After reading this chapter, you should be able to…
8.1 Describe the key features of ADHD and how the signs and symptoms of this disorder vary from early childhood through adulthood.
Identify problems associated with ADHD and how these problems vary as a function of children’s age and gender.
8.2 Discuss some of the main causes of ADHD and differentiate among the three neural pathways that underlie the disorder.
Summarize Barkley’s neurodevelopmental model for ADHD.
8.3 Evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of medication and psychosocial therapy for the treatment of ADHD in children, adolescents, and young adults.