Title: Annotated Bibliography on ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties in maintaining attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, and hyperactivity. This annotated bibliography aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the literature on ADHD, offering relevant and insightful sources for further research. The four selected references cover a range of topics related to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcomes of ADHD.
Barkley, R. A. (2014). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A handbook for diagnosis and treatment (4th ed.). Guilford Press.
As one of the leading experts in the field, Barkley provides an authoritative handbook on ADHD. This comprehensive resource offers an in-depth exploration of diagnosis and evidence-based treatments for ADHD across the lifespan. The book includes discussions on etiology, assessment, comorbidity, family dynamics, and school interventions. Barkley’s work is highly regarded for its integration of research findings with practical information and clinical insights.
Barkley’s book is an essential reference for understanding ADHD. While the fourth edition may not include the most recent research, its comprehensive nature and emphasis on evidence-based approaches make it invaluable for students seeking a thorough understanding of the disorder. The author’s extensive expertise lends credibility to the content, although researchers should supplement it with more recent studies.
Faraone, S., & Mick, E. (2010). Molecular genetics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Psychiatric Clinics, 33(1), 159-180.
This article focuses on the molecular genetic aspects of ADHD. Faraone and Mick provide an in-depth review of the current state of knowledge regarding the genetic underpinnings of ADHD. They discuss studies on candidate genes, genome-wide association studies, and how genetic findings can inform future research and personalized treatment approaches for ADHD.
This article offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the molecular genetics of ADHD. Faraone and Mick effectively synthesize a vast body of literature, elucidating the complex interaction between genetic factors and ADHD. However, the article’s level of detail may be more suitable for readers with a background in genetics or neuroscience, rather than for general readers seeking a basic understanding of ADHD.
Biederman, J., & Faraone, S. V. (2005). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Lancet, 366(9481), 237–248.
In this seminal review article, Biederman and Faraone provide a broad overview of ADHD, including its clinical features, prevalence, etiology, and comorbidities. They explore various aspects of ADHD, such as impairments in cognitive functions, social and academic functioning, and the economic and social burden of the disorder. The authors also discuss the long-term outcomes and potential risks associated with ADHD.
Biederman and Faraone’s article is a highly cited and influential piece that effectively summarizes essential knowledge about ADHD. Its comprehensive nature makes it valuable for researchers seeking a comprehensive understanding of the disorder; however, some of the cited studies might be outdated since it was published over 15 years ago. Researchers should therefore consult more recent literature to ensure the inclusion of the latest findings.
Sonuga-Barke, E. J., & Halperin, J. M. (2010). Developmental phenotypes and causal pathways in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Potential targets for early intervention? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51(4), 368-389.
This article explores the developmental phenotypes and potential causal pathways associated with ADHD, with a specific focus on early intervention strategies. Sonuga-Barke and Halperin argue for the importance of early identification and intervention in improving long-term outcomes for individuals with ADHD. The authors discuss the neurobiological, cognitive, and psychosocial factors that contribute to the development and persistence of ADHD, highlighting potential targets for early intervention.
Sonuga-Barke and Halperin’s article enriches the understanding of ADHD by emphasizing the importance of early intervention. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the developmental aspects of ADHD, drawing upon a range of empirical studies. However, the article’s focus on early intervention may limit its applicability to readers seeking information about ADHD in older individuals or those wishing to explore other aspects of the disorder.