Encyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
by Evelyn Kelly
September 2009, 295pp, 7x10
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-34249-3
$96, £74, 84€, A132
eBook Available: 978-0-313-34250-9
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Though it sometimes seems a malady of the tension-fraught modern age, ADHD was documented as far back in history as 493 B.C. by Hippocrates. Physicians in the 18th and 19th centuries began to look in earnest at the disease, noticing common symptoms of a neurological nature.

Written for students and general readers, this comprehensive encyclopedia provides entries on the history, theories, symptoms, tests, treatments, and current and future research for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—and the arguments relative to its diagnosis and treatment—have been prominent in health news for the last twenty years. In 2005, more than 100 physicians signed documentation in the medical community validating ADHD as a mental disorder. The Encyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders traces the disorder’s history in detail for students and adults, identifying the people, places, tests, symptoms, treatments, and current and future avenues of research for this disease.

Striking young children and with a ratio of 2:1 males to females, the symptoms of ADHD can persist well into adulthood, making education and a career difficult for patients. Whether researching the disease for personal or educational purposes, readers will find this encyclopedia provides a complete foundation in everything related to ADHD.


  • A-Z organization makes it easy for the reader to find necessary information
Evelyn Kelly is an adjunct professor at the College of Education, St. Leo University, Saint Leo, FL. Her published works include Greenwood's Gene Therapy.


"Science writer Kelly provides information on the controversial family of disorders for high school and college students, parents, teachers, and other non-specialists. She is not pushing a particular theory or approach, but sets out arguments and claims proffered by proponents of them."—SciTech Book News, December 1, 2009

"Presenting unbiased information on an often-controversial topic, this easy-to-read work is suitable for students performing research or parents and teachers needing information. Recommended for college and public libraries and consumer-health collections."—Booklist, January 1, 2010

"This encyclopedia is recommended for health care libraries and public libraries."—ARBAonline, October 1, 2009

"...this handy guide will serve a wide audience in academic and public libraries."—Lawrence Looks at Books, January 1, 2010

"This single volume provides a strong resource for non-specialists, such as college students, teachers, and parents. Highly recommended for college and medium to large public library reference collections."—Reference & User Services Quarterly, June 8, 2010

"Public libraries, secondary school libraries (particularly in America), education and social services libraries may well find it worthy of consideration..."—Reference Reviews, May 1, 2010
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