7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd)

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Geraldine S. Pearson and
  2. Angela A. Crowley

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch7

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Pearson, G. S. and Crowley, A. A. (2012) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd), in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660



  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
  • Bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders;
  • Comorbid psychiatric conditions;
  • Conduct disorder;
  • Minimal brain dysfunction;
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD);
  • Presenting signs and symptoms of ADHD;
  • Tic disorders or tourette's disorder


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Perspective

  • Epidemiology and Prevalence of ADHD

  • Etiology

  • Implications for Adulthood

  • Presenting Signs and Symptoms of ADHD

  • Common Comorbid Conditions and Treatment

  • Effects of ADHD on Peer Relationships

  • Evidence-Based Interventions

  • Approach to Management

  • Case Exemplars

  • Role Differentiation Between Primary Care and Child Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses

  • Implications for Nursing Practice, Research, and Education

  • References