Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder, with effects on academic and occupational performance, social relationships, and other aspects of functioning. Neuropsychologists frequently work with both children and adults with ADHD, and understanding the relevant scientific literature is an important part of training and continuing education in our field. In this episode, John and Ryan talk with Robb Mapou, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, about ADHD, including conversations on developmental course, co-occurring symptoms, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, among other topics.
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- ADHD as a lifespan condition
- Problems with the constructs of “secondary ADHD” and “adult-onset ADHD”
- ADHD as an externalizing disorder
- Commonly co-occurring symptoms and syndromes
- Educational, occupational, and social outcomes
- Gender differences
- The utility of neurocognitive testing for diagnosis and other purposes
- The utility of self and other-reported symptom rating scales
- Symptom and performance invalidity
- Evidence-based interventions
Dr. Robb Mapou is board-certified in clinical neuropsychologist. In addition to evaluating adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for the past 25 years, he has specialized in the evaluation of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He is senior editor of the 1995 book, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment: A Cognitive Approach. His second book, Adult Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Research Informed Assessment, was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. He has published chapters on assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD in adults and regularly presents continuing professional education workshops on this topic.
Dr. Mapou holds faculty appointments in the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He served as President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology from 2004 to 2006 and has served in other professional organization capacities. He is the director of Oceanside Neuropsychology in Sussex County, Delaware.
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