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The Central Mystery of ADHD

Despite the many differences among children and adults with ADHD, there is one similarity shared by virtually all of them. Although they have considerable chronic difficulty in getting organized and getting started on many tasks, in focusing their attention, sustaining their efforts, and utilizing their short-term working memory, all of those diagnosed with ADHD tend […]

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Side Effects of Psychosocial Treatments

(A blog from the Psychosocial Sub-Committee of APSARD) Medications approved for the treatment of ADHD are required to list documented side effects. Some of these may be relatively mild and well-tolerated and are far outweighed by the benefits of the medication for symptom reduction and overall well-being. On the other hand, for some individuals these […]

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Managing ADHD: What is Your Implementation Plan?

As part of the mission of the APSARD Psychosocial Treatment Committee, the committee members will share blogs related to issues relevant to non-medical treatments for ADHD. Implementation intentions stem from a line of self-regulation research focused on the observation that a purely goal-focused approach to behavior change does not inexorably produce actions necessary to achieve […]

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ADHD On Flash Drive

In a world where each of us spends many hours per day “connected” one must ponder how high intensity digital stimulation modifies the brain and behavior. Not only adults but children are continuously exposed by their phones “blowing up” with group texts, snap chat, instagram and the like. Our modern digital age comes with many […]

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Q&A: ADHD Expert Offers Clinical Guidance on Prescribing Stimulants

APSARD Board Member, Anthony Rostain, M.A., M.D., was interviewed by Healio Psychiatry. Please see below for the introduction and the link to the full article. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FULL INTERVIEW “ADHD is marked by a pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that affects daily functioning. According to data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, the […]

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Schema and Adult ADHD

Below is a link to an interesting article relevant to the psychosocial treatment of adult ADHD, particularly using cognitive behavioral therapy oriented approaches. A previous blog by this writer (Core Beliefs and Adult ADHD, 03/15/2017) highlighted two preliminary studies of the incidence of maladaptive schema in adults with ADHD and their potential contribution to difficulties […]

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University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program

Hello APSARD Members, The APSARD Social Media and Website committee is trying out a new blog feature. We will be showcasing various clinical/clinical-research programs specializing in various aspects of the assessment and treatment of ADHD. The purpose is to highlight some of the professional activities of APSARD members and the availability of these programs as […]

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