    • Adult ADHD Severity Rating Scale (pdf version)

  • 2

    Why do I have this problem?

    • Introduction

    • Rate causes of adhd

    • Do genes play a role in adhd?

    • Your brain chemistry and adhd

    • The role of your environment, maternal alcohol use, and other trauma

    • You are what you eat?

    • Brain connectivity and adult adhd

    • Neural networks underlying adult adhd: A guided tour

  • 3

    Treatment options

    • Introduction

    • Rate treatments for ADHD

    • Psychological treatments: Behavioural therapies

    • Cognitive Therapies

    • Does cbt work for adult adhd?

    • Lifestyle and diet

    • Physical exercise

    • Artificial food colour elimination diet (AFC)

    • The few foods diet (FFD)

    • Polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation (PUFA)

    • Medication: Stimulants

    • Bupropion

  • 4

    Summary

    • Where to go from here

    • References