Dr. Susan Young


Books, book chapters and treatment manuals 

Gudjonsson, G.H. & Young, S. (2016). Forensic Clinical Psychology.  In Hall, J., Pilgrim, D. & Turpin, G. (Eds.) Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives (History of Psychology Centre Monograph).  Leicester: The British Psychological Society.

Young, S.& Gonzalez, R.  (2018). Forensic Aspects of ADHD. In Puri, B & Treasaden, I. (Eds.).  Forensic Psychiatry: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice. Boca Raton: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group.

Young, S., Greer, B. & White, O.  (2017). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Antisocial Behaviour. In Bailey, Sl, Tarbuck, P. & Chitsabesan, P. (Eds.).  Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of Young Offenders. 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press.

Young, S.  (2017). The STAR Detective Facilitator Manual: A Cognitive Behavioral Group Intervention to Develop Skilled Thinking and Reasoning for Children with Cognitive, Behavioral, Emotional and Social Problems.  London: Jessica Kingsley

Young, S.  (2017). Becoming a STAR Detective!: Your Detective’s Notebook for Finding Clues to How You Feel.  London: Jessica Kingsley

Young, S. & Smith, J. (2017).  Helping Children with ADHD
A CBT Guide for Practitioners, Parents and Teachers Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Young, S. & Sedgwick, O.  (2017). Exploratory models to explain Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its association with substance use. In Wolff, K. & White, J. (Eds.).  The Sage Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies: Biological Approaches.  London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Young, S.J., Greer, B., Martin, C.R. & Hampshire, S.M. (2016) Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). In Martin, C.R. Fleming, M.P. & Smith, H. (Eds.)  Mental Health and Well-Being in the Learning and Teaching Environment.  Fife, Scotland: Swan & Horn ISBN 978-1-909675-02-5    

Gudjonsson, G.H. & Young, S. (2015).  Forensic Clinical Psychology.  In Hall J, Pilgrim D, & Turpin G. (Eds).  Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives.  The British Psychological Society

Young, S. & Church, R. (2015).  Forensic Psychiatry. In Thapar A, Pine D.S., Leckman J.F., Scott S, Snowling M.J., & Taylor E.A. (Eds.)  Rutter’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 6th Edition. Oxford University Press.

Young, S. & Bramham, J. (2013).  Psychoterapia Poznawczo-Behawioralna ADHD Nastolatków I Dorosłych: Praktyczny Przewodnik Po Terapii.  Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN SA.

Asherson, P., Young, S., Adamou, M., Bolea, B., Coghill, D., Gudjonsson, G., Kustow, J., Muller, U., Pitts, M., & Thome, J. (2013) Handbook for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.  London: Springer Healthcare Ltd

Young, S. & Bramham, J. (2012). Cognitive-behavioural Therapy for ADHD in Adolescents and Adults: A Psychological Guide to Practice 2nd Edition.  Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Young S.  (2010).  Programmed Interventions for Offenders.  In Brown , J. & Campbell, E. (Eds). The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Young, S.  Bramham, J. (2009).  TDAH en adultos: Una guia psicologica para la practica.  Editorial El Manual Moderno S.A. de C.V.

Young. (2009).  RAPID: Reasoning and Problem Solving for Inattentive Detectives.  London: Psychology Services Limited, www.psychology-services.uk.com

Young, S., Kopelman, M. & Gudjonsson, G. (Eds).  (2009).  Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Legal Processes.  Oxford University Press.

Young, S., Kopelman, M., & Gudjonsson, G.  (2009).  Introduction to Forensic Issues in Psychology and Neuropsychology.  In Young, S, Kopelman, M. & Gudjonsson, G. (Eds.) Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Legal Processes.  Oxford University Press.

Young, S.  (2009).  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  In Young, S, Kopelman, M. & Gudjonsson, G. (Eds.) Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Legal Processes.  Oxford University Press.

Gudjonsson, G & Young, S.  (2009).  Malingering.  In Young, S, Kopelman, M. & Gudjonsson, G. (Eds.) Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Legal Processes.  Oxford University Press.

Wheatcroft, J., Gudjonsson, S., & Young, S.  (2009).  Professional and Service Issues.  In Young, S, Kopelman, M. & Gudjonsson, G. (Eds.) Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Legal Processes.  Oxford University Press.

Kopelman, M., Young, S. & Gudjonsson, G.  (2009).  Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: Reflections and Directions.  In Young, S, Kopelman, M. & Gudjonsson, G. (Eds.) Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Legal Processes.  Oxford University Press.

