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“Another winner in Sage's Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Series, this time by a University of California, Berkeley psychologist…. Stephen P. Hinshaw's chief goals are to provide adequate background information and to evaluate certain key debates and core questions that remain unacceptably answered at the present time…. He has managed to convey in accurate and readable fashion a remarkable amount of information in a relatively short space. Advances, challenges, and unresolved problems in diverse but relevant areas are meticulously analyzed and placed in context. As the comprehensive and well-chosen reference list bears testimony, the book is enriched by the fact that the author's own work plays an important role in elaborating many of the key features of this still little understood but very prevalent disorder. ...

Course, Developmental Progressions, and Predictors of Outcome
Course, developmental progressions, and predictors of outcome

What becomes of children with clinically significant levels of attention deficits and hyperactivity? As noted in Chapter 1, the prevailing view in past years was that this disorder held a good prognosis; indeed, the onset of puberty and adolescence supposedly witnessed remission of the symptom patterns. Today, however, results from several well-conducted prospective investigations have painted a far more sobering portrait of the natural history of ADHD. The goals for the current chapter are (a) to examine in more detail the types of long-term outcome that have been observed; (b) to discuss pertinent literature from the domain of developmental psychopathology, with the goal of providing theoretical underpinnings for understanding progressions; and (c) ...

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