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Hojka Gregoric Kumperscak

University of Maribor


Clinical Picture Symptomatology Symptoms Clinical Presentation Comorbidity Pharmacotherapy Nonpharmacological Nutrition and Diet Genetics Neuroimaging Neurotransmitters Hormones

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ADHD is a mental disorder that interferes with psychological development of children, adolescents and adults. It is a disorder with vivid history of changing disorders name, diagnostic criteria, and a clinical point of view. ADHD was considered as a disorder reserved for children, for decades. Only recently there is no doubt that it could be present also in adults, but with different clinical presentation. Thus, it is of high importance to know how the clinical picture is changing along with the development. The most impairing symptom in children is hyperactivity, which is seldomly seen in adults. In adulthood hyperactivity changes into inner restlessness resulting in diverse clinical presentations. Comorbidity is a rule, especially if ADHD is not early recognised and treated. New genetic and neuroimaging studies bring deeper and more concise knowledge on the disorder aetiology. Studies also show that nutrition is important and could help in lowering symptomatology at least in some cases.

The book will present up to date knowledge on mentioned ADHD topics in order to be implemented in every day clinical practice.

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Date completed: June 10th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: August 30th 2020

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Review results due: November 18th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 17th 2021

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About the editor

Hojka Gregoric Kumperscak

University of Maribor

Prof. Hojka Gregoric Kumperscak, MD, PhD was born in Maribor, Slovenia in 1970. She finished Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1996. She was trained in child and adolescent psychiatry in Slovenia and abroad (Italy, UK, Germany and Switzerland). She has held the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor in Slovenia, since January 2017, and has been Head of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, University Clinical Center in Maribor since 2008. She is a President of Slovenian Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adolescent Identity Treatment psychotherapist. Her clinical work is mainly with adolescents with ADHD, personality and psychotic disorders.

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