ADHD is currently understood to be a disorder of inattention, impulsivity, and usually hyperactivity that arises in childhood or early adolescence and is highly persistent over time in most cases. However, since the first medical papers have been published on ADHD starting in 1798, emotion has always been included in the conceptualization of the disorder up through the 1970s. Beginning with DSM-II and progressing to the present, emotional dysregulation has been excluded from the clinical conceptualization of the disorder and the diagnostic criteria and relegated to an associated problem or the result of comorbid disorders.
This presentation reviews the evidence from the history, neuropsychology, neuro-anatomy, and observational research that shows that emotional impulsiveness and deficient emotional self-regulation are an integral part of ADHD. Returning emotion to its rightful place as a core feature of the disorder also serves to better explain the development of comorbid disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder, and well as various life course impairments. Dr. Barkley, internationally recognized authority on ADHD, will discuss how to determine which aspects of emotional adjustment problems in ADHD cases are the result of the disorder and which are likely to be the consequence of comorbidity or other life course circumstances. He will also address the implications of including emotion in ADHD for its management.
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Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 41 editions. He has also published more than 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders and is the author of the book Managing ADHD in School (PESI, 2016).
He is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 25th year of publication. Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally and appeared on nationally televised programs such as 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. He has received awards from the professional societies and ADHD organizations for his lifetime achievements, career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science. His websites are russellbarkley.org and ADHDLectures.com.
Financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Barkley receive a speaking fee from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical Company, ContinuingEdCourses.net, and the American Psychological Association. All financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is voluntary faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He is a member of the South Carolina Psychological Association and the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD).
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Current View of ADHD
History of Involvement of Emotion in ADHD
Neuro-anatomy of ADHD
Neuropsychology of ADHD
Review of Psychological Evidence
Unique Contribution of Emotional Impulsiveness to Impairments
Role of Emotional Impulsiveness
Implications of Emotional Dysregulation for Diagnosis
Implications of Poor Emotional Self-Regulation for Treatment
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