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Course #: N0729
ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says

Publication Date: 2007 (2010 paperback)
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, Kevin R. Murphy, PhD, and Mariellen Fischer, PhD

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About the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books, more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, and 7 videos on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders, including childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.

Kevin R. Murphy, PhD, is founder and Director of the Adult ADHD Clinic of Central Massachusetts in Northborough. He was previously Director of the Adult ADHD Clinic and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has published extensively on adults with ADHD and consults widely on the clinical diagnosis and management of ADHD in adults. Dr. Murphy served as the coinvestigator on the research study of clinic-referred adults with ADHD reported in this volume and conducted the clinical evaluations of all of the adults in that project.

Mariellen Fischer, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist and Professor in the Division of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Fischer has published numerous articles on ADHD, developmental psychopathology, and neuropsychology. She and Dr. Barkley have reported the earlier results of the Milwaukee longitudinal study of hyperactive children, the adult outcome of which is presented in this book. Dr. Fischer served as coinvestigator and the Milwaukee site principal investigator on the longitudinal study reported in this volume.


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Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., ABPP, Kevin R. Murphy, PhD, and Mariellen Fischer, PhD

ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says details the results of the UMASS Study, which examined the impact of ADHD on clinic-referred adults, and the results of the Milwaukee Study, one of the largest longitudinal studies on the impact of ADHD from childhood through adulthood. The authors also review other published studies of ADHD and its impact on the life cycle. The book consists of 14 chapters: Introduction, History and Prevalence of ADHD in Adults; Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD in Adults; Defining ADHD in Adults; Making the Diagnosis in the UMASS and Milwaukee Studies; DSM Symptom Utility and the Issue of Age of Onset, Impairment in Major Life Activities; Identifying New Symptoms of ADHD in Adulthood; Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders and Psychological Maladjustment; Educational and Occupational Functioning; Drug Use and Antisocial Behavior; Health, Lifestyle, Money Management and Driving; Sex, Dating, Marriage, Parenting, and Psychological Adjustment of Offspring; Neuropsychological Functioning; and Summary, Conclusions, and Treatment Implications. Each chapter ends with "Conclusions & Clinical Implications", a bulleted list that not only summarizes the chapter, but also provides the authors’ suggestions regarding such issues as the upcoming DSM-V classification of ADHD, implications for clinical practice, and suggestions for more accurate assessment of ADHD symptoms in adults.

Learning Objectives

  1. List the diagnostic criteria for adult ADHD, including symptoms, age of onset, and requirement of impairment
  2. Explain the history of ADHD in children and adults, including the earliest published descriptions of the disorder
  3. Discuss the details and findings of the Milwaukee Study and the UMASS Study on adults with ADHD
  4. Explain the role of the executive functions of the brain and how these functions differ in those with ADHD
  5. Name the most common comorbid disorders of adult ADHD, and the prevalence of each
  6. Describe the treatment implications of the results from the Milwaukee Study and UMASS Study
  7. Describe how gender plays a role in the prevalence of adult ADHD-related issues
  8. Explain how specific life impairing issues differ in prevalence amongst adults with ADHD versus Control groups
  9. Identify suggestions for changing the diagnostic criteria for ADHD to make it more relevant to adults with the disorder

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced


Conflicts of Interest:
Russell A. Barkley, PhD
Speaker/Consultant-Eli Lilly, Shire, McNeil, Janssen-Orth, Janssen-Cilag, Novartis

Kevin Murphy, PhD
Speaker's Bureau- Shire

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