Young, S. & Bramham, J. (2007).  ADHD in Adults: A Psychological Guide to Practice.   Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Young, S.J. & Ross, R.R. (2007).  R&R2 for ADHD Youths and Adults: A Prosocial Competence Training Program.  Ottawa: Cognitive Centre of Canada www.cognitivecentre.ca/rr2adhd (cognitivecentre@gmail.com)

Young, S.J. & Ross, R.R. (2007).  R&R2 for Youths and Adults with Mental Health Problems: A Prosocial Competence Training Program.  Ottawa: Cognitive Centre of Canada www.cognitivecentre.ca/rr2mentalhealth (cognitivecentre@gmail.com)

Young, S. (2007).  Forensic Aspects of ADHD.  In Fitzgerald, M., Bellgrove, M., & Gill, M. (Eds.)  Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.  Chichester: Wiley

Young, S. (2007).  Cognitive Behavoural Treatment of ADHD.  In Fitzgerald, M., Bellgrove, M., & Gill, M. (Eds.)  Handbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.  Chichester: Wiley.

Young, S. & Toone, B.  (2006) Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.   In C.  Newrith, C. Meux, P. Taylor (Eds.) Personality Disorder and Serious Offending: Hospital Treatment Models.  London: Hodder Arnold.

Young, S. (2002).  A model of psychotherapy for adults with ADHD.  In S. Goldstein & A. Teeter (eds.) Clinical Interventions for Adult ADHD: A Comprehensive Approach.  Harcourt Academic Press.


Academic Journals

2018 Publications

Young S, González R, Wolff K., Xenitidis, K., Mutch L, Mallet-Lambert I & Gudjonsson GH. (in 2017). Substance and alcohol misuse, drug pathways and offending behaviours in association with ADHD in prison inmates. Journal of Attention Disorders

Dhanani, S., Kumari, V., Puri, B.K., Treasenden, I., Young, S., & Sen, P. (2018).  A systematic review of the heritability of specific psychopathic traits using Hare’s two-factor model of psychopathy.  CNS Spectrums. 23, 29-38.

Young S, González R, Mullens, Mutch L, Mallet-Lambert I, Gudjonsson GH. (2018) Neurodevelopmental disorders in prison inmates: comorbidity and combined associations with psychiatric symptoms and behavioural disturbance. Psychiatry Research, 261, 109-115


2017 Publications 

Sigfusdottir ID, Asgeirsdottir BB, Hall HA, Sigurdsson JF, Young S, & Gudjonsson GH.  (2017)  An epidemiological study of ADHD and Conduct Disorder: Does Family Conflict moderate the association? Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.  52, 457-464. 

Young, S., Greer, B. & Church, R.  (2017).  Juvenile Delinquency, Welfare, Justice and Therapeutic Interventions:  A Global Perspective.  British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin, 49, 21-29

Sedgwick, O., Young, S., Baumeister, D., Greer, B., Das, M.  and Kumari, V. (2017). Neuropsychology and emotion processing in violent individuals with antisocial personality disorder or schizophrenia: the same or different? A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51, 1178-1197

Young S, González R, Wolff K, Xenitidis K, Mutch L, Mallet-Lambert I & Gudjonsson GH. (2017) Transitions and motivations for substance misuse in prison inmates with ADHD and conduct disorder: Validation of a new instrument. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 13, 91-100.

Chaplin E, McCarthy J, Underwood L, Forrester A, Hayward H, Sabet J, Mills R, Young S, Asherson P, Murphy, D. (2017). Characteristics of prisoners with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61(12), 1185-1195.

Young, S., Khondoker, M, Emilsson, B., Sigurdsson, J.F., Philipp-Wiegmann, F., Baldursson, G., Olafsdottir, H., Gudjonsson, G. (2017). A randomized controlled trial reporting functional outcomes of cognitive behavoural therapy in medication-treated adults with ADHD and comorbicd psychopathology. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 267: 267-276, doi:10.1007/s00406-016-0735-0

Mortlock, A., Puzzo, I., Taylor, S., Kumari, V., Young, S., Sengupta, S., & Das, M. (2017).  Enrichment activities in the medical school psychiatry programme – could this be a key to engaging medical students in psychiatry? A study from a high secure forensic psychiatric UK hospital. BMC Psychiatry, 17:83 DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1236-z


