Executive functioning (2014)

ADHD, Self Regulation and Executive Functioning: Implications for Management
Dr Russell Barkley
Transitions 2014

400 psychological traits that have been catalogued in the human psyche

more than 33 psychological abilities have been atributed to the term “executive function”. THEREFORE: ambiguous definition

Your feelings inform your thoughts; it's a reciprocal system.

This network is the final determiner of what you choose to do.

As Damasio said: you can not make decisions unless the cognitive content (what you're thinking about) has some affective or emotional valence built into it.
Otherwise it's purely rational information that has no personal meaning to you. It's the personal meaning, the emotional tone of your thougts that helps to decide among your various options.

psychometric test batteries:

all four levels of driving
necessary but insufficient faculties

It doesn't matter what you know. You can't use it.
What matters is do you apply it?

This is not a skill disorder. Stop skill training.

Impairments are always setting-specific

The longer you stay on your medication, the more normal your brain becomes.


The Second Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (2018)

Dr. Russell Barkley: The Second Attention Disorder. Sluggish Cognitive Tempo vs ADHD
The University of Gothenburg, Nov 2018

The Second Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo
Dr. Russell Barkley

you may have a sparkling personality

no distractability

comorbidity for other disorders
Tourett syndrome predisposes to ADHD (but no viceversa)
Bipolar disorder predisposes to ADHD (but no viceversa)

comorbidity is very common in ADHD

double dissociation

1:10:00 deviancy training
special education

Emotion in ADHD (2014)

The Importance of Emotion in ADHD
Dr. Russell Barkley
Transitions 2014
ADHD Science

goal reengagement: working memory

reward discounting

9:35 emotion (definition)

benefits of very early intervention:
no medication is going to reverse your learning history

ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics. November 2011, 128(5)
1.The primary care clinician should initiate an evaluation for ADHD for any child 4 through 18 years of age who

Dr Russell Barkley: ADHD (2012 Burnett Lecture)

This is how you treat ADHD based off science, Dr Russell Barkley part of 2012 Burnett Lecture

ADHD is a Disorder of Executive Functioning
Dr Russell Barkley

Guanfacine extended release for children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: efficacy following prior methylphenidate treatment
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Volume 12, 2016
–  atomoxetine produced improvement only in stimulant-naïve participants