Sleep Deprivation and Adhd: Cause and Effect

Author: Samaan, W.A.
Year:2014
Pages:132
ISBN:0-7734-0082-6
978-0-7734-0082-5
Price:139.95
A promising new treatment is advanced from the analysis of the relationship between Sleep Deprivation and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This neurobiological approach, wherein the author combines Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification into a new treatment, identified as Cognitive Restructuring Therapy has great practical implementation in the clinical practice and growing field of sleep medicine.

Reviews

“…this represents an achievement of extraordinary scope in which Dr. Samaan has brought together more than 30 years of research and development in three areas of science…sleep medicine…psychology and psychiatric medicine…neurobiology studies…For researchers, scientist, psychologists and psychiatrists, this book is a much-needed volume whose contents are supported by exhaustive research…I strongly recommend it to all members of the scientific community concerned with attention disorders. It will give us a new and better way to view and understand the disorder, thereby improving treatment outcomes of ADHD.”
-Said Jacob, MD, MPH,
Medical Director, Aurora Charter Oak Hospital,
Covina, California


“The relation and correlation between the two disorders sleep deprivation and a symptom of ADHD was skillfully presented in the form of critical evaluation of the literature. A summary of studies and researches on both subjects were reviewed with the intention to show the striking similarity of symptoms of sleep deprivation to those of ADHD…The clinical significance of such a connection is simply amazing since treatment of sleep disorder is less complicated and more predictable than prescribing psycho stimulants for many years and facing all sorts of side effects.”
-Hermik Tahmassian, Ph.D.,
Clinical Psychologist,
Glendora, California


“…this ambitious book is an excellent resource to students, educators, and practitioners in the file of psychology and psychiatry…Dr. Samaan offers the readers’ one of the best scholastic books on the subjects of sleep deprivation and ADHD and how they relate and correlate…his knowledge in the subject is vast and his insight into the way both disorders integrate is a valuable contribution to the filed.”
-Bart Ross, Ph.D.,
Psychologist,
Glendora, California


Table of Contents

Abstract
Foreword by Said Jacob
Acknowledgements
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

Background of the Problem
Problem Statement
Research Questions
Application of Results
Theoretical Framework
CHAPTER 2:SLEEP: NEUROBIOLOGY & DISORDERS
Chapter Overview Polysomnography
Sleep Architecture
Sleep Stages
Quiet Wakefulness (QW) Stage
Stage 1: Beginning of Sleep
Stage 2: Onset of Sleep
Stages 3 and 4: Slow-Wave Sleep (SWS), or Delta Sleep
Sleep in Adolescence
Neurobiology of Sleep and Wakefulness
Acetylcholine
Norepinephrine
Dopamine
Serotonin
Histamine
Orexin/Hypocretin
Somnogens
Sleep Deprivation
CHAPTER 3: ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
Overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Diagnosis Criteria for ADHD
Inattention
Hyperactivity
Impulsivity
Associated Descriptive Features and Mental Disorder
Neurobiological Background of ADHD
Catecholamine in the Mesocortical Pathways
A Critical Evaluation of the Literature
Chapter Summary
CHAPTER 4: RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD
Chapter overview
Problem Statement
Objectives of the Study
Description of the Alternative Modality of Treatment
Sleep Assessment
Psychological Intervention
Behavioural Therapy (BT) Components
Cognitive Restructuring Therapy (CRT) Components
Participants
Instrumentation
Data Processing
Ethical Assurance
Chapter Summary
CHAPTER 5: FINDINGS AND EVALUATION
Chapter Overview
Description of Objectives
Evaluation of Objectives
Objective 1
Participant Responses
Summary7
Objective 2
Participant Responses
Summary
Objective 3
Participant Responses
Summary
Additional Feedback
Discussion of Findings
Chapter Summary
CHAPTER 6: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, & RECOMMENDATIONS
Summary
Conclusions
Recommendations
APPENDIX A: VALIDITY JUDGES EVALUATION FORM
APPENDIX B: PARTICIPANTS’ PROFILES
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
INDEX
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES