Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder primarily affects boys and male teens, and the symptoms can continue on into adulthood.  Consequently, clinicians need to be well-versed in techniques to treat this disorder that are tailored specifically to the needs of males; there are, however, few resources available to them.  This guidebook provides a review of the counseling, educational, and medical interventions that can benefit boys and men with ADHD.  Kapalka begins with a review of symptoms, etiology, assessment, and diagnosis and then discusses a variety of specific interventions: individual counseling, parenting techniques, classroom interventions, and group counseling techniques.  The use of medication in conjunction with counseling is also considered.  Throughout all of the topics covered, Kapalka emphasizes what it is like to be male and have ADHD and describes the impacts that masculinity and gender expectations can have on the expression of and response to the disorder.

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Section 1: Etiology, Epidemiology, and Course

chapter 1|14 pages

Symptoms of ADHD

chapter 2|14 pages

Epidemiology and Course

chapter 3|10 pages


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Section 2: Assessment and Diagnosis

chapter 4|22 pages


chapter 5|26 pages

Differential Diagnosis

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Section 3: Counseling and Psychotherapy

chapter 7|24 pages

Parenting Techniques

chapter 10|22 pages

Group Techniques

part |2 pages

Section 4: Educational Interventions

chapter 11|22 pages

Educational Modifications

chapter 12|20 pages

Student Behavior Management

part |2 pages

Section 5: Medical Approaches

chapter 13|22 pages

Stimulant Medications

chapter 14|26 pages

Nonstimulant Medications

chapter 15|28 pages

Nutritional and Herbal Interventions