2016 Publications  

Young, S, Absoud M, Blackburn C, Branney P, Colley B, Farrag E, Fleisher S, Gregory G, Gudjonsson GH, Kim K,  O’Malley K, Plant M, Rodriguez A, Ozer S, Takon I, Woodhouse E & Mukherjee R (2016). Guidelines for Identification and Treatment of Individuals with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Associated Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Based upon Expert Consensus.  BMC Psychiatry, 16:324, doi:10.1186/s12888-016-1027-y

Young, S., Adamou, M., Asherson, P., Coghill, D., Colley, B., Gudjonsson, G., Hollis, H., McCarthy, J., Müller, U., Moli, P., Pitts, M. & Arif, M.  (2016) Recommendations for the transition of patients with ADHD from child to adult healthcare services:  a consensus statement from the UK Adult ADHD Network. BMC Psychiatry, 16:301. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-1013-4

Young, S., Das, M. & Gudjonsson, G. (2016) Reasoning and Rehabilitation cognitive skills programme for mentally disordered offenders: Predictors of outcome. World Journal of Psychiatry, 6, 410-418.  http://www.wjgnet.com/2220-3206/full/v6/i4/410.htm

McCarthy J, Chaplin E, Underwood L, Forrester A, Hayward H, Sabet J, Young S, Asherson P, Mills R, Murphy, DGM. (2015). Characteristics of prisoners with neurodevelopmental disorders and difficulties. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(3), 201-206.

Ashwood, K.L, Gillan, N., Horder, J, Hayward, H., Woodhouse, E., McEwen, F., Findon, J., Eklund, H., Spain, D., Wilson, C.E., Cadman, T., Young, S., Stoencheva, V., Murphy, C.M., Robertson, D., Charman, T., Bolton, P., Glaser, K., Asherson, P., Simonoff, E., & Murphy, D.G.  (2016). Predicting the diagnosis of autism in adults using the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) questionnaire Psychological Medicine, 46(12).

Young, S., Jacobson, R., Einzig, S., Gray, K. & Gudjonsson, G. (2016). Can we recognise malingerers? The association between malingering, personality traits and clinical impression among complainants in civil compensation cases. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 235-238.

Gonzalez, R., Gudjonsson, G., Wells, J., & Young, S.  (2016).  The role of emotional distress and ADHD on institutional behavioral disturbance and recidivism among offenders.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 20, 368-78

Young S, González R, Mutch L., Mallet-Lambert I., O’Rourke L., Hickey N, Asherson P & Gudjonsson GH. (2016) Diagnostic accuracy of a brief screening tool for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in UK prison inmates. Psychological Medicine , 46, 1449-1458

Gudjonsson, G.H., Sigurdsson, J.F., Sigfusdottir, I.D., Asgeirsdottir, B.B., González, R.A. & Young, S.  (2016) A national epidemiological study investigating risk factors for police interrogation and false confession among juveniles and young persons. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51, 359-367

Young, S., Taylor, E. & Gudjonsson, G.H.  (2016) Childhood predictors of offending:  Results from a 19 year longitudinal epidemiological study of boys.  J Attention Disorders, 20(3), 206-213

Sedgwick, O., Young, S., Das, M. & Kumari, V. (2016). Objective predictors of outcome in forensic mental health services – a systematic review. CNS Spectrums, 21(6), 430-444.


2015 Publications 

Young, S., & Sedgwick, O. (2015). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and substance use: an evaluation of causal hypotheses and treatment considerations. Expert Review Neurotherapeutics, 15(9), 1005-14. 

Young, S., Sedgwick, O., Perkins, D., Lister, H., Southgate, K., Das, M., Kumari, V., Bishopp, D., & Gudjonsson, G.H. (2015). Measuring Victim Empathy among Mentally Disordered Offenders: Validating VERA-2.  Journal of Psychiatric Research, 60, 156-62.

McCarthy JM, Chaplin E, Underwood L, Forrester A, Hayward H, Sabet J, Young S, Asherson P, Mills R, Murphy, D. (2015). Screening and diagnostic assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in a male prison. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, 6. 102-111

Young, S, Gudjonsson, G.H., O’Rourke, L.Woodhouse, E., Ashwood, K., Murphy, M. & Asherson, P.  (2015) Attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and associated functional impairments in mentally disordered offenders Psychiatry Research, 230, 387-393

Young S., Sedgwick, O., Fridman, M., Gudjonsson, G., Hodgkins, P, Lantigua, M., & González, R.  (2015) Comorbid psychiatric disorders amongst incarcerated ADHD populations: A meta-analysis.  Psychological Medicine, 45, 2499-2510.

