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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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Navigating Facebook as an Adult With ADHD

Amori Yee Mikami, PhD Associate Professor | Department of Psychology University of British Columbia Much has been written about social skills and peer relationship problems among youth with ADHD. However, peer interactions change dramatically as children age, and considerably less is known about the social worlds of adults with ADHD. Online social networking websites such […]

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ADHD in College Students

Dr. Kevin Antshel, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Syracuse University. Dr. Antshel also directs the ADHD Lifespan Treatment, Education and Research (ALTER) program at Syracuse University. He will be chairing a symposium at the 2017 APSARD Annual Meeting on “ADHD in College Students”. ADHD […]

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A Mindfulness Intervention for ADHD in Adulthood

Dr. John Mitchell, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke ADHD Program. He will be presenting at the 2017 APSARD Annual Meeting on “A Mindfulness Intervention for ADHD in Adulthood Workshop” Mindfulness-based interventions, or MBIs, involve the teaching of mindfulness meditation practices. The […]

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Gender Differences in Associations Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss: This changes our preconception of ADHD in women as somehow more benign. Gender Differences in Associations Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Cæcilie Ottosen, BSc, Liselotte Petersen, PhD, Janne Tidselbak Larsen, MSc, Søren Dalsgaard, MD, PhD Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Abstract Objective: To […]

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New Developments in CBT for Adult ADHD

Russell Ramsay, PhD University of Pennsylvannia Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered an evidence-supported, psychosocial treatment that has been found to be effective through several outcome studies, including randomized trials comparing CBT with active control treatments. Two recent outcome studies have extended research on CBT for adult ADHD in terms of the benefits of this treatment […]

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Are You a Night Owl? About ADHD and Late Sleep

By Sandra Kooij, MD PhD PsyQ, psycho-medical programs, Expertise center adult ADHD, the Hague, The Netherlands ADHD is related to several sleep problems, but the most frequent seems the delayed sleep phase syndrome, a disturbance of the circadian rhythm. Research of children and adults with ADHD (when compared to controls) shows that the majority of […]

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Comparison of Two Measures of Working Memory Impairments in 220 Adolescents and Adults with ADHD

Ryan J. Kennedy, Donald M. Quinlan, and Thomas E. Brown Comparison of Two Measures of Working Memory Impairments in 220 Adolescents and Adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. Online First, August 1, 2016. DOI: 10.1177/1087054716661232 This study compares two normed measures used in ADHD evaluations to assess impairments in working memory. Although individuals with […]

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Why Do Adults With ADHD Choose Strength-Based Coaching Over Public Mental Health Care? A Qualitative Case Study From the Netherlands.

Schrevel, S. J. C., Dedding, C., & Broerse, J. E. W. (2016). Why do adults with ADHD choose strength-based coaching over public mental health care? A qualitative case study from the Netherlands. Sage Open, July-September, 1-8. doi: 10.1177/2158244016662498  Overview and Recommendations by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC  The coaching profession has had a relative scarcity of research […]

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