Lack of Attention from Loss of Time

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Science  21 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5380, pp. 1149-1150
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5380.1149a

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ADHD and the Nature of Self Control. Russell A. Barkley. Guilford, New York, 1997. 432 pp. $40. ISBN 1-57230-250-x.

Barkley presents a working model of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that locates the underlying neuroanatomical defect in the prefrontal cortex. Thus the attention breakdown is not the central problem, but only one aspect of a tragic impairment of the individual's ability to integrate information and behavior over time.