There are numerous books about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on the market. These books range from being very nontechnical, geared towards elementary educators and parents, to highly technical, geared towards medical and mental health professionals. To complicate matters further, the manner in which ADHD is defined and diagnosed has recently changed with the release of the DSM-V in 2013, which makes even relatively recent texts out-of-date. This Creative Inquiry project involves research into the most recent data on the neurochemistry behind what causes ADHD and comorbid conditions, as well as the neurochemistry of how drugs used to treat these conditions work to affect patient mental health. The goal of this project is to write and publish a book that begins with simple descriptions of these processes and builds to more technical language, providing parents and teachers with the ability to become experts in ADHD without a preexisting background in science.
Conley, Mikaela B.; Ellis, Carter R.; Hile, Lloren M.; Mairena, Connor J.; Moseley, Sydney L.; and Wert, Thomas J., "Neurochemistry of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)" (2015). Focus on Creative Inquiry. 92.