Chapter 10. The Past, Present, and Future Science of ADHD

  1. Chris Chandler

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328172.ch10

Science of ADHD, The

Science of ADHD, The

How to Cite

Chandler, C. (2010) The Past, Present, and Future Science of ADHD, in Science of ADHD, The, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328172.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162340

Online ISBN: 9781444328172



  • ADHD - past, present and future science;
  • future science of ADHD - guided and limited by its past;
  • developmental psychology, and accounts of normal development;
  • neuropsychological tasks - little bearing on real-world situations;
  • ecological validity of tests and tasks;
  • children with ADHD, performing poorly on Conners' Continuous Performance Test;
  • science of ADHD - questions of pharmacogenetics and pharmacoimaging;
  • NICE Guidelines on ADHD – and what they really state;
  • NICE, three drugs recommended - methylphenidate, atomoxetine and amphetamine-based products;
  • science of ADHD, truly multidisciplinary - need for health professionals, education, social services, pharmaceutical industry and media to work together


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Towards a Better Understanding and Treatment of ADHD

  • What Do the NICE Guidelines on ADHD Really State?