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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss: Now that we are identifying children with ADHD and ASD we need to know more about how to manage this population. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder Samuele Cortese Psychiatric Symptoms and Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder (2016) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29695-1_6 Abstract Previous versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]

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The Challenges of Implementing ADHD Clinical Guidelines and Research Best Evidence in Routine Clinical Care Settings: Delphi Survey and Mixed-Methods Study

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss: Clinical guidelines inform practice, but this type of empirical research has the potential to assure that clinical practice also informs clinical guidelines and assure their feasibility.Further evidence for the benefit of prescribing health. The challenges of implementing ADHD clinical guidelines and research best evidence in routine clinical care settings: Delphi […]

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Child vs. Adult Onset of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

To the Editor: Two longitudinal studies of epidemiological cohorts published in JAMA Psychiatry—one conducted in Brazil1 and the other in the United Kingdom2—have found evidence for adult-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in substantial proportions of adults with ADHD. These studies, plus an earlier one from NewZealand,3 challenge the longstanding conceptualization of ADHD as a disorder necessarily beginning […]

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ADHD Goes to College

We see many individuals who find themselves getting less out of college than they expected, or had to take time off to regroup. Among the many lessons of school, one of the more important ones for people to master is how to learn the best way for them. There are a few things clients with […]

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Longitudinal Course of ADHD in College Students

If someone with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can get into college, they should be just as likely as the next person to successfully earn their college degree, correct? Unfortunately, research findings paint a very different picture. When compared to their non-ADHD counterparts, college students with ADHD tend to earn lower grades, take longer to earn a […]

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Mindfulness Meditation: Enhancing Consciousness of Persons Affected by ADHD

By Roberta Waite and Meghan S. Leahy In the 1970’s, Kabat-Zinn popularized mindfulness meditation (MM) as many people sought non-medication interventions for a variety of conditions. Consequently, mindfulness interventions are increasingly used to address many health-related concerns. Today, MM is seen as a practical skill to use that benefits well-being, including being viewed as an […]

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Neuroimaging of ADHD: Disorder-Specificity and Translation Into Neurotherapy

The presentation by Prof Katya Rubia reviews the state of the art of the evidence for brain abnormalities in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD has been investigated with brain scanning experiments more than any other childhood disorder. ADHD is still today often reported in the media as a “myth” or as “naughty” […]

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Overview and Recommendations for Future Coaching/Therapeutic Research

Newark, P. E., Elsässer, M., & Stieglitz, R. (2016). Self-esteem, self-efficacy, and resources in adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20, 279-290. doi: 10.1177/1087054712459561 Background: Even though therapy studies indicate beneficial effects of focusing on resources and Positive Psychology stresses the importance of a resources-oriented view in psychotherapy, these sorts of resources have played […]

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