Young, S., Khondoker, M, Emilsson, B., Sigurdsson, J.F., Philipp-Wiegmann, F., Baldursson, G., Olafsdottir, H., Gudjonsson, G. (2015) Cognitive behavioral therapy in medication-treated adults with ADHD and comorbid psychopathology: A randomized controlled trial using multi-level analysis. Psychological Medicine, 45(13), 2793-804

Jotangia, A., Rees-Jones, A., Gudjonsson, G.H. & Young, S. (2015) A multi-site controlled trial of the R&R2MHP cognitive skills program for mentally disordered female offenders.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59, 539-559

Arnold, L.E., Hodgkins, P., Caci, H., Kahle, J., & Young, S.  (2015) Effect of Treatment on Long-term Outcomes in ADHD:  A Systematic Review .  Plos 1  http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0116407

Young, S., Moss, D., Sedgwick, O., Fridman, M., & Hodgkins, P. (2015) A meta-analysis of the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in incarcerated populations.  Psychological Medicine, 45, 247-258 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291714000762



Scully, C., Young, S., & Bramham, J. (2014). Characterising the psychiatric comorbidities among adults with ADHD who have a history of offending.  The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25(5), 535-555

Thomason, K, Gudjonsson, G.H., Morris, R., German, E., & Young, S.  Sociomoral reasoning in adults with ADHD AIMS Public Health, 1(3), 147-159 http://aimspress.ijournals.cn/aimsph/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=20140303&flag=1

Bolea-Alamañac, B., Nutt, D.J., Adamou, M., Asherson, P., Bazire, S., Coghill, D., Heal, D., Müller, U., Nash, J., Santosh, P., Sayal, K., Sonuga-Barke, E., Young, S.J. and for the Consensus Group (2014), Evidence-based guidelines for the pharmacological management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Update on recommendations from the British Association for Psychopharmacology.  Journal of Psychopharmacology, 28(3), 179-203. http://jop.sagepub.com/content/28/3/179

Hollingdale, J., Woodhouse, E., Asherson, P., Gudjonsson, G.H. & Young, S.  (2014)  A pilot study examining ADHD and behavioural disturbance in female mentally disordered offenders. AIMS Public Health,1(2), 100-108. http://aimspress.com/aimsph/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=20140206&flag=1

Young, S., Gudjonsson, G.H., Goodwin, E.J., Jotangia, A., Farooq, R., Haddrick, D. & Adamou, M.  (2014) Beyond the gates: identifying and managing offenders with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in community probation services.  AIMS Public Health, 1, 33-42.

Huntley, Z. & Young, S. (2014).  Alcohol and substance use history among ADHD adults: the relationship with persistent remitting symptoms, personality, employment and history of service use.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 18, 82-90.

Deane, H. & Young, S.J.  (2014). Navigating adolescence: an epidemiological follow-up of adaptive functioning in girls with childhood ADHD symptoms and conduct disorder.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 18(1), 44-51.

Gudjonsson, G.H., Sigurdsson, J.F., Sigfusdottir, I.D., & Young. S. (2014). A national epidemiological study of offending and its relationship with ADHD symptoms and associated risk factors.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 18(1)3-13.



Young, S., Goodwin, E.J., Sedgwick, O. & Gudjonsson, G.H.  (2013). The effectiveness of police custody assessments in identifying suspects with intellectual disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.BMC Medicine 11:248, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/11/248

Young, S., Hopkin, G., Perkins, D., Farr, C., Doidge, A., & Gudjonsson, G.H. (2013). A controlled trial of a cognitive skills program for personality disordered offenders.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 17, 598-607.

Gudjonsson, G.H., Sigurdsson, J.F., Adalssteinsson, T., & Young S. (2013). The relationship between ADHD symptoms, mood instability, and self-reported offending.  Journal of Attention Disorders. 17(4), 339-346.

Adamou, M., Arif, M., Asherson, P, Aw, T., Bolea, B., Coghill, D., Gudjonsson, G., Halmoy, A., Hodgkins, P., Muller, U., Pitts, M., Trakoli, A., Williams, N., & Young, S.  (2013). Consensus statement: Occupational issues of adults with ADHD.  BMC Psychiatry, 13(1):59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-13-59