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How Do We Manage a Patient Who Presents ADHD and Comorbid Depression? How Well Do Antidepressants Work In This Patient Population?

This is an everyday issue in real world clinical practice. The old adage of “Treat mood and anxiety first” before treating ADHD has long been considered the recommended standard of care when confronted with patients with ADHD comorbid with significant mood or anxiety symptoms. Recent findings by Chen et al from a nationwide longitudinal study […]

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Are There Character Strengths Associated With Adult ADHD?: Comparison of ADHD Adults and Controls on the VIA Inventory of Strengths

Are There Character Strengths Associated With Adult ADHD?: Comparison of ADHD Adults and Controls on the VIA Inventory of Strengths. Ramsay, J. R., Giwerc, D., McGrath, R. E., & Niemiec, R. (2016, January 15). Background: On the one hand, it is well documented that a lifetime diagnosis of ADHD is associated with many life impairments. On […]

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Is ADHD a Serious Condition?

The short answer is “yes”.  The US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) review of ADHD starts with the statement: “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a serious public health problem affecting a large number of children and adults” (http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/research.html).  My colleagues and I recently reviewed the ADHD literature.  That let us to describe ADHD as “…a seriously […]

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Working Memory Training in Post-Secondary Students with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Study

Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss*: The gold standard for evaluation of outcome of working memory has to target real life improvement in those areas that are impaired. Working Memory Training in Post-Secondary Students with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Study Mawjee K, Woltering S, Tannock R. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 23;10(9):e0137173 Abstract Objectives: To determine whether […]

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ADHD in Medication Treated Adolescents

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss*: Empirical support for a much needed intervention! A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for ADHD in medication-treated adolescents Sprich, S. E., Safren, S. A., Finkelstein, D., Remmert, J. E. and Hammerness, P. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. (2016) Abstract Objective: To test cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for […]

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Web-Based Intervention for Teachers of Elementary Students With ADHD: Randomized Controlled Trial

Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss*: Like Strongest Families this innovative intervention has the potential to provide direct access to instruction on management of ADHD in the classroom where that expertise does not otherwise exist. Intervention with the teacher has a powerful impact on the life of the child. Web-Based Intervention for Teachers of Elementary Students […]

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Research & Reality: The Diagnosis of ADHD

By Roberta Waite and Meghan S. Leahy Despite the availability of helpful and competent protocols for assessing and diagnosing ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults, there are many prevailing factors that make this job a difficult one. An accurate diagnosis of ADHD (or identifying a different condition causing “attention deficits”) matters because it is an […]

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Smart People Can Have ADHD Too

We know from many studies that ADHD is associated with a slightly lower intelligence quotient (IQ) and with problems in thinking known as executive function deficits.  If that’s that case, you might think that people with a high IQ cannot have ADHD.   You would be wrong.  Data on groups sometimes mislead us about individuals. Although, […]

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