A Conceptual Model Of Child Psychopathology: Implications For Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Treatment Efficacy
Highlights the desirability of using a theoretical framework for guiding the design and evaluation of therapeutic interventions for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A general conceptual model is introduced and used to evaluate ADHD treatment outcome research. Treatments designed to target the substrate level (pharmacological interventions) result in broad, robust improvement in both core and peripheral areas of functioning. Those targeting hypothesized core features of the disorder (i.e., attention, impulsivity-hyperactivity) produce corresponding improvement in core and peripheral outcome measures with the exception of studies employing cognitive-behavior therapy. Those targeting peripheral features of the disorder effect change only in corresponding peripheral areas of functioning. Implications for clinical practice are discussed, and an alternative conceptual model of ADHD is introduced and compared with existing models.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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Rapport, Mark D.; Chung, Kyong Mee; and Shore, Gail, "A Conceptual Model Of Child Psychopathology: Implications For Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Treatment Efficacy" (2001). Scopus Export 2000s. 509.