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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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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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APSARD Blog: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Adult Outpatients Seeking an ADHD Evaluation

By Jessica R. Lunsford-Avery & John T. Mitchell Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT) is a set of symptoms including mental fogginess, slowed cognition and behavior, and daydreaming. Researchers are currently uncertain whether SCT is a transdiagnostic construct or a separate diagnosis, and if it is a separate diagnosis, there’s discussion about whether to call it SCT […]

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CBT for Adult ADHD: Turning Intentions into Actions at the APSARD 2018 Conference

As part of the symposium on non-medical treatments for adult ADHD, I’ll be presenting on CBT for adult ADHD. One of the principles in framing interventions is turning “managing ADHD” into actionable steps the patient can “do” to improve functioning. Similarly, being a practicing clinician specializing in adult ADHD, it has been helpful to see […]

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Language of ADHD in Adults on Social Media

A recent, online ahead of print article in the Journal of Attention Disorders addresses the social media language and use in a sample of 1399 adults self-identified as being diagnosed with ADHD compared with matched controls. In addition to linguistic analysis of public Twitter posts regarding themes (including how these themes mapped onto the 5-factor […]

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