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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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