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 […]
Research and Updates from ADHD Experts.
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 […]
Here is a video blog from Dr. Sandra Kooij, an APSARD Board-member, describing her research during the recent European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Paris. Click here to access the video.
The HBO series, In Treatment (2008-2010) centered on the life and practice of a psychotherapist, Paul Weston (as portrayed by Gabriel Byrne). Each nightly episode focused on a session with a different patient, with the course of therapy with each patient followed week-by-week. In a scene from a Season 1 episode (with a patient named […]
The October issue of the Journal of Attentions Disorders includes an article on the effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy on the risk for smoking in ADHD children grown up. The findings are based on a controlled longitudinal study of children with ADHD in adulthood. The extended effects of smoking continue to be a relevant […]
In this second blog, I will discuss what the research Entrepreneurship and Psychological Disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed revealed about the importance of hyper focus and how some of the world’s leading Entrepreneurs use the strength of hyper focus. I will also propose a few practical recommendations to expand the research I believe […]
This is the first in a series of two blog posts discussing and reviewing Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed Wiklund et al. (2016). Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 6, 14-20. doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2016.07.001 Entrepreneurship is often associated with ADHD symptoms such as […]
As a young chemical engineer intent on pursuing a medical degree in interventional cardiology, the pioneering work by Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen not only changed my career but changed the face of neurobiology and all of medicine… With the award in 1986 for the Nobel Prize in Medicine their pioneering discoveries of Neural Growth […]
A recent Online First article from the Journal of Attention Disorders, the flagship journal of APSARD, highlights the development of a brief questionnaire to assess potentially maladaptive thoughts that are common to adults with ADHD (Knouse et al., 2017). More specifically, the scale targets the types of cognitions that are not typically thought of as […]
As a researcher who has devoted most of the past three decades to studying ADHD, I am surprised (and somewhat embarrassed) to see how little research has focused on how ADHD affects the romantic side of life. There are over 25,000 articles about ADHD listed on www.pubmed.gov, but only a few have provided data about […]
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