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Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With and Without Medication for Adults With ADHD

Blog by Mariya Cherkasova, Ph.D., VCH Research Institute ADHD in adulthood goes hand in hand with problems in key areas daily living, such as work, family life, and social / interpersonal functioning. These are often accompanied by emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety, anger and low self-esteem. Such difficulties may stem from poor skills in […]

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Changing ASD-ADHD Symptom Co-Occurrence Across the Lifespan With Adolescence as Crucial Time Window: Illustrating the Need to go Beyond Childhood

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss: Early identification and intervention has been a hallmark of ASD treatment. The demand for independent social functioning, abstraction and executive functioning peaks in early adolescence. Early intervention during adolescence and young adulthood for comorbid high functioning ASD/ADHD may be critical to optimizing the potential for successful adult functioning. Changing ASD-ADHD […]

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ADHD Across the Lifespan: Adult Academic Outcomes of Childhood ADHD

Childhood ADHD is known to persist into adolescence and adulthood in 40-70% of patients. However, its presentation changes with age; symptoms of hyperactivity become less prominent, while difficulties with attention and impulsivity may remain, and executive function problems become increasingly important . Due to this evolving presentation, those with a childhood history of ADHD may […]

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Journal of Attention Disorders Vol. 21, No. 6, April 2017

A mission of APSARD is to disseminate information about evidence-supported treatments for ADHD. This objective is fulfilled by providing a contemporary cross-section of established treatments and “best practices” based on the extant research. However, this goal of APSARD is also met by highlighting emerging evidence and research that may not yet be conclusive but highlights […]

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Core Beliefs and Adult ADHD

Although ADHD symptom measures or inventories that combine measurements of symptoms with other manifestations of ADHD (e.g., executive functions) are typically used to measure treatment progress clinical outcome studies of psychosocial treatments for adult ADHD, symptom reduction is not the main treatment target of these treatments, primarily Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for adult ADHD. Rather, it is […]

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss: Now that we are identifying children with ADHD and ASD we need to know more about how to manage this population. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder Samuele Cortese Psychiatric Symptoms and Comorbidities in Autism Spectrum Disorder (2016) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29695-1_6 Abstract Previous versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]

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The Challenges of Implementing ADHD Clinical Guidelines and Research Best Evidence in Routine Clinical Care Settings: Delphi Survey and Mixed-Methods Study

*Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss: Clinical guidelines inform practice, but this type of empirical research has the potential to assure that clinical practice also informs clinical guidelines and assure their feasibility.Further evidence for the benefit of prescribing health. The challenges of implementing ADHD clinical guidelines and research best evidence in routine clinical care settings: Delphi […]

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Child vs. Adult Onset of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

To the Editor: Two longitudinal studies of epidemiological cohorts published in JAMA Psychiatry—one conducted in Brazil1 and the other in the United Kingdom2—have found evidence for adult-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in substantial proportions of adults with ADHD. These studies, plus an earlier one from NewZealand,3 challenge the longstanding conceptualization of ADHD as a disorder necessarily beginning […]

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