By Sam Goldstein

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While a disinhibitory model requires further validation, there is sufficient research that supports its basic tenets. Casey (in press) hypothesizes that the basal ganglia are involved in suppression of actions while the frontal cortex is involved in representing and maintaining information and conditions to which we respond or act. Developmentally we propose that the ability to support information in prefrontal cortex against information from competing sources increases with age, thereby facilitating inhibitory control.

Tannock (1998) cautions that compromises within an individual’s neural substrate are important and necessary but insufficient to understand fully either the current or future level of functioning of an individual. The emergence and manifestation of ADHD and its component symptoms are likely to arise from multiple interacting factors that cannot be understood in isolation. Since most forms of child psychopathology are likely to be attributable to multiple etiologies and their interactions, the incorporation of a developmental-systems perspective will be an important strategy for future research (p.

What we do know is that the effects of ADHD can be ameliorated when combined treatments are employed, and individuals can develop effective and powerful self-management and adaptive skills. A DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE: IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT OF ADHD IN ADULTHOOD First, we need to adopt a developmental perspective when considering ADHD and treatment. There is no evidence that a single treatment approach cures ADHD, nor does early treatment fully mitigate the effects of ADHD over a lifetime. Although symptoms appear to decrease over time in a small number of children with ADHD, they are the exception, not the rule.

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